Welcome to the Sixth Form Noticeboard
Find all the latest information and events going on in Sixth Form.
|Bursary Fund||NUS Applications|
|Photocards 16-19||UCAS Applications|
Bursary Fund 16 - 19
Students in the following groups may receive a bursary of £1,200 a year:
- young people in care
- care leavers
- young people claiming income support in their own name
- disabled young people who receive both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance in their own name
Other students facing genuine financial difficulties may be awarded a bursary at the discretion of their school, college or training provider. Application forms are available from Mrs Reynolds.
Photocards 16 - 19
If you are aged 16-18 you will need a Centro photocard to enable you to continue to pay Child Rate fares. Application forms are available from Mrs Reynolds
For student discounts at hundreds of retailers, apply for an NUS Extra Card: www.cards.nus.org.uk/buy or collect an application form from Mrs Reynolds.
UCAS is the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. It is responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. So, if you want to apply to university, you will need to make a UCAS application. To make a successful application, you will need to follow these steps:
- Choose your courses – There are over 39,000 possible courses to choose from and as has been well documented some university courses can cost up to £9000 a year, so choosing the right course has never been more important.
Some points to consider:
- What do you enjoy studying?
- Subjects vary from university to university and from A’level to degree level, so make sure you look at what is covered in the degree carefully.
- If you’re considering a brand new subject at degree level, do your research.
- If you want to do a vocational course which will qualify you for a specific job, have you done work experience in this area?
- Will the degree lead to the career you are hoping to get into?
- Does the degree look good value for money?
Entry requirements will vary from university to university. This may appear as a grade profile (ABB) or in a points format (320 points). Make sure your choices are realistic. The UCAS points tariff can be found on www.ucas.com.
You may need to sit an admissions test for your particular course.
Choosing your universities
There are 304 higher education institutions to choose from and most applicants can choose up to five to apply to. You will spend at least three years of your life in the place you go to university, so, it needs to be somewhere you’re going to feel happy and a place that suits your needs.
Some points to consider:
Do they offer the course you want (see above points)
How far away is it from your home? How long will it take and how much will it cost to get home?
What are the facilities like? (for your course and for your other interest areas)
Is it in the city or out in the countryside?
What is the night life like?
What are the employability and progression rates like?
How competitive are they to get into?
Begin your research as soon as possible so that you can draw up a shortlist of universities that you would like to visit. There is no substitute for visiting the places themselves and getting a feel for where you might potentially be studying.