Life After 6th Form

Students are fully supported during Year 12 and 13 to support their onward journey following their time at Herne Bay High 6th Form.  The potential routes are wide and varied.  Here are some examples of possible options:

  •  Go Straight into university to study further at home or abroad
  •  Continue into further vocational studies through higher education facilities such as HNC/HND
  •     Research Sponsored Degrees or School Leavers' Programmes
  •  Straight into employment at home or abroad
  •  Continue into apprenticeship, internship or scholarship schemes with employers
  •  Gap Year – a range of opportunities to travel/work/study with an excellent CV of skills and experiences

Students have access to an array of information in the Learning Resources Library, The 6th Form Area, East Kent Business Partnership, Start Profile , Unifrog as well as being able to speak with experts at the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900 or click here to visit the website.  

University Information

There are a number of different undergraduate degrees available.  Some of the more commonly known ones are:

Foundation Degree

Bachelor of Arts - BA Hons

Bachelor of Science - BSC

Bachelor of Engineering - BEng

Bachelor of Law and LLB Hons

A-Z of degrees – how many?

There are over 37,000 undergraduate courses at over 370 providers in the UK

For more information visit:

The Telegraph Information - click here

What University - click here

WhichUni - click here

Uk Course Finder - click here

For further information on Ucas  - Please click here

Ucas TV offer a large number of videos providing additional information on the University process - click here

We also use Unifrog to help students compare degrees

University Degrees Abroad

Looking for Undergraduate opportunities abroad - for further information click here.

A complete University guide for studying overseas - for further information click here.

Higher Education in Further Education

If you are looking for a work-related qualification that will advance your career, give you practical skills and can lead on to higher education, HNC and HND courses are a great option. Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas are job-related qualifications that are highly valued by employers.

Sponsored Degrees or School Leavers' Programmes

Employers call their school leaver programmes all sorts, from training programmes and undergraduate apprenticeships to sponsored degree programmes. 

Sponsored degree programmes are school leaver schemes that focus on the fact that you’ll get a degree as part of the programme. As well as studying for a degree at university, students are often regarded as permanent employees of the company and receive a salary. For further information, click here.

School Leavers Schemes are an alternative path to university.  Most companies require good A Level grades.  In addition, some request applicants complete on line aptitude/verbal and non verbal reasoning tests. The schemes are offered in a range of industries.  For further information click here

Some examples are:

The Deloitte Brightstart scheme - click here

The BDO Programme  - click here

The Nestle Academy - click here

The Morrison Scheme - click here

Ucas TV has a large number of videos providing information on Sponsored Degrees - click here

Work Experience/

Volunteering or

Internships

 

 

Work Experience/Volunteering - Doing unpaid work experience, also known as volunteering, can bring you great rewards. Work experience gives you the chance to learn new skills and improve those you already have.

For further information - click here

Do Something - click here

BBC Work Experience Programme - click here

An internship provides direct experience of working in a particular role and is usually undertaken by those who know what type of job they want to do

For further information - click here

Employment

Students have the option of applying for employment direct.  Alternatively starting up a business and being self-employed is possible.

For further information - click here

Apprenticeships

Typically, for an Intermediate Apprenticeship you will need a number of GCSEs grades A* to C with, ideally, English and Maths being two of those subjects.

For an Advanced Apprenticeship you will need at least 5 GCSEs with grades A* to C with, ideally, English and Maths being two of those subjects and some employers will prefer you to also have some Level 3 qualifications e.g. A Levels, BTEC.

For a Higher Apprenticeship you will need at least 2 A Levels.

You might also be able to gain entry to an Apprenticeship even if you have lower grades, as a training provider might assess your general ability as being of the right level to get started.

For further information click here

Government Information click here

Apprenticeship Parent Guide

Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Info (Which) click here

We also use unifrog to help students compare apprenticeships

Gap Year

A gap year can be almost anything a student would like it to be.  Here are some websites to provide inspiration:

Gap Year: Click here

Student Travel: Click here

Projects Abroad: Click here

Camp America: Click here

Further Information - alternatives to uni

School Leavers' Guide by Pure Potential:Click here

 

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