Search for a course you are interested in studying at University. Click onto a specfic University and course and click on Entry Requirements to find out what grades are needed and what subjects you will need to study to get onto the course.
Good advice about career opportunities for graduates. Click on Careers Advice and What Can I Do With My Degree to find out more about careers that link to degree subjects. Click on Job Sectors to find out more about different career areas.
Some Universities may ask for specific GCSE or AS/A2/BTEC grades and others may ask for 'UCAS Tariff Points' - this is where your AS/A2/BTEC grades are converted into points. Ask Mrs Carruthers if you are not sure.
Lots of advice on how to choose a Uni, how to get a place and what student life is actually like.
Good place to search for University Open Days where you get chance to visit a Uni, have a look round, see the facilities and find out what courses are on offer.
If you want to go to University in the future, you will have to pay for the course (tuition fee). As of 2016, most Universities charge £9000 per year (and most University courses take, on average, three years). Don't worry, you don't have to pay this money up front - you can get money from the Government to pay the tuition fee (a student loan) and help with your living costs whilst you are a student (a living costs or maintenance loan). You can loan this money from the Government and pay it back once you have finished your studies and are in a job earning more than £21,000 a year. You can get more money from the Government (a maintenance grant), depending upon who you live with and how much they earn, and this is money you do not have to pay back.
Have a look at this guide for more information about student finance - http://extra.shu.ac.uk/yesyoucan/
“Pupils are helpful, polite and courteous to staff, visitors and to each other. The atmosphere in school is positive, supportive and caring.” Ofsted 2016
“The teaching of mathematics is effective. Most pupils make good progress in this subject.”
68% of students make expected progress or better
“They are given a significant range of extra opportunities which prepare them well for life beyond the school. These pupils speak with passion and confidence about their ambitious aspirations for the future.” Ofsted 2016
of more able students achieved an A or A*
Students leaving with 5 A*-C grades, including English and maths