Career Advice

Students continue their Careers, Education and Guidance programme within their PSHE lessons in the sixth form at Fearnhill.  Information and advice on options after 18 is available in the sixth form study area.

Useful websites for sixth form students include:

 

For careers information

 

Colleges of further education

  • For courses available at local colleges of further education – youthconnexions

 

Higher Education

  • Higher Ideas – helps identify the degree subjects linked to you’re a-level choices. Please contact Mrs Balchin for login information – not sure what the web address for direct access is – Careersoft will advise.
  • UCAS, the advice and application service for universities – ucas.com
  • Which University, what to study, were to go and how to get there – www.whichuniversity.co.uk
  • Student finance information – www.gov.uk/student-finance
  • Prospects, the graduate careers website includes information on ‘What can I do with a degree in …’ – prospects.ac.uk
  • University and college open day information – opendays.com

 

Apprenticeships, training and work

  • Local vacancy and apprenticeship search – youthconnexions
  • National apprenticeship search – search for higher and degree apprenticeships – getingofar.gov.uk
  • National employers with opportunities for school leavers, including those offering degree apprenticeships – youthconnexions

Year Out

The Year Out Group, with links to reputable gap year organisations – www.yearoutgroup.org