Planning September 2015 – July 2016
My Future Starts Here
Year 12 and 13 Progression into Employment or Higher and Further Education
- KS5 drop in every Tuesday lunchtime in the Learning Centre, Normanby site
- Student Finance: Student Finance England presentation about applying for student finance and the cost implications thereof
- Teesside University Passport Scheme: Teesside University introduces the Passport Scheme encouraging students to consider higher education and explore the opportunities available. Support and advice for students throughout the application process regardless of which university/higher education institution applied for
- Art and Design Information Sessions: all local providers (including Yorkshire Coast College, Scarborough Sixth Form, CCAD, and Leeds College of Art) invited to give presentations to students about courses available and advice about the application process and careers in art and design sectors
- Next Step York Programme: York University presentation to students about this scheme which offers specialised support for students including mentoring and residential visits (conditions apply)
- Careers Fair: a full day programme for all Year 12 students specifying an interest in learning more about apprenticeships including workshops and a Careers Fair. Students will be able to speak to current apprentices about their experiences. They will learn how to search for and register for an apprenticeship and work with training providers to develop and improve their interview skills
- Careers Fair: over 20 local and national employers, training providers, Higher and Further Education providers on hand to talk to students and parents about progression, employment and apprenticeship options
- Progression Interviews: a one-to-one interview to discuss career pathways and Post-Year 12 and Year 13 options. Students are fully supported and encouraged to apply for courses at all local FE/sixth form colleges, apprenticeships and training providers. Students are encouraged to explore all options and to aim high in order to achieve their full potential
- Armed Forces and local employers: the Armed Forces and a range of local employers and businesses will be available to discuss career pathways and opportunities with KS5 students on an informal basis in the Learning Centre
- Castle Recruitment: this local recruitment agency is on hand to discuss opportunities for part-time work and full-time work opportunities in the local area. Twenty KS5 students registered with the agency and discussed local opportunities for employment
Progression to Higher Education
- National Citizen Service: assembly and informal drop-in the Learning Centre. Students advised about the benefits of volunteering on this national scheme which benefits communities and develops self-confidence, resilience and employability skills
- Oxbridge Conference (Newcastle): High Aspirations students encouraged to consider applying to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. Students can access a variety of presentations offering support and advice on a range of degree options
- Cambridge University Presentation: Cambridge University will visit the College to give a presentation to students about the benefits of applying and information and advice about the application process in general. The purpose of the day is to encourage and inspire students to consider applying to the Oxbridge Universities
- Newcastle University Graduate Ambassadors Presentation: a presentation to students about what to consider when applying for university by newly qualified undergraduates
- UCAS Convention: all Year 12 (2 year) students will visit the Teesside UCAS conference at Teesside University. Over 50 Higher Education providers and admissions staff are available for students to talk to as well as workshops and presentations on all aspects of university life
- CV workshops: support for all students progressing to employment. Help and advice available regarding creating a CV, covering letter and searching and registering for employment with local and online recruitment specialists
- UCAS Enrolment Day: students start the UCAS application process with one-to-one support and guidance
- UCAS Personal Statement Presentation: Leeds Beckett University presentation about writing an effective and successful personal statement
- UCAS ‘Meet Your Mentor’ Event: all students applying for higher education will be allocated a mentor who will support and advise them throughout the application process. The Personal Mentor will ensure that courses applied for are realistic and aspirational as well as check personal statement, application form and write UCAS reference
Y13 Progression to Higher Education
- Higher Education Day and Parents’ Evening Wednesday 23 September.
- Leeds Beckett University and Personal Statement Workshops: (July) Oxbridge/Medical/Veterinary/Dentistry candidates; (September) all other HE applicants
- WhatUni.com: presentation about searching for courses using the Whatuni course searching website
- Student Finance (Teesside University): information and advice about applying for student finance
- A range of Universities and Sirius Minerals available for parents and students to talk to about Higher Education options, graduate sponsorship schemes, scholarships and bursaries. Teesside University, York University (including ‘Next Step York’ scheme), Leeds Beckett University, Coventry University (‘Life shaped Learning’ programmes) and Sirius Minerals present as well as student finance presentations for parents.
- Student Finance: Teesside University presentation to students about applying for student finance
- Oxbridge Medical/Veterinary/Dentistry Mock Interview: all students will receive at least one mock interview to help them prepare for an interview by ‘experts’ in that field
- UCAS Workshops: students receive support from UCAS Coordinator and UCAS Mentors with their university applications
- ‘It’s All About the Interview’: external providers give one-to-one mock interviews based on UCAS application and personal statement. Each applicant receives a 20 minute mock interview and is provided with verbal and written feedback to help them prepare for an actual interview
- Art and Design Information Sessions: all local providers (including Yorkshire Coast College, Scarborough Sixth Form, CCAD, and Leeds College of Art) invited to give presentations to students about courses available and advice about the application process and careers in art and design sectors.
- Higher Education Evening: following the daytime workshops for students Leeds Beckett University, Teesside University, Coventry University, York University, Sirius Minerals and WhatUni.com give workshops about apprenticeships, higher education, student finance and researching course options
- Student Finance Presentation: Teesside University presentation during KS5 Parents’ Evening
- National Careers Service and Apprenticeships: information session for parents wanting to help their children explore these options
- UCAS ‘Next Steps’ Presentation: UCAS applications advised about replying to offer deadlines, EXTRA, Clearing and Adjustment as well as student accommodation
- Gap Year Presentation: Project Trust presentation (by a former student) about the benefits of a Gap Year and the opportunities and application process
- St. Hilda’s Bursary Award Scheme: an afternoon of light refreshments and informal chat follow a short presentation. Students are given the opportunity to explore the generous financial support available from this local charity
- Progression Coordinator available for consultation at all Parents evenings and Open Evenings for all year groups
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