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Head Student Projects
Boys: Mentoring, giving Boys a student voice and engagement in the wider school life.
Careers Guidance: Enabling students from Y7 to Y13 have careers advise, guidance and support
Sixth Form Led activities: Sixth Form students leading activities for student engagement.
EAL: Mentoring and guiding high potential students whose English is an additional language.

Duke of Edinburgh

The Prince’s Trust

Extended Project Qualification

Students are able to complete an individual project on a topic of their choice. Guided support, allocated mentor, regular mentoring meetings. EPQ results are Top XX nationally. Past projects include:

Career Guidance Workshops

Sixth Form students have one hour a week allocated careers guidance. Whereby students prepare for University progression; personal statement writing, work experience opportunities, CV development.

Extra-curricular Pathways

All students, regardless of areas of study, have an extra-curricular pathway. Subject areas offer extended learning through alumni mentoring, tailored excursions, performances, work experiences and summer contacts.


All students will sign up to a society that reflects their personal interests, long-term career aspirations or personal development. Students meet once a fortnight to discuss current affairs, learn what is new in their field of study and develop confidence and interpersonal skills linking to their own personal growth and progression.

Pastoral Support

Tailored Support and Guidance
Registration periods allocated to develop the ‘whole’ student through; current affair debates, inter-form sports competitions, peer workshops, student presentations and student reflections.


UCAS applications have begun, and we have already received some amazing university offers for some of our students.

Year 13 students have until Friday 16th December to submit their university applications with the Sixth Form Team.

UCAS in a Nutshell


  • Autumn: Investigate Universities
  • Spring: Begin writing personal statements
  • Mid – May: Register for UCAS
  • September: Applications open
  • October: Deadline for Oxbridge/medicine/dentistry /vet applications
  • December: Kingsmead Deadline for applications
  • January: UCAS Deadline
  • May: Student finance application deadline

UCAS: The organisation that manages and processes ALL students’ applications to universities
FIVE: The number of courses your child can apply to in one UCAS cycle
PERSONAL STATEMENT: Only section your child has control over, the place where they sell themselves and explain why the universities should want THEM as students. Max. 4000 characters, 47 lines.
TRACK: the online system that allows you to check the progress of your application once you've submitted it.
EXTRA: The option to apply for an extra course if you have declined all your offers/have not been made any offers from your initial choices.
CLEARING: This is a way for universities to fill places they still have on their courses after applications have closed. It is also a way to gain a place if you do not fulfil the requirements of your offer.
AJUSTMENT: A process that's available to anyone who exceeds the grade requirements of their firm offer, this allows them to try and get a place at a university with higher grade expectations.

An AS-less process...

With the removal of the AS exam, other measures will be used to calculate your child’s predicted grades for university applications, including the end of year 12 exams, classwork and coursework and the teachers professional judgement. It is important to be aware that these grades are a very important part of any application, so aiming to do as well in Year 12 as Year 13 is a must.

UCAS Value

A* 56
A 48
B 40
C 32
D 24
E 16

Which are the Russell Group Universities?

Universities of…
Birmingham LSE
Bristol Manchester
Cambridge Newcastle
Cardiff Nottingham
Durham Oxford
Edinburgh Queen Mary
Exeter Queens Belfast
Glasgow Sheffield
Imperial Southampton
Kings College UCL
Leeds Warwick
Liverpool York

Opportunities and their importance:

The best thing you can do now is build up your extra circular activities and work experience opportunities in the lead up to sending off applications.  Get involved with things at school and take advantage of the hundreds of opportunities we advertise to you. Examples include: taster courses, summer schools, involvement with the Sutton trust, realising opportunities, K+, pathways to law programmes, internships and more!