Post-18 Options Advice and Guidance

Post-18 Options Advice and Guidance




New Year 12 Parents’ Information Evening – 18th September 2018

If you were unable to attend this event, or just need a refresher on the information that Miss Shaw-Kew and Miss Entacott presented, the slides are here for you to view Welcome to Mascalls Academy Sixth Form 2018

UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)

On 7th March 2018 the Head of Sixth Form, Miss Shaw-Kew, gave a presentation to year 12 students and their parents about applying to university and the support that is available at Mascalls Academy to students who are interested in progressing to Higher Education after they have completed their A levels.

The slides from that presentation are available to view here UCAS-Information-Evening-Presentation-2019-entry

UCAS Finance Information

Miss Shaw-Kew hosted another information evening on 20th March 2018 aimed at current year 13 students who are considering starting university this September, about financial support whilst studying for a degree.  Here are the slides from that presentation UCAS Finance Information Evening 2018-19

UCAS Exhibitions

UCAS stage exhibitions across the UK every year.  A group of current year 12 students visited one of them at the University of Surrey on 13th March 2018.  If you are interested in attending an exhibition this year but were unable to join the Mascalls Academy trip, check out other 2018 dates on the UCAS website.

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The Kent and Medway Progression Foundation has some useful guides to Higher Education for students, staff, parents and carers, which can be found here KMPF Guides to HE

A presentation on preparing to apply to universities, was given to staff and year 13 students who attend Schools within the Leigh Academies Trust recently.  The slides on the three subjects that were covered in that presentation, are shown below.

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Degree Apprenticeships

Edward Enebeli, Leigh Aspire Programme Manager, gave a presentation on Degree Apprenticeships on 18th April 2018.  You can view his slides here, with links to videos and other useful online resources which provide more information.


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