Post-18 Options Advice and Guidance

Post-18 Options Advice and Guidance


UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)

On 19th March 2019 the Head of Sixth Form, Miss Shaw-Kew, gave a presentation to year 12 students and their parents/guardians 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 Mar 2019

UCAS Finance Information

Miss Shaw-Kew hosted another information evening on 5th March 2019 aimed at current year 13 students, and their parents/guardians, who have already applied to University, or who are considering applying at a later date, about financial support whilst studying for a degree.

Below are the presentation materials from that session, if you were unable to attend, or would like to review them again:-

1. Introduction to Student Finance 2019-20

2. Student Finance Package 2019-10

3. Student Finance – How You’re Assessed and Paid 2019-10

UCAS Exhibitions

UCAS stage exhibitions across the UK every year.  We will be taking a group of current year 12 students to visit one of them at the Kent Event Centre in Maidstone on 27th March 2020.  If you are interested in attending an exhibition this year but are unable to join the Mascalls Academy Sixth Form trip, check out other 2020 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.

Downloads and Links

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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