Sixth Form Higher Education
Advice Evening
Higher Education Advice Evening
Introductory Talk: John Hill, 7.00-7.25pm, followed by coffee and a choice of
talks:
Talk
Presenter
The UCAS process and
Durham University –
how to choose a university Jenifer Burton
& course
Place
Time
Theatre
7.45 -8.10
and
8.15 - 8.40
Student finance
Newcastle University
– Emma Peak
Sixth Form Café
Extension
7.45 -8.10
and
8.15 - 8.40
Personal statement – how
to make it stand out
John Hill
Sixth Form Cafe
7.45 -8.10
and
8.15 - 8.40
Alternatives to going
straight to university
Rebecca Ruddick &
LRC
Michelle van den Berg
7.45 -8.10
and
8.15 - 8.40
Introductory Talk
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Why university?
UCAS issues
Progression timeline – what, how and when
Transition Year 12 to Year 13
Important dates
Why university
Opportunities it offers
• Employment and financial
• Social
• University entry levels reach 49%
• http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education22280939
• Graduate job rate tops unqualified
• http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education22268809
The Cost?
Typical student debt around £40000
Regard the financial cost as a graduate tax
of 9% of your salary above £21,000
But, if uncertain, there are increasing
numbers of alternative routes to higher level
skills and qualifications
Progression Timeline – Key Dates
29TH April
Higher Education Advice Evening
30th April
Higher Education (UCAS) Convention – Newcastle Arena
12TH May
AS level Exams Begin – Exam leave from half-term
11TH JUNE
Next Step Conference – Students return to school from exam leave
(Year 13 begins)
W/C 23
June
Wednesday 25 June and Thursday 26 June Progression Days
Friday 27 June University Visits (Newcastle and Northumbria)
30 June and Referees support applications – fast track
8 July
SEPT 2
Year 13 students meet with teachers and predicted grades finalised
SEPT 12
UCAS paragraphs completed and applications can be completed
SEPT/OCT
Referees support applications
DEADLINES
15 Oct: Oxbridge/Med/Dent/Vet / 24 Oct: QEHS Deadline 25 Oct
Next Step Conference
• Wednesday 11 June
• Students made choices in Assembly on
Tuesday 29 April
Next Step Programme
OUTLINE OF THE DAY
INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATIONS
First session:
Second session:
9.10-9.50
9.55-10.35
All students
sessions
will attend both these
Session title
Description of session
Going to
university
Why consider university and how to select a university and course – session led
by a representative from Newcastle University admissions
The alternatives
to university
What are the alternatives to going to university? This session with explore all
routes including gap year, employment, corporate sponsorship and higher
apprenticeships
Next Step Programme
UNIVERSITY, EMPLOYMENT AND GAP YEAR WORKSHOPS Students attend two of the following:
Workshop Title
Apprenticeships
Destination Unknown
Gap Year
Inspiration/Enterprise
Introduction to university finance
Scottish System
Year in Industry
First session:
Second session:
10.55-11.35
11.40-12.20
Next Step Programme
CAREER-RELATED WORKSHOPS
Students attend one workshop:
1.00-1.45 pm
Workshop Title
Accountancy and Finance
Languages
Art Foundation Course
Medicine
Business
Nursing & midwifery
Construction apprenticeships
Psychology
Chemical engineering
Sports apprenticeships
Civil engineering and architecture
Teaching
Journalism
Next Step Programme
CAREER-RELATED WORKSHOPS
Students attend one workshop:
1.50-2.35 pm
Workshop Title
Animation and computer graphics
Marine Biology
Banking
Mechanical engineering
Economics
Outdoor leadership
Foundation Degree Courses
Performing Arts/Music/Drama
IT and Business Apprenticeships
Social and Youth Work
Law
Teaching
Applying to University
UCAS
UCAS Headlines
• Consistently 85% of our students who
complete Year 13 apply to university
• Increasing numbers taking deferred
entries and Gap Years
• Well above average number of offers for
QEHS students
UCAS – Why we are Successful
• Well informed students – importance of
Bulletin and Student Information Page
• Appropriate choices
• Early applications
• Enhancement
University offers
Universities make offers in slightly different ways. For
example:
• 3 B grades at A2
• 3 B grades at A2 (one of which must be in maths)
• 300 UCAS points from A2
• 300 UCAS points 200 of which must be from A2
subjects
• 300 UCAS points
UCAS Tariff Points
A2 Level
Grade A* 140
Grade A 120
AS Level
Grade A 60
Grade B 100
Grade B 50
Grade C 80
Grade C 40
Grade D 60
Grade D 30
Grade E 40
Grade E 20
UCAS Tariff Points
OCR Diploma
(Double option)
Distinction (D)
240
High merit (M1)
200
Low merit (M2)
160
High pass (P1)
120
Low pass (P2)
80
UCAS Tariff points cont.
BTEC Certificate
Double distinction
240
Double option
Distinction/ merit
200
Double merit
160
Merit/pass
120
Double pass
80
Transition – Year 12 to Year 13
• Keep existing subjects on until September
– Use time wisely
– Attendance essential
– EPQ
What happens in August?
• Exam results (August 14TH)
– Results issued to students & analysed by school
– Re-marks requested by school/student, if
appropriate
– Decisions taken re: programme of study for Y13
• Do students have a programme of study to continue
with?
• Does a student need to re-sit the year (Year 12)?
• Where there are major concerns students will
be invited in between 27 – 29 August
What happens in September
• Students meet with subject teachers on
Tuesday 2 September
• Which subject should be dropped – or not
• What are the predicted grades for UCAS applications
• Looking forward, what modules should be re-sat in
June 2015
• Thursday 4 September Term begins
Higher Education Advice Evening
Introductory Talk: John Hill, 7.00-7.25pm, followed by coffee and a choice of
talks:
Talk
Presenter
The UCAS process and
Durham University –
how to choose a university Jenifer Burton
& course
Place
Time
Theatre
7.45 -8.10
and
8.15 - 8.40
Student finance
Newcastle University
– Emma Peak
Sixth Form Café
Extension
7.45 -8.10
and
8.15 - 8.40
Personal statement – how
to make it stand out
John Hill
Sixth Form Cafe
7.45 -8.10
and
8.15 - 8.40
Alternatives to going
straight to university
Rebecca Ruddick &
LRC
Michelle van den Berg
7.45 -8.10
and
8.15 - 8.40
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8.40 Introductory Talk