Year 11 IAG session. Aims: • To understand what different qualifications mean • To understand what you need for different courses/an intro to what Uni’s look for • To have the opportunity to speak to a member of staff about your specific plan • To have some time to research your own options Different pathways Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 University or work related choices GCE A levels Post 16 BTEC Level 3 (Sport, Media, Business, Health and Social Care) GCSE A*-C Swakeleys BTEC Level 2 GCSE D-G (Business, Art, H&S Care) BTEC Level 1 ‘Traditional’ route Vocational Route Majority examination 100% coursework assessed THE RUSSELL GROUP: Oldest 20 Universities 1. University of Birmingham 2. University of Bristol 3. University of Cambridge 4. Cardiff University 5. University of Edinburgh (Scotland) 6. University of Glasgow 7. Imperial College London 8. King's College London 9. University of Leeds 10. University of Liverpool 11. London School of Economics (LSE) 12. University of Manchester 13. Newcastle University 14. University of Nottingham 15. University of Oxford 16. Queen's University Belfast (Ireland) 17. University of Sheffield 18. University of Southampton 19. University College London (UCL) 20. University of Warwick Eg : Birmingham expects 7A*s at GCSE (as well as top A levels) to do Medicine Eg: Imperial requires A* in Maths to do Computer Science Eg: Economics requires A* in A Level Maths (many Russell Group Uni’s) NB: if you want to do Law at Uni- you should NOT choose Law at A Level!! You need to research this carefully BEFORE selecting your A Levels. THE 1994 Group: Newer Univerisites established to promote excellence in research and teaching 1. University of Bath 2. Birkbeck – University of London 3. Durham University 4. University of East Anglia 5. University of Exeter 6. University of Essex 7. Goldsmiths – University of London 8. Institute of Education – London 9. Royal Holloway - London 10. Lancaster University 11. University of Leicester 12. Loughborough University 13. Queen Mary – London 14. University of Reading 15. University of St Andrews 16. University of Surrey 17. University of Sussex 18. University of York Eg : Durham requires A level Biology to study Psychology Eg: Exeter requires A* in Economics to study Economics Many of these Unis will require AAA! NB: if you want to do Law at Uni- you should NOT choose Law at A Level!! You need to research this carefully BEFORE selecting your A Levels. This is great to see the subjects available and then you can look into the requirements for various Uni’s. Pick a course from the drop down menu, then see the order of Unis for that course.