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Support For KS5

Parents

  • Discuss with your child what they wish to do after 6th form; University or level 4 apprenticeships or a gap year.
  • Your child has a log in to https://www.unifrog.org/ this site can guide them through the options available to them including the available University courses and possible apprenticeships. Your child’s log in is their school email.
  • Discuss with your child the skills and experiences that they have to record on their Personal Statement or CV’s. Are they members of a club or a team? Do they volunteer or have a part time job? Ask your child to record all of this information as it will be invaluable for their applications.

University

  • Encourage your child to have an idea of the Universities they may wish to attend and book to attend the University open days.
  • Make sure when your child is choosing the Universities they wish to attend that they are realistic about the grades that they will be or have been predicted by their teachers.
  • Have high aspirations but also encourage your child to pick an insurance choice.
  • There is a personal statement section of the Unifrog website, ask your child to show you how they are progressing with this.

Level 4 Apprenticeship

  • Did you know that local businesses are looking for A level graduates to study Level 4 apprenticeships, and we have a significant amount of demand right here in Northamptonshire.  Ask your child to sign up to the governments apprenticeship website so they can view vacancies which they may be able to apply for https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
  • Ask your child to look at this useful website which provides advice when applying for apprenticeships: https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/advice-and-guides

Students

University Guides

Student Finance

Guides to Student Finance: The Government -  https://www.gov.uk/student-finance