On this page you will find a list of useful resources which are there to help you make informed choices as you start KS4 and finish Year 11. In addition to these resources, the school's Personal Development Leader, Mr Nick Beale, is also available to provide support and help to students and parents alike. 

University

Unifrog- The easy way for students to choose the best universities and apprenticeships for them.

https://www.unifrog.org

Target Careers- Advice on career options after A-level, tips on school leaver scheme and higher apprenticeships, help making the right university choice. 

https://targetcareers.co.uk/guide-to-your-future
https://targetcareers.co.uk/guide-to-your-future
https://targetcareers.co.uk/school-leavers-100 https://targetcareers.co.uk/top-50-unis

Take the Buzz Test- Find out which careers suit you best.

https://icould.com/buzz-quiz/
The Russell Group Guide to making decisions about post-16 education
http://russellgroup.ac.uk/about/our-universities/
Prospects: What do Graduates do?

http://www.prospects.ac.uk/what_do_graduates_do.htm

UCAS- UCAS Connects people to University, Post University Studies including teacher training, apprenticeships and internships. 

https://www.ucas.com/careers-advice

Search tool for university degrees 

https://digital.ucas.com/search
Push - Advice about university, employment, gap year and apprenticeship options. 

http://www.push.co.uk/

What uni - university search site -Easy searching for university courses, university course reviews and college course reviews in the UK. 

http://www.whatuni.com/
bestCourse4me - provides information to help students at all levels to decide on what course is right for them whether they are looking at degree level or A-levels

http://www.bestcourse4me.com/

General Careers Information

A range of career opportunities in the NHS
https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles

Prospects- Browse over 400 job profiles by subject area
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree

Careers Box- provides short films on various careers from Medical, Science, Creative & Media to name but a few.
http://www.careersbox.co.uk/

BBC Bitesize- information about a huge range of careers, including creative careers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7dw47h

Alternatives to University 

Not going to uni- for students who want to know what their options are as an alternative to university. It covers apprenticeships, alternative courses, college higher education, sponsored education, distance learning, work experience/interns, employment and training, gap year, jobs and traineeships.  
http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

Where GCSE, A Level and university students share academic and social knowledge: from study help, to choosing a university, careers, and student life.

https://studentapprenticeships.co.uk/

 

CV Help & Guidance 

Advice on choosing a job, interview techniques and creating your online CV

http://www.jobzoo.co.uk/

https://careercompanion.cv-creator.com/ 

Starting your own business

http://www.bytestart.co.uk/

https://www.shell-livewire.org/

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people/support-starting-business

https://startups.co.uk/

 

Studying abroad

https://www.studyabroad.com/

https://www.goabroad.com/

https://www.astarfuture.co.uk/

 

Volunteering/Enrichment

VInspired- the UK's leading youth volunteering charity providing 14-30 year olds with volunteering and social action opportunities
www.vinspired.com
Do-it- Recruits volunteers for not-for-profit organisation.
www.do-it.org.uk/
National Citizenship Service programme - take on new challenges, learn new skills and help out your community.

www.ncsyes.co.uk

SEND

https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/funding-further-education-disabled-students

This fact sheet provides funding information for disabled students in the UK who are studying at further education (FE) level. FE is post-16 education below degree level and not taught in a school.

 

https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/intoapprenticeships

Disability Rights UK's Into Apprenticeships is a guide for disabled people, parents and key advisers about applying for apprenticeships in England.