Our Sixth Form students will all have a lot of personal support with making their decisions of where they'd like to go next and what they'd like to do after they leave Frensham. There are a lot of resources out there that compiled with support from tutors and family can combine to make the choice a bit easier. We hope that the links and videos provided here will be useful to help you whether you're a Frensham student or not!
Final UCAS deadline for all applications - 26 January 2022
All applications to be completed - 1 November 2021 (internal deadline)
Oxbridge/med/vet applicationS - 15 October 2021
1st draft of personal statement - 8th September 2021
FACTORS WHEN CHOOSING YOUR UNIVERSITY
Choosing the right university can be both difficult and exciting. Visiting universities can give you a good insight, but it’s still important that you do your research. There are over 50,000 courses to choose from and choosing well will mean you make the most out of your university experience, are more likely to succeed and get a job that you love.
To help you get started, Hannah, our Head of Sixth Form, has put together this video with some tips to help you choose the best options for you.
TYPES OF OFFERS
After you have made your application, there are a many different offer types that you may receive. Here Charlie, our Head of Pathways, will walk you through the different offers typically made by universities to give you some idea what to expect.
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ALTERNATIVE ROUTES &
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Here, Jenny discusses alternative routes, focussing on apprenticeships, gap years, internships, work experience and employment. She will navigate you through the unifrog website and other useful online sources of information to help you make informed choices.
THE COST OF UNIVERSITY
In this clip Charlie breaks down the full costs of university including accommodation, fees and much more.
These clips will show you how to make the most of this invaluable tool to create a university shortlist and to write your personal statements. All activity on your Unifrog page is feedback to your tutors so they are able to guide you more effectively through your applications and choices.
OXBRIDGE APPLICATION PROCESS
Here are a couple of short clips to help you understand and navigate the Oxbridge application process. We are always here to help, so just take this as a starting point and then chat through with your tutor or another member of the Sixth Form team.
TYPES OF COURSES AT UNIVERSITY
There are different types of courses at university depending on what and how you want to study. Here are a few clips explaining some of the different routes. This is just a starting point, there is a lot of information out there and the Sixth Form team are all available to discuss your next steps with you.
INTRO TO ART & DESIGN FOUNDATION COURSES
Michele, our Head of Creative Arts, introduces the purpose and structure of Art and Design Foundation courses. She talks about the application process – how it differs from university, the need to research the different courses and find the right one for you.
THINKING OF A FOUNDATION COURSE?
Here are some really informative videos to get you started.
THINKING OF BECOMING AN ACTOR?
How to prepare for auditions