Higher Education and Careers
We offer students, parents and carers in-depth support to make a successful application to university. In Year 12 we explore the variety of courses on offer and begin to select which programmes and which universities students may wish to attend. This is supported by visits to university open days, campus access, guidance via our experienced teachers, one to one mentoring and group workshops facilitated by our Careers Advisor and support offered through external agencies.
Towards the end of Year 12 we will begin the application for UCAS; including writing the personal statement, which for many students is the hardest part of the application process. At the start of Year 13 we complete the application process and send off the finalised forms. We then progress onto the next stage which includes supporting students through university interviews and deciding which offers students might accept. Alongside this, we also offer support meetings for parents and carers including information relating to the financial implications of Higher Education.
In April each year, we attend the Higher Education Convention held at the University of Kent. Over 130 exhibitors from across the country attend the fair enabling students to find out about different courses, student finance, fees and gap year opportunities.
The Academy employs a Careers Advisor and her name is Sharon Murphy. We also offer additional support and guidance through Kris Butler who works for Medway Youth Trust.
Please click HERE to find out further information around UCAS. You will find a UCAS widget that has been designed to provide parents/carers and students valuable information for the UCAS application process and higher education.