University and apprenticeship preparations

This is an exciting term for our Sixth Formers as they start applying for universities and apprenticeship opportunities. Some of our students have already started to receive university offers.

To facilitate success in these applications, students receive weekly personal statement writing workshops by our staff, alumni and SOAS University ambassadors.

This year we have the biggest number of students applying for medicine and Oxbridge, with 13 overall. Their interviews have already started, with Psychology, Sociology and Criminology and Business Management being the most popular courses for our students.

One of our 2016 leavers, Shaheena, came in for a two-hour workshop on apprenticeship applications. After graduating from our Sixth Form, Shaheena secured a top apprenticeship at Deloitte and then went on to sign a full-time contract with the Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest. She is a real inspiration for our students who would like to take the apprenticeship pathway.

Sixth Formers also went to a university and apprenticeship fair at the Emirates Stadium, which was a huge event with exhibitors from across the country and beyond. We wish all of our Sixth Formers the best of luck!