At the Academy we apply to University via the APPLY System linked to the UCAS website. You need to get the “buzzword” from Miss Orton.
There are over 300 institutions offering a variety of HE courses; the best solution to help you to decide is to look at the UCAS Website which contains a list of all universities and courses to meet your needs.
To assist with University Applications, opportunity will be given to 6.1 students to visit a Higher Education Fair and they also will have the opportunity to have a guidance interview with the visiting Careers Adviser.
To decide on the right course, ask yourself:
If you are still unsure about what to study, the UCAS web site offers advice on choosing the right course for you.
Don't forget to use E-Clips.
Connexions Sandwell offer support and guidance for young people in relation to careers.
Prospectuses can be delivered to your doorstep. Just click onto www.prospectusfinder.co.uk to order a printed prospectus or view/download the online prospectus.
Students wishing to apply for Medical and Dental degree programmes should visit http://www.ukcat.ac.uk for information on the UK Clinical Aptitude Test used in the student selection process
Open Days at University
Before attending please complete the pro forma in the Careers Department and pass onto your PT. Look at the Open Days Website for up-to-date information on University Open Days across the UK by institution or date order. www.opendays.com.
Want to go abroad to University?
Some students today go to study abroad rather than staying in England. For more information on this visit the Study Overseas website.
For advice on studying in the United States, visit the Fulbright Commission web site.
Trouble with funding and grants for university?
We offer evenings about grants and loans for university, you may also find the following sites useful:
Here you will find regularly updated local, national and worldwide opportunities.
To discuss these options or any others please make an appointment with Miss Orton, Director of Careers, Miss Wootton, Employment and Training Consultant, or Mrs Timms, Employer Engagement Officer, in the Careers department.
Sixth Form Information Evenings will be on:Tuesday 12 November 2019 & Wednesday 29 January 2020
Should you have any queries or comments please contact Miss Duncombe (Sixth Form Admissions Officer) by either:
Or by post:
Sixth Form Admissions Officer,Sandwell Academy,Halfords Lane,West Bromwich,West Midlands,B71 4LG.
Please ensure that the correct postage is paid for the size of envelope used.
"The Sixth Form is outstanding. High-quality teaching and guidance, and strong partnerships with universities, colleges of further education and industry, provide students with excellent opportunities to pursue careers of their choice. "