Post 16

ParentsCarers Post-16 Chesterton and beyond

This is a very helpful website for parents and carers aimed at helping you understand the

world of careers to further support your child: http://www.parentalguidance.org.uk/

 

Cambridge Area 14-19 Partnership 2018 entry Post-16 Autumn term open Evenings/Days

INSTITUTION DATE TIME
Cottenham Sixth Form Thu 21 Sep  6.00pm – 8.30pm
University Technical College Wed  18 Oct

Sat    04 Nov

5.00pm – 7.30pm

10.00am – 2.00pm

Netherhall Sixth Form Tue   17 Oct
Long Road Sixth Form College Wed  18 Oct

Thu   19 Oct

 5.00pm – 9.00pm

5.00pm – 9.00pm

Parkside Sixth

 

Tue   31 Oct  5.30pm – 8.00pm
Bishop Laney Sixth Form Wed  01 Nov  6.00pm  – 8.00pm
Comberton Sixth Form Thu   02 Nov  6.30pm – 9.00pm
Impington International Sixth Form Tue   07 Nov  6.00pm – 9.00pm
Hills Road Sixth Form College Wed  08 Nov

Thu   09 Nov

 5.00pm – 9.15pm

5.00pm – 9.15pm

College of West Anglia (Milton) Sat    18 Nov
Cambridge Regional College Fri    13 Oct

Sat    14 Oct

Sat    18 Nov

Sat    03 Mar

Sat    23 Jun

 3.00pm – 7.00pm

9.30am –  12.30pm

9.30am –  12.30pm

9.30am –  12.30pm

9.30am –  12.30pm

 

For specific times, please refer to each centre’s website

Applying for Further Education

The process for this is fairly straightforward, but you do have some work to do. You will have to:

  • Complete an online application from the UCAS Progress website (your Form Tutor will assist you with this at the appropriate time)
  • Click here for the Student Guide for applications
  • ‘Favourite’ courses you wish to study on the UCAS progress website
  • Choose at least one institution you wish to study at
  • Write and upload a Personal Statement onto UCAS Progress

Advice on each of these follows below. Remember, if you are stuck, speak to your Form Tutor, Mr Richards or Miss Heggan

Choosing a course and an institution

The following websites are useful:

http://www.youthoria.org

https://www.ucasprogress.com

This website contains information on ALL the courses available at Post 16 Further Education Colleges, including the grades and GCSEs you will need in order to get in. There is a keyword search, so if you are not sure exactly what you want to do, you can type in something you are interested and be directed to a suitable course. It is worth spending time exploring this site!

Apprenticeships

If you are interested in starting an apprenticeship when you leave school, then please look at the Youthoria website as all local apprenticeships are posted on this site. Please also see your Post 16 Edmodo page for weekly listings and bulletins.

Writing a Personal Statement

Your Personal Statement is an important part of your College application. It should be typed up in font Times New Roman size 12 and fit on one side of A4. You should have your personal statement completed and checked by your form tutor before the Christmas Holidays. Once checked you may upload it the UCAS Progress site. Click on the links below for advice and examples on how to write your Personal Statement.

How to write a personal statement

Example of personal statement 1

Example of personal statement 2

Example of personal statement 3

Example of personal statement 4

Example of personal statement 5

Completing the Post 16 Application Form

In order to go to one of the Post 16 Centres, you will be required to complete an application form online. You will start to complete this during your Year 11 Post 16 day in October. Please click on the link for guidance on how to access and use UCAS Progress. This is the online application form that you will fill in to choose the courses you wish to take and the colleges you wish to go to. Once you have completed your online application, Ms Bigglestone or Ms Avery will approve your profile and you will submit your application to the institutions of your choice with your Personal Statement and references. Please ensure you ask your form tutor to check your personal statement before you upload it to the UCAS Progress website.

Local Further Education Establishments

The main local Further Education establishments are listed below. Click on the link next to each College to visit their website.

Cambridge Regional College (CRC)http://www.camre.ac.uk/

Ely Sixth Form Collegehttp://www.elycollege.com/page/?title=Sixth+Form&pid=10

Hills Road Sixth Form Collegehttp://www.hrsfc.ac.uk/

Impington Sixth Form Centrehttp://www.impington.cambs.sch.uk/

Long Road Sixth Form Collegehttp://www.longroad.ac.uk/

Netherhall Sixth Form Collegehttp://www.netherhall.org/

UTChttp://utccambridge.co.uk/

Comberton Village Collegehttp://www.combertonsixthform.org/

Cottenham Sixth Formhttp://cvcweb.net/sixth-form/

Parkside Sixth Formhttp://www.parksidesixth.org.uk/

College of West Anglia (Milton Annex)http://www.cwa.ac.uk/admin/files/about-milton.html

Making an appointment to see a Careers Adviser

Chris Witham is our Guidance Adviser.  If you would like an appointment with him, please see Miss Heggan, especially if you are concerned or unsure about what to do when you leave Chesterton.

The Vacancy Bulletin

Every week the vacancy bulletin is posted onto the Post 16 Edmodo page. There are details of jobs you can do when you leave school and also of APPRENTICESHIPS you can apply for.

You can also view apprenticeship vacancies at the address below. Early application is vital check out www.apprenticeships.org.uk or the National Apprenticeship Service.

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