Post 18

Preparation for Life after STAGS

There is a wide selection of literature on careers including Degree and Higher Apprenticeships; all forms of higher and further education and gap years available to the students.  Throughout the year, Post 16 students have university lecturers, admissions staff employers and graduate students who come in to give information and advice to our Sixth Formers. Students are always fully informed on opportunities to help prepare them for Higher Education and Apprenticeship applications.

The UCAS Procedure

Beginning in the Summer term of Year 12, the students are introduced, through a series of seminars and talks, to the UCAS process. Advice is given on the procedures, and how to make an effective application. At the end of the Summer Term there is an extensive programme covering student finance, personal statement writing, gap years and how to make a success of university life. As the students move into Year 13, they are given full support through the application process from filling in the UCAS form to accepting offers and attending university.

MAST Provision

In addition to the many specific enrichment activities that various departments run, we offer support for those considering Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry & Veterinary applications and/or Russell Group University applications.

The Extended Project Qualification

We are delighted to offer the successful and highly valued EPQ: a qualification which equates to half an A Level.  Students undertake an independent project of their choice and present their findings to a panel of assessors.  This qualification is much respected by Russell group universities and enables students applying for highly competitive universities to add another dimension to their application.

Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry & Veterinary Evening

In the Spring term there is an ‘Oxbridge’ evening for candidates and their parents who are considering an application to Oxford or Cambridge and for Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary applications. This evening starts at 7.00pm and aims to educate students and parents about the application processes for the most competitive courses. Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are invited. There will be an introduction to the application process and then breakout sessions on the different specialised areas.

Students Guides: 

Oxbridge Guide

Dentistry Guide

Medicine Guide

Veterinary Guide

Interview Training

We are able to offer interview training including mock interviews for any student who will be invited to a University interview and those students applying for a Degree or Higher Apprenticeship. There is also provision for additional (and more general) training by an outside agency.

Work Experience

During Curriculum Enrichment Week Year 12 students will spend time doing work experience. This plays an increasingly important part in university and employment admissions and while it is a good idea to try to find a placement which is pertinent to your preferred university subject, it is by no means necessary. All work experience is valuable.

Gap Years

Gap years are increasingly popular and opportunities and advice are offered to students throughout the Sixth Form. Opportunities for voluntary work, teaching, working and travelling are advertised to students throughout the year by the Head of Sixth and the Head of Careers.

Careers Guidance

Our experienced team here includes the support of Connexions, a respected advisory service available to young people.  Careers guidance is always available at our school, and appointments and/or mentoring are organised according to students’ needs throughout the year.  Beyond the classroom, we provide students with diverse careers opportunities events, not only within our school but also in conjunction with other local schools.
Our excellent local and national business links mean that we utilise our Business College status to ensure that students have contact with a range of professionals from many different backgrounds.  Our aim is to provide all students with a diverse field of careers to choose from, whilst understanding the requirements for these fields.

Taster Week in Summer Term

An induction week is made available for students to sample activities and lessons from the courses that we offer. This is a great opportunity to experience life at STAGS, meet staff and make friends. It is expected that all students who have accepted places should attend this week.

2017 University Destinations

Destination

Subject

Amsterdam University

Cultural and Literacy Analysis

Bath University

Sociology

Birmingham City University

Criminology

Birmingham City University

Human Resources Management

Birmingham University

Law

Birmingham University

Modern Languages and English

Birmingham University

Nursing

Birmingham University

Psychology

Birmingham University

Sociology

Brighton University

Criminology

Brighton University

International Event Management

Brunel University London

Sociology

Brushstroke Make-up School, London

Professional Make-up & Hair Course 

Cardiff University

Chemistry

Cardiff University

Geography (Human)

Coventry University

Economics

Coventry University

Psychology

Coventry University

Psychology

Durham University

Geography

Durham University

Primary Teaching (General)

Essex University

Criminology with Social Psychology (Including Year Abroad)

Essex University

Politics with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad)

Exeter University

Computer Science and Philosophy

Exeter University

Modern Languages

Hertfordshire University

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Hertfordshire University

Initial Year for Extended Degree in Food Science

Hertfordshire University

Media Production

Hertfordshire University

Politics and International Relations

Hertfordshire University

Psychology

Hertfordshire University

Psychology

Kent University

Biomedical Science

Kent University

Business and Management with a year in Industry

Kent University

Business and Management with a year in Industry

Kent University

Criminology and Sociology

Kent University

Multimedia Technology and Design with a year in Industry (4 years)

Kings College London (University of London)

Economics and Management

Kings College London (University of London)

English

Kings College London (University of London)

Law

Lancaster University

Finance and Economics

Lancaster University

Management and Information Technology (ITMB)

Leeds University

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Leeds University

English and Film Studies

Leeds University

French and History

Leicester University

Biological Sciences (Microbiology)

Leicester University

Mathematics

Leicester University

Psychology

Lincoln University

Journalism Studies

Liverpool University

History and Hispanic Studies

Liverpool University

Psychology

Liverpool University

Spanish and Law

Loughborough University

Communication and Media Studies

Loughborough University

English

Loughborough University

History

Loughborough University

Sociology

Manchester University

Linguistics and Spanish

Manchester University

Medicine

Manchester University

Oral Health Science

Newcastle upon Tyne University

English Literature with Creative Writing

Northampton University

International Relations and Politics

Nottingham Trent University

Business Management and Marketing

Nottingham Trent University

Law with Criminology

Nottingham Trent University

Marketing

Nottingham Trent University

Politics and International Relations

Nottingham University

Ancient History and History

Nottingham University

Biology

Oaklands College

Arts Foundation

Oxford Brookes University

Biology

Oxford University

Medicine

Queen Mary University of London

Chemistry

Reading University

Food Marketing and Business Economics

Reading University

Theatre

Royal Holloway, University of London

Ancient History

Royal Holloway, University of London

Biology

Royal Holloway, University of London

Geography

Southampton University

Philosophy and History

Southampton University

Psychology

St George’s, University of London

Medicine

Surrey University

Theatre Production

Sussex University

International Development

Sussex University

Mathematics (with a foundation year)

Sussex University

Psychology (with a foundation year)

University for the Creative Arts (UCA)

Design for Theatre, Film and Performance

Voluntary Services Overseas

Employment

Warwick University

Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year)

Winchester University

History

York University

Accounting, Business Finance and Management with a Year in Industry

York University

Education

York University

History

York University

Mathematics (4 years)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Destination

Subject

Amsterdam University

Cultural and Literacy Analysis

Bath University

Sociology

Birmingham City University

Criminology

Birmingham City University

Human Resources Management

Birmingham University

Law

Birmingham University

Modern Languages and English

Birmingham University

Nursing

Birmingham University

Psychology

Birmingham University

Sociology

Brighton University

Criminology

Brighton University

International Event Management

Brunel University London

Sociology

Brushstroke Make-up School, London

Professional Make-up & Hair Course 

Cardiff University

Chemistry

Cardiff University

Geography (Human)

Coventry University

Economics

Coventry University

Psychology

Coventry University

Psychology

Durham University

Geography

Durham University

Primary Teaching (General)

Essex University

Criminology with Social Psychology (Including Year Abroad)

Essex University

Politics with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad)

Exeter University

Computer Science and Philosophy

Exeter University

Modern Languages

Hertfordshire University

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Hertfordshire University

Initial Year for Extended Degree in Food Science

Hertfordshire University

Media Production

Hertfordshire University

Politics and International Relations

Hertfordshire University

Psychology

Hertfordshire University

Psychology

Kent University

Biomedical Science

Kent University

Business and Management with a year in Industry

Kent University

Business and Management with a year in Industry

Kent University

Criminology and Sociology

Kent University

Multimedia Technology and Design with a year in Industry (4 years)

Kings College London (University of London)

Economics and Management

Kings College London (University of London)

English

Kings College London (University of London)

Law

Lancaster University

Finance and Economics

Lancaster University

Management and Information Technology (ITMB)

Leeds University

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Leeds University

English and Film Studies

Leeds University

French and History

Leicester University

Biological Sciences (Microbiology)

Leicester University

Mathematics

Leicester University

Psychology

Lincoln University

Journalism Studies

Liverpool University

History and Hispanic Studies

Liverpool University

Psychology

Liverpool University

Spanish and Law

Loughborough University

Communication and Media Studies

Loughborough University

English

Loughborough University

History

Loughborough University

Sociology

Manchester University

Linguistics and Spanish

Manchester University

Medicine

Manchester University

Oral Health Science

Newcastle upon Tyne University

English Literature with Creative Writing

Northampton University

International Relations and Politics

Nottingham Trent University

Business Management and Marketing

Nottingham Trent University

Law with Criminology

Nottingham Trent University

Marketing

Nottingham Trent University

Politics and International Relations

Nottingham University

Ancient History and History

Nottingham University

Biology

Oaklands College

Arts Foundation

Oxford Brookes University

Biology

Oxford University

Medicine

Queen Mary University of London

Chemistry

Reading University

Food Marketing and Business Economics

Reading University

Theatre

Royal Holloway, University of London

Ancient History

Royal Holloway, University of London

Biology

Royal Holloway, University of London

Geography

Southampton University

Philosophy and History

Southampton University

Psychology

St George’s, University of London

Medicine

Surrey University

Theatre Production

Sussex University

International Development

Sussex University

Mathematics (with a foundation year)

Sussex University

Psychology (with a foundation year)

University for the Creative Arts (UCA)

Design for Theatre, Film and Performance

Voluntary Services Overseas

Employment

Warwick University

Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year)

Winchester University

History

York University

Accounting, Business Finance and Management with a Year in Industry

York University

Education

York University

History

York University

Mathematics (4 years)