Year 12: Information for all FUTURES

  • Self-awareness: GCSE grades known; AS courses chosen; Strengths and points for development assessed/ softer skills encouraged through enrichment programme
  • Opportunities: All pathways explained to students – discussion groups/ early applicants' programme/university visits
  • Decision-making: Futures 2 pathway chosen –possibility to gain information about more than one route.
  • Transition: Careers guidance in terms of how many A2 to complete and which course to continue/discontinue


    The year 12 programme includes:

    Advice and guidance on choice of sixth form programme – course to suit ability and chosen progression

    Fresher's Fayre - students encouraged to get involved in extra- curricular to develop softer skills

    FUTURES 1 – all post 18 options explained to students

    FUTURES 2 – support for applications for chosen pathway – UCAS course choice/CV writing/ apprenticeship applications/ personal statement writing/ advice and guidance form past students; GAP year presentations

    FUTURES 3 – world of work – what is it like to be at work? Professionalism – interview practice for all students

    Visit to UCAS convention

    Futures Parents Evening

    Personal statements /reference writing training for tutors

    Leading universities programme – talk from Bristol University – what do admissions tutors look for? Discussion group for each subject area to support applications to leading universities

    Early applicants programme – Oxbridge conference/fortnightly information sessions/ mentor programme/practice interviews

    Medics programme – guest speakers for medics/interview practice

  • Who to ask for guidance:
    Mr J DeanCareers Co-ordinator
    Mrs C Hymas  Ansbury Guidance  Careers
    Mrs K StaffordUCAS
    Mrs K StaffordSixth Form FUTURES
    Mrs V Needham Professional Pathways Co-ordinator