Windsor Sixth Form aims to be the perfect stepping stone from school to University or employment.
There is an extensive programme of information, advice and guidance (IAG) regarding the UCAS procedure and applying for jobs. This is delivered through the Tutor programme and accessible from the Windsor careers web page.
A variety of external speakers and visits to University open/taster days are arranged from the start of Year 12 to ensure students are given maximum opportunity to consider their options.
Students in Windsor Sixth Form are actively supported by staff in identifying Post 18 opportunities and raising their aspirations in terms of their next destination.
2018 saw an increase of 2% on 2017 applications to university with 93% of the cohort applying. 91% of the students who applied took their places up at university . 11% of students took up a place at a Russell Group University including one student accepted to attend Oxford to study Japanese.
Most popular universities for our students were Worcester, being again the most popular with 17 students, followed by Birmingham City 12, Newman University 7 and Aston University 5.
2017 saw an increase of 11% in applications to university from students attending Windsor; 116 students accepted their place to study at their chosen institution. A number of students (12%) gained a place at a Russell Group university, including one place at Oxford University to study Chemistry. 8% of the cohort have now gone into employment or apprenticeships with 3% attending colleges. 4% of students have decided to take a gap year with a view to going to University next year.
Most popular universities for our students were: Worcester (20), Birmingham City (15), Birmingham University (10) and Nottingham Trent (9).
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There are also opportunities to attend training such as the Bookkeeping qualification which will make you distinctive in any interview process whilst also giving you skills for the workplace.All students are given individual support by the Sixth Form Director, Head of Year 12, their Tutor and the Sixth Form Student Manager to ensure any decisions and applications they make are of the highest possible standard and reflect their full potential.
For some students their next step may not be directly to university and we also support this decision with our guidance. In fact we can do even more than this – the school has employed Interns in salaried roles giving Windsor Sixth Formers the opportunity to take up paid work which gave them scope to challenge themselves and grow their capabilities.