Student Futures at HASU6
Our goal is to provide students with the tools they need to lead fulfilled and happy lives, whatever pathway they choose to take after they leave us. Studying at HASU6 will allow students to gain the academic qualifications and, crucially, the personal skills they require to continue their journey - whether that is at university, doing an apprenticeship or starting their career.
Exploring the opportunities on offer after leaving school, while exciting, can also be daunting. Throughout their time at HASU6 students will receive a comprehensive careers programme that will help them evaluate the options open to them as well as ensuring they are prepared for the pathway they choose. Features of the careers programme include:
- University counselling sessions
- UCAS and application support
- University visits and trips
- Regular access to experts from a variety of backgrounds
- Mentoring from professionals
- Lectures from industry experts
- Support with Medicine and Oxbridge applications
- Targeted enrichment offerings
We have access to a range of support from across the Harris Federation, including applications to universities through UCAS, applications for Apprenticeships, and CV-building and interview workshops for those that are looking to enter the workplace.
Post 18 Options Information
Please find information below regarding the various routes our sixth form students can pursue and key sources of information to aid them. Please click on the links provided for more information.
- UCAS - Central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to higher education.
- HEAP - HEAP online is a good starting point to research university degree courses.
- Unistats - Official website for comparing UK higher education course data.
- University Compare - Compare the best ranked degree courses in the subject of your choice.
- What Uni? - Compare aspects of degree courses.
- The Student Room - Large online community of students where you can discuss universities, health, relationships, lifestyles and more.
- bestcourse4me.com - Explore the links to subjects you are studying to potential careers that may lead from them.
- The Complete University Guide - A guide to UK universities.
- Higher Education Careers Service Unit - Detailed research about higher education and graduate careers.
- Which? University - An independent website to explore universities and higher education courses.
- UK University Search - Information about open days.
- Careers Gateway - Links to information about careers and higher education.
- Bright Knowledge - Guide to careers, education and student life.
- Unifrog – A platform which allows you to search for degrees.
- Find an Apprenticeship - Government site providing information and advice.
- Paid to Learn - A website for apprenticeships and careers advice for young people aged 16 - 18 years old.
- Not Going to University - Information for alternatives to university.
- Career Map - Apprenticeship vacancies.
- Huffposts Students - Videos about apprenticeships.
- Rathbone - Voluntary organisation with apprenticeship and workplace skills programmes.
- Vision Apprenticeship - A website to help to find an apprenticeship.
- QA Apprenticeships - A company which offers business and IT related apprenticeships.
- Apprenticeship Stories - Real people who have got apprenticeships - their experiences.
- The Apprenticeship Guide - Guide to apprenticeships, including higher apprenticeships.
- The Apprenticeship Eye - Information and the latest news about apprenticeships.
- UCAS Alternatives to Higher Education - Information about alternatives to higher education from UCAS.
- Apprenticeship App - A free app to download to browse apprenticeship opportunities.
- All About School Leavers - Information, CV and cover letter tips in applying for apprenticeships.
- Success at School: How to Find an Apprenticeship - Different ways in which to get an apprenticeship.
- Babington Group - A company which helps find an apprenticeship in a range of sectors.
- GetMyFirstJob - A site for you to find apprenticeships and traineeships.
- Unifrog – A platform which allows you to search for apprenticeships.
Alternatives to university include foundation degrees.
If you are interested in studying abroad, the following websites provide information:
- The Guardian: Studying Abroad - Article about the best places to study abroad.
- Erasmus + - A project which provides students in higher education a change to study abroad.
- A Star Future - Information about higher education opportunities to British young people who may want to study abroad.
- Study in Holland - Information about studying in Holland.
- European University Central Application Support Service (EUNICAS) - Main gateway into applying for higher education courses abroad.
- Fulbright Commission - Commission to promote and facilitate educational exchange opportunities between the UK and USA.
- The Student World - Information about studying in a wide variety of countries.
- Student Ladder: US Universities - Information about studying and applying for a US University.
Choosing your degree
If you are thinking of going to university, the choice of degree subjects and universities might be overwhelming. The following websites provides information and advice on what subject you study at university might help you get the career you want.
- Target Jobs: Your Degree Subject and Your Career Options - Information about what you can do with a degree in a specific subject.
- Student Ladder: Which Degree - Read all about the different subjects and what employers really think of them.
Advice for school leavers
- Pure Potential - Information and a video about options for school leavers.
- BDO - School leaver programmes in a variety of areas in accountancy, including audit, tax and financial services.
- Ernst & Young - School leaver programmes in a variety of areas of business.
- Grant Thornton - School Leaver Programmes in a variety of areas in accountancy, including audit, tax and financial services.
- ICAEW - School Leaver Programmes to become a chartered accountant.
- Mazars - School Leaver Programmes in a variety of areas in accountancy, including audit, tax and financial services.
- PWC - Jobs and opportunities for School Leavers interested in accountancy.
- Works For Me - Traineeships to develop skills for the workplace, and to help find employment in 12 weeks.
- Deloitte - Opportunities for School Leavers to get involved with a global company.
- The Guardian - 10 things parents need to know about school leavers - Want to explain School Leaver programmes to your parents?
- Student Ladder School Leavers - Information and advice on school leaver programmes in different sectors.
- Step Forward - A full-time 12-month school leaver programme in London.
- Pathway – careers mentoring and training.
Free further learning courses
Whatever you decide to do when you leave school, there is always opportunities for further learning. Many are free or low cost, and often online.
- EDX - Free courses in a range of subjects, learn at your own pace and connect with other learners.
- Coursera - Courses in a wide range of subjects offered by institutions worldwide, and learn at your own pace.
- Mooc List - A directory of Massive Open Online Courses, where free courses are offered in a variety of subjects from around the world.
- iTunesU - Access to audio courses in a range of subjects from leading universities - only through iTunes, iPad and iPhones.
- Future Learn - Free courses in a wide range of subjects.