Guidance Programmes

Your growth from a teenager into a young adult goes beyond academic achievements and to support this we provide a comprehensive guidance programme which is delivered through our tutor groups; led by our sixth form team including our expert tutors. We aim to support you as a confident member of society with outstanding academic qualifications. 

This programme is bespoke to our students’ needs but covers many aspects and engages outside agencies and guest speakers.  We provide guidance on looking after your finances to driving safely alongside taking care of your mental wellbeing, sexual health and being informed about the dangers of risk taking behaviour. 

Our guidance programme also recognises the important decisions you will be making about your future. Our Sixth Form team supports you in developing the skills you will need to take you both to university and beyond. The decision regarding what you want to study, and the university you choose, is a very important one. We guide and support you through this decision-making process encouraging you to think about your strengths and interests throughout Year 12.  Our guidance programme helps you  broaden your horizons through taster lectures, careers talks and university visits. We have developed successful partnerships with a vast range of universities and our Sixth form team have an exceptional understanding of the demands of the vast array of different courses on offer at UK and International universities. We help guide you to make the right choices.  

Throughout your time in Post 16 and to help you develop and prepare for your future you will cover the following:

Year 12

  • Study Skills – Bridging the Gap between Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 and how to be an effective Post 16 learner
  • Kooth welcome presentation
  • Sexual health
  • Drug/Alcohol abuse
  • Driving safely
  • British Values
  • Revision skills and target setting
  • Post 18 progression, including Higher Education and Careers Day visits in June for 
  • Realising Opportunities - University of Leeds
  • York Next Steps - University of York
  • Why go to University? - Sheffield Hallam University
  • Personal Statement Workshop
  • UCAS application launch

Year 13

  • UCAS applications – how the process works and writing a competitive personal statement
  • Researching into chosen career and supporting applications for Apprenticeships and other employment opportunities
  • CV writing and application letters
  • Student Finance
  • Mock Interview Preparation Sessions - CareersInc
  • Gap Year pathways
  • Student Life - Sheffield Hallam University
  • University accommodation - What options are available and how to choose
  • Managing your finances and how to live on a budget
  • Planning healthy meals on a budget
  • Mortgages and Renting
  • Wage slips and bank accounts
  • Voting and the UK government
  • Referencing and plagiarism 
  • Preparing for moving to university, what to expect, what to take.