Preparations for University
As most of our students choose to go to university, we work hard to give them as many opportunities as possible so they can make informed choices throughout their time in the 6th form.
We work closely with a wide range of universities that offer both academic and vocational courses. Whole year group visits, subject specific taster days and in school lectures by academics are a regular occurrence at Calderstones School. We also have a vast array of university prospectuses and books to help support students through the application process.
Here is a taster of just some of the events we have been involved in recently:
- September Induction at LJMU
- Cambridge HE+ programme: www.myheplus.com
- New College, Oxford Step Up Programme: www.new.ox.ac.uk/step-up
- Liverpool Scholars Scheme: www.liverpool.ac.uk/widening-participation/post-sixteen/scholars/.
- LJMU subject taster days: www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-students/visit-us/subject-specific-events
- Edge Hill University subject taster days: www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentrecruitment/upcoming-subject-tasters/
- Shaping Futures Events: https://shaping-futures.org.uk/
- HE Week: a whole week of university based learning in school delivered by academics from across the country. We have been delighted to have guest speakers from all of our local universities and other institutions such as University of Bristol, Loughborough University, UCFB, Salford University, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Law.
- Parents University Information Evening delivered by Rob Rattray from Leeds Beckett University: Click here to find out more about Rob Rattray.
All students will receive a book called 'Apply' free of charge. This has lots of many useful sections in it, including a personal statement masterclass: www.purepotential.org/
Our team of dedicated tutors will work closely with students to give them bespoke advice and guidance about course choices, personal statements and student finance. They will also go through the process of filling in the UCAS form in school and give them all the support they need to complete a successful application.
More information about applying to university can be found here on the UCAS website.
The support we offer to students who are applying to university is second to none and this is reflected in the number of offers our students get from universities.