The majority of our students progress to university after completing A Levels and so we offer a carefully structured programme to prepare them for submitting applications to UCAS or other Higher Education portals.
Most of this is delivered through our PSHE programme which is delivered by members of the Sixth Form teaching team, who all have a weekly programme to follow and plenty of resources to deliver it. A great deal of general advice is given and students start work on Personal Statements in the Summer Term of Lower Sixth, to be in a position to complete them, as well as their electronic applications, in early September of Upper Sixth.
Outside speakers give talks both to the whole year group and to targeted groups throughout the Lower Sixth. Advice is also given about such things as Gap Years, again via form teachers and outside speakers.
We encourage all students to go through the process of preparing an application as valuable practice for the future, even if they then choose not to submit it; it is good preparation for completing a comprehensive CV.
We also host a biennial Higher Education Fair which is represented by admissions tutors from a wide range of UK and International Academic Institutions. The next Fair is scheduled for January 2019.
Sixth Form News
This week would have been the Stand Down for our Upper Sixth students, when we would normally have a whole school assembly to celebrate their time at Westholme and wish them the best in their forthcoming A Level examinations.