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Bridgnorth Sixth Form: Post-18 Transition Information

After your time with us comes to an end, there are so many options and pathways you may go down to begin your future. 

We support our students into destinations which are right for them and their career aspirations. We also support students with applications for Apprenticeships and employment opportunities.

Every year we have students leave us for the most prestigious Universities. Last year these included: Birmingham University, Liverpool University, Southampton University, Cardiff University and Keele University. This year we have 3 students applying for Oxbridge.

 

Transition to University

(Guides from UCAS/Portsmouth University)

Going to University

Find out more about what to expect and what to do if you're going to university soon, and read the helpful hints on everything from how to make new friends, to how you can limit your impact on the environment while you study.

https://www.port.ac.uk/student-life/help-and-advice/coming-to-uni

Preparing for Uni

You've been accepted to uni and all you need to do now is get ready to start. So what comes next? You can do a few things in the months leading up to your arrival to prepare for university, including figuring out what to bring from home, learning to cook for yourself and sorting out your finances. Use our guide to starting university and feel at home before you move in.

https://www.port.ac.uk/student-life/help-and-advice/coming-to-uni/preparing-for-uni

Managing your money

You're in charge of your money at university. Find out more about staying on top of your finances throughout your studies.

https://www.port.ac.uk/student-life/help-and-advice/managing-your-money

Health and Wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing matters, and it's important for your learning too. Find out more about the many ways you can take care of your mind, body and spirit so that you are set to manage challenges and fulfil your potential.

https://www.port.ac.uk/student-life/help-and-advice/health-and-wellbeing

How to Stay Safe at Uni

Going to university is a chance to be independent, make new friends and try something different. It's also a time where you'll be more responsible for yourself and the people around you. From paying rent and bills to cooking meals or going out, there will be a lot of new things to try. Whatever it may be, use our guides to make sure you're safe.

https://www.port.ac.uk/student-life/help-and-advice/staying-safe

Study Skills

Going to university is a big step. It's an exciting time – when you'll meet new people, learn new things and see new horizons open up for you – but it's also a journey into the unknown. Here, we provide you with information and resources to help you get the most from your university learning.

https://www.port.ac.uk/student-life/help-and-advice/study-skills

 

Transition to Apprenticeships & Work

Apprenticeship

If you are doing A Levels or other Level 3 qualifications, like BTECs/OCRs, you might be considering an apprenticeship or higher education (university) when you finish.

An apprenticeship can be a good route if you want to get training for a specific job sector and be earning at the same time. There are all sorts of opportunities for fantastic apprenticeships developing all the time.

https://www.unifrog.org/student/know-how/uk-apprenticeships

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/information/your-choices-at-18/advanced-higher-or-degree-apprenticeship#link-1

Find an apprenticeship

Use the Government search tool to find apprenticeship in your area.

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch

 Internships

An internship or work placement can give you the opportunity to work at a company with the intention of learning new skills and gaining experience in a particular industry.

More and more companies are offering these types of positions to school leavers, as well as to graduates

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/information/your-choices-at-18/internships-and-work-placements

Gap Year

A gap year usually means taking a year out in between your studies, often at age 18 and after Level 3 qualifications such as A Levels, etc. There are lots of things you could do on a gap year like travelling, working or volunteering.

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/information/your-choices-at-18/gap-year

 

Finding a job/experience

https://www.unifrog.org/student/know-how/world-of-work

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/information/a-job-or-career

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