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Key contacts

  • Your daughter/son's Tutor
  • Subject staff with experience in steering students to particular degree courses
  • The Oxbridge Tutor – for enquiries about colleges, preparation for interview and completing the additional Cambridge Application form
  • The Medical Admissions co-ordinator, Dr Allison Curry
  • The Head of IB, Mrs Jacqueline Paris
  • The Head of A Level, Dr Shahzad Rahman
  • The Head of Sixth Form – Mr Spencer Pinkus

Guidance summary 

The Stephen Perse Sixth Form is very pleased to provide the following key elements to guide and support the students through the process:

  • Individual careers consultations in Year 12 first term and offers of subsequent consultations on-going.

  • Careers Profile Testing using Futurewise New Generation

  • CV advice in year 12 first term tutorials, also dealing with ‘covering letters’ as an employment skill.

  • On-going advice in tutor groups and including opportunities to hear from year 13 about their experience in the UCAS system.

  • A careers fair, usually on a biennial basis.

  • UCAS preparation day.

  • Consultations at the end of the Summer Term of Year 12 for all students which are tailored as specifically as possible to subject choices. We use external experts for this where possible

  • Preparation classes for the key additional examinations running from the end of year 12.

  • A well-stocked library of resources e.g. relating to entrance to legal or medical professions.

  • New library stock for subject extension and to support Extended Essay writing and wider reading.

  • Further mock interviews in the Autumn Term of Year 13 for those who will be interviewed by their universities. We use external experts for this where we can.

  • Personal consultations with tutors and the Head of Sixth Form to complete the Personal Statement and to prepare for any other requirements of the university course

  • An opportunity to reflect on the likely content on the reference and to ensure that the Head of Sixth Form is fully aware of the multiplicity of personal as well as academic strengths that the student possesses.

  • Opportunities to discuss Gap Year options and also any post qualification application.

  • Support in the final and important process of achieving the offers that are given.

There are many other ways in which students are supported and our overarching aim is for every student to be individually encouraged and advised throughout. We welcome the support of parents in this process and are happy to talk to you about it.

Guide to UK University Applications