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  • Top tips for university application success

    Published 15/10/19

    On paper, it is very difficult to identify the top applicants – there are too many people with the very best grades and with amazing work experience who have also done marvellous things as part of their school careers. Think about what you have done or could do that makes your passion stand out and then what you have done to pursue your goal. Universities are looking for students with motivation and can demonstrate they are an independent learner. This is why we encourage you to embrace opportunities from day one of Year 12.

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  • Tips for writing a successful personal statement

    Published 30/09/19

    Personal statements receive mixed publicity and frequently conflicting opinions on their importance.

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  • How to apply for university

    Published 09/09/19
    Having made subject choices it is necessary to complete the UCAS application online at Students are linked to the sixth form UCAS account through a unique “buzzword” which is given to them in May. It is also given to post qu
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  • Choosing the right course and university for you

    Published 02/09/19

    For some choosing a course or university can seem impossibly hard. For others, it is a straightforward choice. Some of our students arrive at the sixth form knowing precisely what they wish to do and others have no idea. Both are fine, we simply encourage you to have an open mind and let us help guide you as needed. 

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  • Applying for university: Should I study A-Levels or the IB?

    Published 01/06/19
    Studying IB There may be some truth in the point that IB students may be more likely to get offers for many highly competitive courses than A Level students. University admissions tutors are attracted by this rigorous course requiring the independ
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  • Stepping up: Tips to take you from Year 12 to 13

    Published 04/06/18

    Progressing from Year 12 to Year 13 is just as much of a step up as going from secondary school to sixth form college. Students face increasing pressure to study and perform in exams. There are also dilemmas over selecting which subject to drop, and composing the all-important personal statements as part of university applications.

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  • Arts in the Community

    Published 10/01/18

    From Disney murals to a playground theatre, SPF students put their artistic skills to work for the local community.

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  • Revision Planning and Techniques

    Published 17/04/17

    It’s that time of year again… exams are quickly approaching and you need to do some serious revision. It is not always easy getting motivated to revise, what with so many distractions, but now is the time to take the initiative and get ahead of the game!

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