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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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  • How could a Liberal Arts degree benefit you?

    Published 01/05/18

    Dr Rosa Andujar provided an intriguing insight into the world of Liberal Arts, a degree choice increasing in popularity in the past five years in the UK.

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  • Starting your final year of A Levels?

    Published 02/10/17

    How to make the most out of your last year at school

    Year 13 is a very important time in your academic life. Most students buckle down to work, and make plans for the future. In this post, we’ve put together 7 things that will help you make the most of your last year of school - and prepare you for university.

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  • Life Skills 101

    Published 20/03/17

    10 Essential skills that will help you through university and beyond

    What exactly are life skills? We define them as the essential skills that you will need to meet the challenges in everyday life. These skills are used to help you to manage situations better, accomplish ambitions and to live your life to its full potential.  They are the defined by the ability to foster adaptive, positive behaviours that will help you to handle problems, communicate effectively with others, and deal with stresses and frustration. These skills are not always taught, but often learnt indirectly through everyday experiences and practices.

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