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Student Progression Information Evening Alexis Smith: Student Services Manager Stella Hammond & John Rainford: Careers Advisors Rebecca Courtaux: Personal tutor (Gifted & Talented Co-ordinator ). AIMS OF THE SESSION. What are the requirements for progression

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Student Progression

Information Evening

Alexis Smith: Student Services Manager

Stella Hammond & John Rainford:Careers Advisors

Rebecca Courtaux: Personal tutor (Gifted & Talented Co-ordinator)

aims of the session
AIMS OF THE SESSION
  • What are the requirements for progression
  • What are the options after RuTC
  • What support is in place
progression from year 1 to year 2
PROGRESSION FROM YEAR 1 TO YEAR 2

AS, IB, vocational level 3:

  • Progression to year 2 is not automatic
  • Good attendance
  • Good progress
  • Good attitude to study and College
  • Successful completion of assessments
  • Will already know if there are concerns
vocational level 3 programmes
VOCATIONAL LEVEL 3 PROGRAMMES
  • 90 credit, Subsidiary, Extended Diploma
  • Progression to Extended Diploma
  • Expected to achieve all assessments and successfully complete year 1 qualification
  • Will know targets for year 2
  • Classes continue until 27 June
as programmes
AS PROGRAMMES
  • Students currently studying 4 AS subjects (some exceptions)
  • External exams in period 12 May - 6 June (orals and practicals earlier)
  • No study leave – classes continue
  • A2 preparation begins 9 June – students should attend all classes
  • Classes continue until 27 June
as to a2
AS to A2
  • Must achieve at least 3 subjects at grade E to continue (Maths has specific requirements)
  • Most students take 3 subjects at A2
  • Realistic choices for HE applications
  • Only exceptional restart/repeat year
ib programme
IB PROGRAMME
  • Two-year programmes
  • End of year assessments/internal exams
  • Help predict final grades
  • Classes continue until 27 June
key dates
KEY DATES
  • AS results Thursday 14 August – sent by e-mail to students
  • Enrolment for year 2 – Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th August
  • Students will be invited in by letter
  • Some students may be advised they will not be progressing to year 2
options on leaving college
OPTIONS ON LEAVING COLLEGE
  • University
  • Employment
  • Apprenticeship
  • Internship
  • Volunteering
  • Gap Year
why continue studying
WHY CONTINUE STUDYING?

Reasons for progressing to Higher Education include:

  • A real interest in the chosen subject
  • In order to attain qualifications needed for a particular profession or career
  • To gain more earning potential with a degree
  • The opportunity to include a work placement, or a period of study abroad
  • Personal satisfaction
  • Making new friends, exploring new ideas and places
higher education
HIGHER EDUCATION

There are 130 universities in the UK offering over 1000 degree and diploma courses

A degree adds employment value and is a required qualification for some professions

It is possible to take a year abroad or in industry during your studies, or study part-time

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Choosing a Course and a University

Location and Environment:

Do you want to live at home, away from home, in a city, town or out of town campus?

Reputation:

What are the academic facilities like? What is their student satisfaction rate?

Entertainment:

What clubs and societies can you join?

Where will you be successful ?

Check entry requirements very carefully

ucas tariff points
UCAS TARIFF POINTS

A Level

BTEC National Extended Diploma

  • International Baccalaureate
  • The pass range for the IB is 24 – 45
  • Although the IB carries UCAS points, universities normally ask for the IB total mark with specific grades in the Higher Level subjects
university terms
UNIVERSITY TERMS
  • Bachelor of Arts – BA
  • Bachelor of Science – BSc
  • MA or MSc refer to postgraduate Masters

Some professions have specific qualifications:

  • Engineering – Beng
  • Law - LLB(Latin)
  • Medicine MBChB (Latin)
  • Ordinary degree or Honours degree
the cost of higher education
THE COST OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Financial assistance is available to help you meet the study and living costs

  • Tuition Fee Loans
  • Maintenance (Living Costs) Loans
  • Maintenance Grant
  • University bursaries and scholarships
ucas dates and deadlines
UCAS Dates and Deadlines

October 15 2014:

UCAS Deadline for Oxbridge and Medicine

January 15 2015:

UCAS - Main Application Deadline

Applications after this date are classed as ‘late’ and will only be considered where universities still have places available

Feb-late June:

UCAS Extra (Early Clearing process)

May- June:

Students accept offers

August 13 (TBC):

A2 Results Day: Offers Confirmed and Clearing starts

college dates and deadlines
COLLEGE DATES AND DEADLINES

Thursday August 14:

AS Results Day

Friday September 19:

College deadline for Medicine

College deadline for Oxbridge

Friday October 17:

College deadline for UCAS applications

Monday December 1:

College deadline for Vocational Art students

alternatives to h e
Alternatives to H.E.

Provide excellent opportunities for students of all levels

All training is Government and/or employer funded - NO FEES!

Provide alternatives for students who may not be progressing to A2

Available at intermediate, advanced and higher level

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Alternatives to H.E.

Apprenticeships are JOBS, not placements or experience

Available in traditional trades such as plumbing and hairdressing

Apprenticeships in most of the professions such as accountancy, engineering and Law (legal executive)

Not a poor alternative - highly sought after and competitive

Need to register on the Apprenticeship Website

www.apprenticehips.org.uk tosearch for vacancies

The big organisations start to advertise around Christmas taking applications for the following Autumn

case studies from rutc
Case studies from RUTC

Amber

Amber is currently studying 4 A levels in physics, Spanish, maths, and music and planned to study an audio engineering degree at Surrey University with the aim of a career as a music engineer.

Having spotted a vacancy with the BBC on their Technology Apprenticeship scheme, Amber successfully applied for a place. They had over 1000 applicants for 20 places.

As part of the three year Higher Apprenticeship programme, Amberwillcomplete work placements with the BBC and other media companies, while studying towards a degree in Broadcast Engineering whilst being paid £11,500 annual salary.

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Case studies from RUTC

Oddie

Oddie successfully applied for one of only 200 places on the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme and now works at the Cabinet Office as Executive Assistant to the an HR Director. There were in excess of 3000 applicants for this apprenticeship

Oddie said “After leaving College, I decided that I wanted to gain more qualifications in a real-life working environment, rather than attend university.”

On the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme Oddie will study for a Higher Apprenticeship qualification in Business Administration. On completion, after two years, he will be able to apply for graduate career opportunities within the Civil Service.

school leaver schemes
School Leaver Schemes

On the increase

Tend to be in the Professions - eg Accountancy with KPMG

Very high entry level - often AAB at A level

Normally a sponsored degree

A retail scheme recently offered with Harrods

Useful website - Not Going to Uni

where to find further information
Where to find further information

The Careers Centre has information about Apprenticeships and School leaver programmes and Careers Advisors are available to assist students with their applications

Help and advice is also available for students wanting to take a gap year, to volunteer or to work abroad

For students who want to go straight into employment and don't want to undertake further study at the moment, again Careers Advisors can help and advise about how to apply for a job

support in college
SUPPORT IN COLLEGE
  • Personal Tutor’s guide students through the process
  • We have specialist advisors for potential Oxbridge, Medicine, Veterinary, Dentistry and Russell Group applicants
  • Sessions have been held for overseas applicants
  • Outside speakers are invited in to talk about careers and applying to universities
  • Dedicated Careers team
  • Job fair (March) HE Fair (29th April)
  • Information on Moodle
resources
RESOURCES

Information on a range of career options is available in the Careers Centre and you can make individual careers guidance appointments there

Try to go to at least 2 University Open Days

Apply for university taster days/courses

A sheet of useful websites can be obtained from tutors and more information will be given in tutorial sessions

conclusion
Conclusion

Students need to attend to achieve

There is support for the students whichever path they take

Please do contact the personal tutors or careers team if you have any questions

All this information will be on the website