University Open Days
Students are encouraged to visit university open days to explore for themselves what type of university might suit them and what courses are on offer. Please use the OpenDays.com link to view the dates for open days for universities in the UK. Students who wish to visit university open days during term time will be authorised to do so for a maximum of two days in an academic year.
Students wishing to study at university in the UK will apply through the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). This process involves the student completing an online application form, a personal statement and the inclusion of teacher references. Support with the writing of personal statements can be found at the link to the UCAS website.
There are a number of scholarships and grants available to ease the burden of the cost of studying at university. Grant Fairy assists students in searching for scholarships, bursaries and grants.
Medispot Innovation Grant
The Medicspot Innovation Grant awards £500 to UK students going on to study a degree related to health, medicine, nursing or life sciences. Applications must be submitted online by 31 March each year.
Alternatives to university
University is not for everyone and at JCS we are able to support students who feel they would like to pursue and apprenticeship or another work based training scheme.
Our students are integral to the development and growth of the Sixth Form and listening to student voice is an important part of ensuring that the Sixth Form is vibrant and exciting, challenging and aspirational. Students sit on a Sixth Form Council and all students complete a termly online survey, allowing and encouraging them to reflect and share their ideas for improvement.
The Head Student Team are well respected throughout the school and represent the Sixth Form and wider school both within school and by participating in local community events too. The team is made up of Head Boy and Head Girl and their two Deputies.
Other opportunities for leadership exist through the House system and opportunities to attend events such as ‘Big Bang@Bucks’ STEM event, where our students led science activities for local KS3 students.
We are excited to keep in touch with our leavers and ask to be able to contact alumni once a year to receive and update on where our students go and what they do. If you are a JCS Sixth Form leaver and wish to keep in touch with us, please complete the form linked here.