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.
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 four Head Students.
Other opportunities for leadership exist through the House system and the Sixth form Prefect team
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.