We give a high priority to advising students about the options open to them when they finish their courses and leave College. Our specialist Careers Adviser, Directors of Faculty and Student Achievement Mentors all contribute to this important process.

 

Advice on Higher Education

  • Full support with the higher education application process from initial guidance on choosing universities to help with personal statements, open days, mock interviews, test preparation and completion of application forms
  • A whole College visit to the annual Higher Education Convention at the University of East Anglia
  • Financial advice around fees and living costs for university
  • Help with specialist Further and Higher Education options
  • Applications to specialist art, music and performing arts colleges
  • Information about conferences and taster courses e.g. medicine, veterinary science, law and engineering
  • Advice and support for applications to specialist summer schools.

 

Advice on Careers and Employment Opportunities

  • A College Careers Fair with a range of employers to meet
  • A College Careers Advisor
  • Information and organisation of work placements, internships and volunteering with local companies and organisations
  • Visits by representatives from specialist careers such as the Armed Services to give presentations to interested students
  • Assistance with job and apprenticeship applications through advice on finding vacancies, CV development, completing application forms, preparing and practising for interviews
  • Opportunities to develop employability skills and take additional qualifications.

 

Suffolk Scholars

Turn great grades in to a £500 Suffolk Scholarship. If you have been predicted at least 2 A*s and 5 As at GCSE and are enrolling here at College then you can apply for scholarship. £500 to use as you please to enrich your studies through travel, materials and research. You can apply online.

 

The Edge – Support for entry to Competitive Courses: Medicine, Oxford University, Cambridge University and more

We encourage all students to aim high and we want the very best for you whilst you are at Lowestoft Sixth Form College and in the future. This means all your teachers will support you every step of the way with lots of different opportunities to enable you to excel.

  • We will encourage you take part in courses to support your learning at College and for your university applications, such as the Cambridge University Shadowing Scheme, University of Oxford residential programmes, Sutton Trust Summer Schools, Villiers Park residential courses, Gap Medics and Voluntary Work Overseas
  • Additionally, we can help you with a variety of work experience placements, for example, at the James Paget Hospital or local GP surgeries to support your UCAS application for medicine or nursing
  • There will be lots of opportunities to broaden your horizons through trips and university visits throughout your time with us. Through the Plus More enrichment programme you can get involved in a variety of different opportunities to pursue an existing interest or to develop new skills and talents
  • You will meet regularly with the Director of Teaching and Learning for one to one academic tutorials to discuss your progress
  • You will receive invaluable information advice and guidance throughout years 12 and 13 about study and revision strategies, time management and independent learning. This personalised support will help you develop approaches to learning that work for you and can maximise your chances of high grades You will receive one to one support to help make your university course selection, complete the application and write your personal statement
  • You will have support with additional specialist entry requirements, mock interview practice and application workshops from Oxbridge professors

 

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