It might only seem like yesterday that students chose their GCSEs, but very quickly the focus at 6th Form switches to the future. During year 12 we will offer you support, advice and guidance about what you might choose to do next, and there are many opportunities students can take to open their eyes to the world of higher education. Below is a taste of what students can potentially get involved in, and the support that is on offer.
Access to Bristol
8 week courses at Bristol University to allow students to find out more
"Access to Bristol was a great chance to experience university life, learn more about subjects which interest you, meet like-minded people and experience teaching at a top university - it really has helped me choose what I want to do" Evie Knapman
On track to Bath
for students who are academically gifted and whose background may make them less likely to go to a leading university
"As part of the Business stream, we had to create a viable mobile application business model and present it , allowing me to expand on my knowledge outside the classroom, improved my presentation skills and has given me a clear focus of my next steps after finishing sixth form" Hammad Majid
Teach First Futures
If bright children from poor families had the same support to achieve as others, four in ten would go to a top university – today only one in ten make it.
"The opportunities that Teach First offer are incredible. To be able to go to one of the best universities in the country, be taught by academics of an extremely high level and experience student life isn't something that you get to do in your daily life. So going to Easter school in Oxford was not something that was taken for granted." Jess Ince
A year long programme to prepare students to study at Oxbridge
This project is for Year 12 students who attend state schools and colleges participating in HE+ and who have the potential to make competitive applications to top universities. Taking part in the project gives students many opportunities to develop their academic skills, understanding, and confidence, while also receiving advice and guidance about applying to higher education.
The Bristol Scholars scheme is an innovative offer for post 16 students in the City of Bristol.
Bristol Scholars will take part in a range of outreach activities, receive academic tutoring and be eligible for a tailored offer of a place on an undergraduate programme at the University. The scheme is intended to capture the talent we know exists in our locality, to demonstrate the University's commitment to Bristol's schools and colleges and provide alternative entry routes into our programmes.
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Support, advice, guidance and links with other Higher Education opportunities
In partnership with Universities such as Aberystwyth and UWE, we offer advice and guidance to all students and support them as they apply to university. We also work with students to apply to programmes such as the Sutton Trust summer schools. Go to our Advice and Guidance page to find out more about our programme of support