Post 18 Pathways

Year 12 Pathways Support

This page is designed to help students to explore our 2 main pathways after Sixth Form. Please follow the links and download the resources to help you to investigate both university and apprenticeship pathways.

University Pathway

If students are exploring the idea of university, the following websites will help to explore the range of different subjects and entrance requirements:

UCASWebsite This website is great for searching for courses and exploring entrance criteria.

Which University: Website This website is very good at comparing a variety of courses against each other.

Russell Group universities:  Website This website is brilliant for students wishing to attend a Russell Group University and Oxbridge.

Applying to Oxbridge (Oxford and Cambridge) Website  This website offers some videos and good general advice about applying to Oxbridge.

Writing your personal statement.

All of you will need a personal statement whether you are applying to university or an apprenticeship. Please click on this link here and watch the video and read all the information.


Then use the following resources in the documents below to help you start to plan and write your first draft.

  • Personal statement mindmap
  • Personal statement work sheet


Apprenticeship Pathway

For those students interested in an apprenticeship, the following websites are useful:

Oxfordshire Apprenticeships: Website This website gives lots of support for local applicants

National Apprenticeship Service: Website This website lists all the apprenticeships in the country.

Use the interactive guide below to learn all about apprenticeships.


Page Downloads Date  
Personal Statement Mind Map 23rd Apr 2020 Download
Apprenticeship Interactive Student Guide 23rd Apr 2020 Download
Personal Statement Worksheet 23rd Apr 2020 Download