Careers & Destinations
Progression Pathways After Sixth Form
If University is a part of your long term plan, it is important to start planning as soon as possible. At OBA we are proud to support our students as they move into their chosen careers or continuous study. Each year we have a high number of students who are successful in going to their chosen University, many of which include a red brick University.
It is important that our students get early information and advice about the bet routes in their chosen career. As an OBA student you will have the opportunity to attend Aim Higher University Open Days. Here you can find out about all courses and entry requirements. Once this is complete your dedicated form tutors are able to support your application throughout from completing the initial application, to writing a personal statement and providing personalised references. Click here for how to complete a UCAS application.
Not all of our students at OBA want to go to University. There are many other opportunities that are available that we are able to support with. We are also very lucky to have our own Careers Advisor who is able to provide expert, independent advice. Some options may include:
Please find below links to websites that provide a wealth of information relating to opportunities after Sixth Form. These range from higher education options, whether that be traditional university, or looking at Higher or Degree apprenticeship opportunities. There is also information on these resources about other opportunities such as taking a gap year.
ww.ucas.com -This website provides a wealth of information on all things HE related and is the site which manages the majority of HE applications through UCAS Apply and UCAS Track. ·
https://www.opendays.com – A one stop shop to find out about open days /virtual tours
https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship – The place to search local and national apprenticeship opportunities at all levels and make online applications. ·
www.studentfinanceengland.co.uk – Information point of financial support available. This website is also host to the student finance calculator. ·
https://www.ucas.com/alternatives/gap-year/gap-years-ideas-and-things-think-about – Here the UCAS page shares information on gap years, and lists some useful sites to consider when looking for gap year opportunities.
You can find out more information on alternative destinations in the powerpoint below
Click here for more information on careers