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Last updated: July 19th, 2021

Year 13 Next Steps

Year 13 Next Steps

Videos

Click here to access in your own time a bank of free videos aimed at helping you make choices about universities and degree courses.

StudentStream – StudentStream brings together video content featuring vital advice, help and expert knowledge from universities and colleges across the UK. Whether you are at the beginning of your journey towards higher education, or currently at university and want to know more about life after studying your undergrad degree, we have the perfect content for you. Simply use the search function in the top right of the homepage to find the videos that are suitable for you, or select Pre Uni, At Uni, or Post Uni to find a number of different categories to help inform, motivate and inspire you.

Y13 assembly Accepting offers and Student Finance
https://www.youtube.com/embed/HWGtidkZIA4?rel=0&autoplay=1
Top 5 Tips for Preparing for University
https://www.youtube.com/embed/RBNvXqpNsqs?rel=0&autoplay=1
Top 5 Tips for Apprenticeships
https://www.youtube.com/embed/GZQJF2X2aMY?rel=0&autoplay=1

Key Dates

UCAS decision deadline – Thurs 18th June 2020

Student finance deadline – Fri 22nd May 2020 (you can apply after this but might not receive funding in time for the start of term)
Results day – TBC

University Course Search

All these sites provide guides on what to consider as well as help for those who have no idea:

https://www.whatuni.com/degrees/courses/
https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/what-and-where-study/how-choose-right-undergraduate-course-you
https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/student-advice/what-to-study/choosing-a-course
https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/advice/choosing-a-course
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/applying-for-university/choosing-a-course/how-to-choose-the-right-degree
https://discoveruni.gov.uk/search-landing-page/

University Rankings

https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings

The best UK universities 2021 – rankings | Education | The Guardian
https://www.ukuni.net/uk-ranking/subject

Apprenticeship Vacancies

With most of the following websites you can (and should) sign up for apprenticeship job alerts.

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentices/browse-apprenticeships
https://www.ucas.com/alternatives/apprenticeships/apprenticeships-england/how-find-apprenticeships-england
https://amazingapprenticeships.com/vacancies/
https://apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies/
https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/
https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/
https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/advice/best-apprenticeships-uk

https://uk.indeed.com/Apprenticeships-jobs

Other Useful Resources

University prep:

The Brilliant Club: Videos on preparing for life and study at University

CV writing:

Student finance guides/info:

Year 13 Transition Work

Each department has put together some wider reading for you to engage with in over the coming weeks and months as you prepare for University. We hope you find them useful and interesting!

Art Wider Year 13 Transistion Reading List Yr13
BIOLOGY Year 13 TRANSITION WORK
DRAMA Year 13 TRANSITION WORK
English Language Year 13 transition
English Literature Year 13 Transition Work
Geography Year 13 Reading List
GERMAN Year 13 TRANSITION WORK
GRAPHICS Year 13 Transition Work
HISTORY Year 13 TRANSITION WORK
ITALIAN Year 13 TRANSITION WORK
Law Transition Work
Media Studies Reading List and ACADEMIC WEBSITES
Media Studies Yr 13 Transition work
Year 13 Business and Economics pre-University preparation
Year 13 Chemistry Transition Work
Year 13 Computing Further Reading
Year 13 Maths Transition
Year 13 Physics Transition Work
Year 13 Psychology Transition
Year 13 Sociology Transition Resources