Life After Sixth Form

Pupils and teacher outside

It is very important to us that when students leave our Sixth Form they have a plan for their future, be that a place at university, a job or an apprenticeship. Whatever the preference, each student deserves individual advice and guidance to help him or her make the correct decision for the next step.

Support is provided for university applications through the UCAS website, and for job and apprenticeship applications.(See Useful Links below)

A number of speakers will talk about the different opportunities available to students during Assemblies.

Through our pastoral support, we explain the university application process and the school organises visits to universities and career fairs.

Careers advice (CEIAG) is built into the whole school programme which can be accessed here.


We are very proud of the support RET schools give to students when applying to university. A large portion of tutor time is devoted to applying to university and we provide various documents to guide the way including a personal statement guide and a help sheet for completing the online application form.

Guidance about the university application process, writing the personal statement, researching courses and universities and finance will be given throughout the Sixth Form tutorial programme and specifically on the HE evening. Outside speakers and university representatives will be attending the HE evening.

All Sixth Form students will be given access to the Unifrog website which is a detailed online tool to support students in searching for the best university course for them as well as helping students find apprenticeships, if that is their preferred option.


Apprenticeships are becoming more popular and we have seen a big increase in the number of apprenticeships on offer. They are ideal for those students who would like to continue their learning and earn money at the same time.


If your preference is to gain employment once you have completed Sixth Form, we provide plenty of support and guidance to help find the job for you.

We provide 1:1 support with searching for job vacancies, writing the winning CV, completing job applications and preparing for interviews.

  • Trips, for example Skills Events
  • Links with employers
  • Assemblies
  • Work Experience in Year 12
  • 'Looking for a Job' booklet