@Caldicot_Sch

15:58 PM - 21 Nov 2019

Fantastic work in Year 10 Media, well done! https://t.co/xttjKoZgbv

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1197384858621886464

05:22 AM - 21 Nov 2019

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Oh what a night🎵. Thank you to all exhibitors who came to the Career Fair . An inspirational evening for year 8 to 13 students. https://t.co/X6hUx1gzI7

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1197206979862843393

17:36 PM - 20 Nov 2019

Getting set up for the Careers Fair! https://t.co/FY2FVkQzqI

16:07 PM - 20 Nov 2019

Looking forward to seeing you later! https://t.co/MCY7bTeRI5

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1196828240687587328

16:31 PM - 19 Nov 2019

We raised £1,109 for Children in Need! Thank you very much to all those who fundraised and to all who donated money! https://t.co/ZNh8guwJev

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1196810197987217410

15:19 PM - 19 Nov 2019

Retweetd From Caldicot School PE

Are you interested?? See Miss Bunston in room 019 on Thursday 21st November at lunch time.. https://t.co/mLpgbFTqNC

09:52 AM - 19 Nov 2019

See you at the Careers Fair! A great event and open to everyone. https://t.co/iKZ3Xh7cS0

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1196523849216602112

20:21 PM - 18 Nov 2019

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One for the diary! (20/11/19) Caldicot School Career fair Only 1 more day to go! Why should you attend the career fair? See attached. https://t.co/dWPTBbQLUS

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1196168374360977419

20:48 PM - 17 Nov 2019

Retweetd From Caldicot School PE

Massive well done to all caldicot pupils who participated in GTI Open tournament in Cheltenham. All our pupils came away with a medal 🙂 https://t.co/qcvbqBj9Ry

University Guidance

The decision of which university to apply to is one of the most exciting and important decisions in a sixth form student’s life. Sixth Form Personal Tutors are on hand to support sixth formers and in the summer term of Year 12, the formal registration process begins. This support is for all individuals, tailored to each student’s needs. 

A few useful websites to support students are included below. This is designed to assist with the planning and preparation prior to formal application. 

  • UCAS - UCAS is the university admissions site where students can search through courses that you may like to study at university;  
  • University Open Days - Here students will find a list of all the up and coming open days. These tend to take place during the summer term of Year 12 and the autumn term of Year 13. Follow the link to find out when visits to the universities are available;  
  • Russell Group Universities  - These are the top 24 universities in the UK. The Bishop of Llandaff has an excellent track record in helping students obtain places to study at them. Students wishing to study at a Russell Group University should read the document 'Informed Choice' to support applications;  
  • Oxford or Cambridge - These universities have extremely high admissions requirements and are very selective. Applications have to be received by mid-October in Year 13 and students are expected to research colleges and courses well beforehand. GCSE performance must contain a considerable number of A*/A grades and students are expected to have the potential to achieve three A grades or better at A Level. Students wishing to apply to Oxbridge are supported by their Personal Tutor or with the Head of Sixth Form, early in Year 12. Visits to the universities and the individual colleges are highly recommended;  
  • Medicine - Students thinking of applying for Medicine should visit the link which provides some useful information about the application process; 
  • Student Finance Wales - University can be expensive and it is important students and families establish how much the experience is likely to cost. The following link provides useful guidance to families and students about financing courses, as well as grants and student loans available;  
  • Centigrade  - This software package provides a unique, bespoke set of possible university and career choices based on information shared by students. It is among the most advanced and well-regarded pieces of research software of its type in the world. There is a charge for this service (approx £20); and
  • Unistat - This site is designed to help students make an informed choice when deciding which UK university or college to apply to. It includes the results of the latest National Student Survey and ranks universities on the basis of student well-being and course satisfaction.