We believe that studying in the Sixth Form should be a preparation for your higher education course or career. During your interview for a place at Stockley Academy Sixth Form you will be asked about your future plans to ensure the courses you choose fit with your aspirations.
During the course of your study, our careers consultant will advise you about applying for higher education, application forms, entry qualifications and career prospects. Sixth Form tutors will assist in writing CVs and UCAS personal statements.
If you would prefer to start your career straight after you leave Stockley Academy Sixth Form, the careers consultant will provide advice, mock interviews and help with completing application forms and CVs.
Higher Education and Careers
A high priority is given to advising students about the options open to them when they move on from Stockley Academy Sixth Form. We are proud of the links that we have forged with local employers and Higher Education establishments throughout the country and appreciate the contribution they make to our careers programme and the development of employability skills.
Strong links with local universities, including Brunel University are in place to assist students who wish to continue their studies in this area.
Applying to University
All UCAS applications are now made on-line, which speeds up the process significantly. Students are supported in selecting their universities and in writing their personal statements. Specialist programmes, including mock interviews, are available for students who will face interviews and tests as part of the selection process, such as potential medical students and Oxbridge applicants. You will find details information on the university admissions in our UCAS section.
Work Related Learning
Work experience is a pre-requisite for entry to some degree courses but it can also strengthen every CV. For this reason, we encourage and support students to seek relevant placements during their time at Stockley Academy Sixth Form. Work shadowing, extended placements, volunteering, and placements are offered to all our students. As part of our programme of study, all Year 12 students are expected to complete two weeks of work experience in the summer term.
A substantial part of the tutorial programme is dedicated to careers education so that students are made aware of the excellent facilities available. Computer packages and the Internet are used increasingly as they offer up-to-date material.