We provide an extensive programme of careers support and guidance to ensure students are prepared in advance to submit their application to enter higher or further education, apply for an apprenticeship or enter employment.
CAREERS ADVISORS AND OUR SIXTH FORM TEAM PLAN A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES TO ENSURE STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO IDENTIFY FUTURE CAREER PATHS. THESE INCLUDE:
University and college open days
External guest speakers
Support in securing valuable work experience placements
One-to-one support and advice
Practice interviews with staff at Aston Manor Academy
Year 13 next steps
During Year 13, students will be supported throughout the UCAS application process or submitting an application to secure an apprenticeship or enter further education or employment. Those who choose to apply for higher education will also receive support in competing their personal statement, applying for Student Loans, preparing for interviews and, where applicable, securing a place through Clearing.
The 16-19 Bursary Fund is money that has been set aside by the Government for sixth forms and colleges to allocate to young people who need financial support to stay on in further education or training. It can help you with any education-related costs that may arise during the school year, including essentials like a meal during the day or transport to your school, college or training provider. The bursary can also be used to buy books, clothing or equipment for your course, or pay for educational visits.
To receive bursary payments, your attendance to sixth form must be 95% as a minimum – with a high standard of punctuality. This includes timetabled lessons, enrichment, assertive mentoring and personal tutoring for the specified period. Equally, you must demonstrate full compliance with the learners’ agreement, with no referrals relating to conduct or attitude to learning.