As a school, we have invested in an on-line platform that is called Unifrog. There are various tools available including:
This allows you to search courses at universities and compare universities, for example by entry requirements, distance from home, drop-out rates and weekly study hours. You can then create your shortlist by sorting university courses by the factors that matter most to you.
This allows you to search for apprenticeships and is updated every 24 hours with new vacancy information. You are able to filter your search, for example by career, salary, distance from home and start date.
Dutch University Tool
As more students are considering studying abroad due to potentially lower financial costs, this tool allows you to research universities in Holland.
College and Sixth Form Tool
This helps you compare colleges and sixth form courses at different levels.
A MOOC is an online course that you could complete if you are unsure of what you want to study at University and so would allow you to find out more about a subject area or to help you build your CV. This tool allows you to search for MOOCs.
If you are interested in applying to Oxford or Cambridge, this tool allows you to compare the universities, for example by starting salary or world ranking. You can also find out more the courses they offer and filter them in various ways.
This shows you how to create your own CV in an easy step-by-step way.
This allows you to plan pathways that you could take after leaving sixth form.
As universities and employers are looking for particular competencies, this tool high lights some of the key competencies they will be looking for and allows you to log how you can demonstrate they you have them.
Personal Statement Tool
This helps you to write your personal statement by breaking it down into sections and giving you help with what to write.
The first time that you use Unifrog you will need to register; your form tutor or a member of the sixth form team will give you a form code and show you how to do it.