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Post 18 Choices Conference

On 3rd March we held the annual Year 12 ‘Post 18 Choices conference’.

Post 18 Choices conference:

On 3rd March we held the annual Year 12 ‘Post 18 Choices conference’. The conference has developed over the years to assist students with their research regarding their future after A levels at Hinchingbrooke; it might seem a long way off, but it will be here before you know it! We are very aware of our responsibility to offer students the best possible guidance as to their next steps after school, be that university or employment, or training, or something else.

 We had speakers presenting information about Gap year, a workshop on applications to top universities, a recent graduate asking students to think about the question ‘why go to University?’ and some helpful ‘’do’s and don’ts” from UCAS to remember when it comes to writing Personal Statements. Pure Potential came in to deliver a session presenting alternatives to University which looked at the pros and cons of different routes, which some students felt opened up pathways into further study and employment that they had not considered before. At lunchtime there was an information stall about Morrisons sponsored degrees for any that wanted to learn more. With university Open Days coming up after Easter and work beginning on Personal Statements next term it was an opportunity for students to look beyond their A levels and consider their futures in a well-structured and informative way. All of the visiting speakers commented upon what lovely students we have in the Sixth Form and how they enjoyed coming here.