Higher Education Research

Useful links:

UCAS - www.ucas.com


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Futurelearn online courses- run by leading universities and cultural institutions around the world to enable students to find out more about a topic that interests them to develop and evidence independent study
Topics include:

  • Explore filmmaking: from script to screen - run by the NFTS and BFI Film Academy, this six week course will help students gain an understanding of the filmmaking process and show them how to take it further – whether making short films, thinking about a career, or simply a deeper appreciation of the films they watch. For more information go to: www.futurelearn.com/courses/explore-filmmaking
  • Our hungry planet: agriculture, people and food security – run by the University of Reading, this six week course will help students find out more about the challenges of growing crops and managing livestock at regional, national, community and household levels. For more information, go to: www.futurelearn.com/courses/our-hungry-planet
  • Cultural studies and modern languages: an introduction – run by the University of Bristol, this course introduces students to how language and objects & artefacts can reveal insights into nations. For more information, go to: www.futurelearn.com/courses/cultural-studies

Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey
Polls students across the UK on 21 aspects of university life that students say matter most to themselves, including academic and teaching issues, the quality of social life, cost of on-campus services and facilities. For more information:

Centigrade - Year 12

Year 12 take the Centigrade Questionnaire in the first term of Year 12.
Centigrade is a higher education selection programme which matches interests and abilities to degree, foundation degree, HND and DipHe courses.
This generates an individual report that provides information advice and guidance as students begin the process of considering applying for higher education courses.

Each student has a one to one follow up interview with sixth form tutors and the Head of Careers and Higher Education, based on their report.

The report also provides students with a framework and action plan to enable them to manage their higher education research; its use has been shown to significantly improve the quality of decision-making and thus reduce the risk of selecting the wrong course.
For more information go to:

> Power point download: 'A Journey Through Centigrade' - to support students and parents in interpreting and getting the best use from the Centigrade Report.

Help choosing a university

Digital version of 'The Good Universities Guide' for 2018/19 applicants can be downloaded for free here.

APPLY is the extremely popular and comprehensive annual guide to university, school leaver programmes, apprenticeships and careers, written and designed by Pure Potential. 

At the start of a new year sixth former students will be considering their futures and the brand new, ninth edition of APPLY will give them a head start with their university choices and/or career goals.

Parents can order copies - visit www.purepotential.org/apply for more information on how to order.

What Uni? http://www.whatuni.com/ - This website contains; course finder, University finder, open days, University reviews ( student rankings of universities based on student satisfaction), advice on applying and researching and advice on scholarships.