At Shoreham Academy we pride ourselves on the personal attention and high level of assistance given to our applicants in the run up to their university applications.
Beginning their Higher Education research early in year 12, with the support of their mentors, students make use of online resources such as Unifrog to increase awareness of their personal strengths and preferences as well as the opportunities available to them.
In Spring all level 3 year 12 students attend the Sussex UCAS Exhibition and follow up sessions assist with the narrowing down of course and university choices. In summer the focus is on writing that all- important personal statement and the opportunity to gain valuable skills from high-quality work experience placements and summer schools.
Through our APEX Co-ordinator, Susie Bishop, we are able to offer 1:1 guidance and support for those students aiming for highly competitive courses and universities while, as part of the United Learning academy group, we also benefit from an Oxbridge Co-ordinator who specialises in assisting those students, who are interested and suitably able. Potential medical and dentistry students also benefit from interview practice with a local GP, who is a member of the Brighton and Sussex Medical School admissions panel.
Our UCAS Co-ordinator, Anne Hopkins, is (nearly) always available in the Study Room to offer advice and help students with their UCAS applications.
Parents and carers can follow the link to access the 2023 UCAS Parent, Guardian and Carer Guide to everything you need to support your child with their higher education choices.
University and Post-18 Information Evening
Recording Live Event from 13 07 2021
Interative University Fair
Our interactive University Fair is open to 3 year groups, including year 12. The guided resources are designed to support students to have meaningful and supportive conversations with the university ambassadors in attendance and support them to reflect on their personal important factors when choosing a University. Our careers lead will be on hand during the day and for year-round drop in's to support with conversations surrounding higher education.