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Many Bourne Grammar School students progress to Higher Education after leaving Sixth Form.

The Sixth Form team support students who are going on to a range of options, whether it be university, apprenticeship, employment or a gap year. Mrs Elliot, Head of Careers and Higher Education, is based in the Careers Office in the Turing Centre.

Students can book a careers appointment with Mrs Elliot via the launch pad as below:


The Post-18 options handbook below is a useful source of information for applying to most university courses, apprenticeships and employment and includes the main deadlines and helpful websites.

The following websites are also particularly good:

Applying to University This website is a comprehensive list of most Higher Education courses in the UK and students use this to apply to universities. It also has careers quizzes, industry sector information and now an excellent section on apprenticeships. :Information on open days and also a library of videos about what it’s like to study different subjects at university. Lists upcoming university open days

For information on Student Finance and how you can fund your university studies see the presentation below.

You can search for additional scholarships and bursaries here: The Scholarship Hub | Apply for UK Student Scholarships

The Sutton Trust runs Summer schools for students who are socio-economically disadvantaged

For guidance on how to write a good personal statement see the presentation below from the University of Nottingham. is an excellent website which has information on where different degrees might lead you and general careers advice. You can use this website to compare university courses by, for example, student satisfaction and graduate employment.

Using Unifrog

Unifrog has a wealth of information on Post-18 options. You may find the following features particularly useful:

Subjects library: Investigate which subjects your A-level subjects may lead to and find out what it’s like to study that subject at university.

Careers library: Investigate which careers your A-level subjects may lead to and find out what the job involves and how to get into it.

UK university Search tool: Use this tool to find a listing of courses in a specified subject. You can rank and filter the list by, for example, distance from home.

Personal statement tool: Use this tool to help you structure your personal statement.

Apprenticeship search: Search for apprenticeship live vacancies

Read, Watch, Listen: Useful ideas for super-curriculars for your personal statement

CV tool – Helps you put together a CV to help you apply for part-time jobs, gap year employment or placement years at university.

Applying to clinical courses

If you are considering applying to study medicine or dentistry, the following are good sources of information. Includes information on entry requirements for all UK medical schools. They also run regular webinars. Includes information on entry requirements for all UK dental schools Information on the UCAT admission test to study medicine and dentistry including key deadlines and practice papers.

Medify – Medical School Preparation Experts

The following organisations in Lincolnshire offer Work Experience, mentoring schemes and information events for students thinking about studying healthcare.

For information on the 350 different careers available in the NHS see: Health Careers |

For information on studying pharmacy see: Pharmacy - studying healthcare

Thinking about a career in law? Information on the Law National Admissions Test which is required to study law at 9 UK universities. Information on solicitor apprenticeships

Thinking about applying to Oxford or Cambridge?

Please see the presentation below which contains information on studying there and the application process.

Bourne Grammar School is linked to Lincoln College, Oxford and Christ’s College, Cambridge.

Applying for Apprenticeships

The following are good sources of information on apprenticeships and vacancies:

You can find more general information on Careers in the Careers Section of the website here