Immanuel College

Higher Education and Careers

We are proud of our success in helping the great majority of our students achieve entry to their first choice of university year on year, thanks to our splendid results. In 2015, 70% of our students gained places at Russell Group universities and 50% of our A Level grades were A*- A. 22 % of our applicants in 2015 were offered unconditional places from their University of choice. 

Students are given advice on a regular basis on the most suitable pathways for them throughout their time in the Sixth Form. University applications are made in the Sukkot term of Year 13 via the UCAS system. Applicants for Art and Design Foundation courses at colleges are made during the early Pesach term with the close support of staff in the Art and Design Department who help students select their very best work for their portfolios. Guidance and information on choosing a rewarding career is provided in the younger years of the senior school and becomes more specialist in Years 11 to 13. Please contact the school for further details. The calendars below are a guide as to what is typically on offer for each year.

Calendar for provision of advice on Higher Education and Careers choices for Year 11.
November Completion of mock GCSEs; Into the Sixth Form Information Evening for parents and students.
January Morrisby Careers Profiling Test and feedback sessions available to Year 11 students.
February - March Taster A level sessions offered; provisional A level choices made; careers and personal development Interviews with Headmaster offered to all Year 11 students and parents, with subsequent support from other specialist staff.
May - June GCSE Examinations.
June - July Further individual advice available upon request from Director of Sixth Form and colleagues.
August Publication of GCSE result; consultations with students and parents before final decisions on A levels are made.

 

Calendar of Higher Education/ Career Events for Year 12
September Induction to Sixth Form; introduction to Young Enterprise and to the ORT 'Jump' work experience programme.
October Work experience assembly;  feedback to Year 12 from Year 13 on their work experience in summer of Year 12; careers presentation from our  Morrisby consultant; Volunteer Fair.
November - December Ort ‘Jump’ work experience programme and Young Enterprise opportunities for building CVs and obtaining work experience; personal development tutorials and assemblies led by Sixth Form staff team.
January Work experience assembly; start of seminars for Oxbridge Law, Medicine and Veterinary Science applicants.
February Work experience applications begin.
March University Application Information Evening; biennial Careers Fair for Year 12 and parents and students; University of London Taster days available.
May - June Work experience briefings; mock A Level exams; university Open Days.
July

Evening with feedback on mock examination results; work experience placements for two weeks.

ORT 'Jump' work experience programme awards evening; essential UCAS application training and feedback sessions from work experience in school; campus life presentations by outside speakers. 

 

Calendar of Higher Education and Careers Events for Year 13
September UCAS applications begin (15th October deadlines for Oxbridge Medicine and Veterinary Science applications).
September - November All Year 13 students have guidance and support in the completion of their UCAS application forms and personal statements from the Sixth Form team.
October - November Art Foundation applicant evening.
December School deadline for UCAS applications.
15th January UCAS deadline for applications.
March UCAS deadline for university offers.
Early May

UCAS deadline for students to make choice of university offers (Firm and Insurance offers);

May - June A Level examinations
August A level Results and UCAS confirmation of places; Clearing begins: Sixth Form staff team available for advice and guidance for all students throughout late summer and autumn;
September - November of the next academic year University applications by gap year students can be made with the support and guidance of the Director of Sixth Form.