Advice & Guidance

We understand the importance of our students understanding the next steps in their life after they leave Tudor Grange Academy Redditch. In order to support our students in their transition to further education or employment we run programmes to support students throughout Years 12 and 13. A number of our students also attend work experience placements. Last year all of our students went on to higher education, further education or employment when they left Tudor Grange Academy Redditch.

Advice and Guidance Programme for Year 12

During December all students have sessions with their form tutor to research the opportunities available when they have left Tudor Grange Academy Redditch.

In January Aston University provide an evening talk for students and parents/carers on choosing the correct university and the importance of AS grades.

In January and February students are involved in a series of talks from external speakers on university life and student finance. These include talks on UCAS and Student Finance.

In March students attend the UCAS Higher Education Conference at the University of Worcester.

In April students and parents are invited to attend our Higher Education Evening where; external speakers will be present to outline the benefits of higher education and how to choose universities and courses; David Maxwell (Regional Higher Education Advisor for Aberystwyth University) will deliver a short presentation on “Managing Money: Surviving on a budget”, to provide an insight into the costs of being a university student; and information will be given on the current Student Finance Arrangements and the Application Process.

From March to July all students in Year 12 will have individual interviews with Mr. Swift (Higher Education Consultant).

During June and July students attend weekly sessions with their form tutor where they are guided through the UCAS registration process, are able to research courses and are given advice on writing their personal statement.

Advice and Guidance Programme for Year 13

During September and October all students have individual interviews with Mr. Swift (Higher Education Consultant) to discuss their plans for next year.

From September to December students have a weekly session with a member of the form tutor team to support their UCAS application.

From September to December students who are not applying to university have weekly employability sessions with a member of the sixth form tutor team, where they work on how to write a CV and interview skills.

From October to December students receive a series of 5 talks from external speakers on university life, how to choose the correct university and student finance.

In October students have the opportunity to attend a talk from Sainsbury’s about employment, apprenticeships and graduate opportunities.

From February to May all students have a follow up interview to discuss university offers and career opportunities.

Throughout the year students are provided with mock interviews for university or employment. These are conducted by representatives from universities and a variety of businesses.