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Sixth Form Information, Advice & Guidance

The Sixth Form @ Woodkirk Academy is committed to enabling students to be able to make informed decisions about post-18 progression routes.

For students choosing to pursue Higher Education we offer a range of support including:

Participation in The Progression Module / UniFrog Group Tutorials (throughout Year 12)

Progress reviews with Personal Tutor (throughout Year 12 and Year 13)

Visit to UCAS HE Convention (typically held in the Summer Term of Year 12)

Personal Statement workshop delivered by a University Admissions Tutor (Summer term of Year 12)

Authorised absences to promote visits to open days and taster/subject focus days (Summer term of Year 12 and Autumn term of Year 13)

HE Information Evening for parents (typically held in the Autumn Term of Year 13)

One-to-one support, including guidance on pre-entry exams for law and teaching, by appointment with the Sixth Form Learning Manager

One-to-one/small group support for students intending to read Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science, including guidance on pre-entry exams, by appointment with Dr Toczek.

One-to-one/small group support for students making applications to Oxbridge, by appointment with Miss Jack

Authorised work experience week (during the Summer term)

Regular updates about emerging opportunities, published via Form Tutors

One-to-one advice by appointment with Mrs Wykes, Careers Officer (parents are welcome to attend).  To arrange an appointment please email Mrs Wykes at wykes.s@woodkirkacademy.com

We have a consistently high record of success with over 77% of students successfully being accepted at their first choice university. Last academic year over 17% secured places at Russell Group universities, including two successful enrolments at The University of Cambridge.

We are immensely proud of our long established relationships with universities across the North West region, with representatives from these institutions regularly attending Careers Events and Open Evenings in order to advise students regarding their option choices and beyond.