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Success at School University Guide

Is your child thinking about applying to university but not quite sure where to start? Perhaps you’re wondering if university is the right route for them, but need more information to work it out? Our Success at School University Guide, sponsored by Liverpool John Moores University, is here to help.

Our free digital guide will help you and your child make informed decisions about their next steps after school and is designed to provide you with all the information you need to make a successful application to uni.

Please click here to view the guide.

Articles include:

Is university right for my child?
How to choose a university
Applying through UCAS
Writing a personal statement
Student finance
Summer Schools (Sutton Trust)

…and lots more!


A Parents’ Guide to University 2023

To view, please click here.








Applying to University

Parents may be interested in our free resources to support those applying to university in the 2021/2022 academic year:

  1. The Parents’ Guide to Personal Statements.  Download here
  2. Ideas to help teens choose the right university course. Read more
  3. The ‘Ultimate University Shopping List’ with links to recommended buys. Download here


Thinking about Apprenticeships

Parents may be interested in our free resources to consider whether apprenticeships could be the right choice for their teen:

  1. Apprenticeship levels, entry requirements and possible qualifications. Download here
  2. Is an apprenticeship a good choice for all teens? Discover more
  3. How has the pandemic affected apprenticeships? Learn more

Talking about next steps with teens

  1. Qualification levels – from Year 11 to Year 13: different types of qualifications and where they can lead. Learn more
  2. Board game to discuss Post-16 options. Download here
  3. Board game to discuss Post 18 options. Download here
  4. Virtual work experience – with regularly updated opportunities. Discover more
  5. Starting a business. Read more

Preparing for Results Day 2021

  1. Awarding academic grades without exams.Learn more
  2. Awarding vocational and technical qualifications in 2021.Discover more
  3. Preparing for GCSE Results Day 2021. Read more
  4. Sixth Form Results Day 2021 flowchart. Download here