Universities and Careers
The year 12 students take part in a range of activities throughout the year that support and prepare them for their life beyond St Teresa’s. Students engage in a full careers programme throughout the year attending specialist careers lessons weekly.
Year 12 students attend the Surrey UCAS convention, hosted by Surrey University, where representatives from hundreds of universities gather to provide Year 12 students with information and guidance regarding their university applications. At the conclusion of the Summer Term Year 12 students benefit from our annual UCAS Higher Education Event.
This event is a number of days when all students learn about and prepare for the completion of their UCAS application. The event is supported by the admissions department of Surrey University and includes events for both students and their parents. In addition, students enjoy a visit to Royal Holloway university where they experience at first hand a campus style university open day, with the support of our Sixth Form team.
Support for Year 13 students is second to none at St Teresa’s. We ensure that our students are supported to apply to the university or art college which is best suited for the degree they wish to study, and that will complement their learning style.
St Teresa’s staff are fully committed to supporting students throughout their application process and beyond. Throughout Year 13 students receive two Further Education lessons every week and receive one to one mentoring with each application from our Head of Careers, Head of Sixth Form, their Personal Tutor and their Form Tutor.
In addition, students also have the opportunity to undertake mock style university interviews with a university student recruitment advisor, to prepare for interviews. As a school we are highly regarded amongst further education establishments and the Sixth Form team is always on hand on A Level results day to assist with any questions and to support any decision making to ensure that all of our students progress to a course of study that they will be successful within and enjoy!
Specialist Application Pathways
Our Medical, Veterinary and Oxbridge pathway is available to students from the start of Year 12 and includes trips, specialist seminars, workshops, lectures and one to one mentoring. This pathway ensures that not only the application process is fully supported but the Year 12 preparation that we ensure all applicants undertake is tailored to the needs of each student.
Our Art Application Pathway also begins in Year 12 with specialist workshops and one to one mentoring in support of the application preparation. In addition, Art applicants attend a weekly specialist Art Application workshop that supports them with the practical preparation of their portfolio and provides individual support for the completion of their applications and interview preparation.