KAA Sixth Form’s Higher Education Guidance

by Vashti Turner  on October 7, 2015  in  Academy News Charterhouse Entrepreneurship Godolphin & Latymer National Citizenship Service Partnership Sixth Form

_JWT7077The KAA Sixth Form will offer unrivalled Higher Education guidance, which will encourage our students to look to their future, their path to university and onto the world of work beyond. Our unique partnerships will enable our students to prepare fully for the complexities of the university admissions process. The latest findings from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) highlight the economic benefit students will enjoy as a result of the programmes KAA Sixth Form will provide for its students.

Researchers at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), Harvard University and the University of Cambridge found that median earnings of English women around 10 years after graduation were just over three times those of non-graduates. Median earnings of male graduates were around twice those of men without a degree.

The latest research from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) shows that three-and-a-half years after leaving university 96.4 per cent of graduates were in employment and nearly 80 per cent were employed in professional jobs or undertaking further study.

Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive of HEFCE, said “It is really encouraging to see how graduates’ early careers develop in such dynamic ways within three years, and that most graduates are in professional employment or further study. We know that on average graduates earn £100,000 more over their lifetime than those without a degree so this is further confirmation that degrees are worth it.”

From the very start of their time at KAA new sixth formers will be encouraged to begin the bridge into university and ensure early planning for entrance into Higher EducationG&L logo and Crest.

Our students will benefit from seminars on how to make choices and fill out UCAS forms, one-to-one tuition on UCAS applications and personal statements, subject seminars to deepen understanding and extend learning, and mock interviews to prepare Oxbridge candidates. This Higher Education guidance will be supported by our partners Charterhouse and Godolphin & Latymer. It is unlikely that any other state sixth form could offer this level of detailed and expertly tailored university guidance, all free to students.

We will also offer students unique training and experience prior to the UCAS application process. The National Citizenship Service (NCS), based in the KAA building, helps students develop skills for work and life while taking on exciting challenges. The NCS Trust is creating bespoke programmes for sixth formers at KAA, Godolphin and Charterhouse, which will only be available to students within this consortium of schools. The NCS programme will include an outward bound residential trip and a community action project here in Kensington & Chelsea. Students will also receive mentoring from NCS staff, as well as the opportunity to complete the full four week NCS programme in the summer after Year 12. The skills and experience students gain from the NCS programme will greatly enhance their UCAS applications.

Creates_transparentAnother distinctive feature of the KAA Sixth Form is the entrepreneurial business at the centre of the academy. Kensington Creates hosts 20 emerging companies, all led by young entrepreneurs from West London. Creates entrepreneurs provide a visible, inspiring example to our students of how to be successful in the world of work. Sixth Formers will spend time in Creates during their two years at KAA, embedded with the businesses and developing essential life skills.

Our aim is that students leave us with a great enthusiasm for further academic study and with the confidence and skills they need to succeed in the real world. We are confident that the resources, partnerships and programmes we have in place are the best place for you to begin your journey onto university and graduate employment.

To find out more about what Sixth Form at KAA can offer you, visit our Sixth Form pages, read our new Sixth Form prospectus, or attend one of our upcoming Open Evenings on Thursday 8th October and Wednesday 21st October at 6.30pm-8.30pm.

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