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University and Careers Guidance

We pride ourselves on being able to provide a wealth of insight, expertise and opportunity as you strive to find the right path for your future. You are encouraged to start researching your career from your very earliest days in Sixth Form, enabling you to make assertive and informed choices at key times in your school life. This approach promotes independence and nurtures confidence, while creating feelings of positivity and excitement about your future.

Oxbridge
If you decide to apply to Oxford or Cambridge (Oxbridge), Cheney School runs specialist programmes to support you as you go through the Oxbridge applications process, conducting mock interviews and hosting admissions tutors. Regular events are held to help make the decision whether to apply Oxbridge, focusing on anything from careers conferences to guest speakers who specialise in spectroscopy. The Sixth Form area also has a library packed with university prospectuses, which includes gap year and careers publications, as well as IT research facilities. No matter what path you wish to take, whether it's graphics at a niche design school or PPE at Oxbridge, Cheney School has the knowledge, resources and expertise to help.

Russell Group Universities
The term Russell Group refers to 24 universities which are widely regarded as the top 24 universities in the UK.

The Russell Group gives specific advice to students choosing their A Levels:

Some advanced level subjects are more frequently required for entry to degree courses than others. We call these subjects ‘facilitating’ because choosing them at advanced level leaves open a wide range of options for university study. These facilitating subjects are:

  • Biology                                                
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature                                
  • Geography
  • History                                                
  • Languages (Classic or Modern)
  • Physics                                   
  • Maths

To find out more about Oxbridge and the Russell Group, please watch this video clip:

If you don’t know what you want to study at university then it’s a really good rule of thumb that taking two facilitating subjects will keep a wide range of degree courses open to you.

For more information on making informed subject choices, please see the Informed Choices booklet collated by the Russell Group (click the link here:  Informed Choices)

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