The school provides a comprehensive programme of careers guidance through the weekly Sixth Form tutor programme, and assemblies.

Every year we have multiple talks and lectures on highly competitive professions such as Law and Medicine, as well as on the very exciting higher level apprenticeship opportunities which are increasingly becoming available.

We help you to identify the many excellent local opportunities, to find out more about careers through free lectures and events in Oxford or through carefully chosen work experience.  We hold our own annual careers evening where you can meet a very large number of adults working in a wide range of professions.  We also have an annual 'Back to Cheney' event where recent leavers talk about their experience of university.

Every student in Year 12 gets to attend a UCAS convention where almost every university and many of the main national employers and apprenticeship providers are represented.  Students wanting to apply to Oxbridge receive tailored individual support with wider reading, personal statement writing and interview preparation.

If you are considering applying to Oxbridge or any other competitive university course, it is worth noting the guidance below on A-Level choice produced by the Russell group.

Some advanced level subjects are more frequently required for entry to degree courses than others. These ‘facilitating’ subjects open a wide range of options for university study. They are:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages (Classical 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.

For further information on higher education and the UCAS application, please click below on the UCAS widget. It has been designed to link students and parents to important information about higher education and the UCAS application process.

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Cheney Sixth Form
Email: sixthform@cheney.oxon.sch.uk
Phone: 01865 755306