"Do I really want to go into higher education?'

This is the first question you must ask yourself. 

It is the most important as you prepare to plan the next stage of your life and look ahead to your future career. 

Seek advice and talk it over with your family, but remember it's your decision and in the end you alone face the consequences of this decision.  So you alone must make the decision.

Our downloadable guide covers a great deal of ground and has the following headings:

  • Universities
  • Other Colleges
  • Sandwich Degree Courses
  • How to choose a degree course
  • Course Organisation
  • How to apply
  • Your Personal Statement
  • Examples what can go into a UCAS Personal Statements  
  • A year off / Gap Year
  • Visiting Universities on Open Days

Find out more about our Oxbridge programme by clicking this link.



Go to the 6th Form section of our Downloads page to get our "Post 18 Student and Parents Guide" that will give you much more advice and perhaps help you answer the original question.

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