Tag: higher education

Higher Education Week at Cronton Sixth Form College

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On the week of April 23nd, Shaping Futures and staff at Cronton Sixth Form College collaborated to run the first annual Higher Education Week. The aim of the events were to begin preparing First Year A Level and BTEC students for all things Higher Education related, and to kick start their UCAS journey. A number… Read more »

UCAS Extra – The Shaping Futures Guide

UCAS Extra, or just Extra, gives students a chance to gain a place at a university or college. Extra opens on February 25th and is open until the 4th of July, so it gives prospective students lots of extra time get a place. Who can use UCAS Extra?  You can use Extra if you submitted… Read more »

Merseyside Young Psychologists and Life Scientists Launch


Blog post by Lucy Bentley, Assistant Project Officer for Merseyside Life Scientists and Merseyside Young Psychologists, a Shaping Futures funded project.  During February half term, students from Liverpool, St Helens, Widnes and the Wirral made their way to the University of Liverpool campus for the first event of the Merseyside Young Psychologists and Merseyside Young… Read more »

NCOP Swap – Sir William Stanier Visit

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We’re really pleased to have participated in our first NCOP Swap event – where students from one NCOP area visit a different NCOP for a university experience. In this case, Shaping Futures Project Assistants hosted a Higher Horizons target secondary school. We’re hoping this is the first #NCOPSwap event of many! Blog by Mary Edgar,… Read more »

Spotlight on… Ancient History

Welcome to our Spotlight on… series. In this series of blog posts we’ll be exploring specific degree subjects in depth; what it’s like to study that subject, the types of modules available, the extra opportunities available to students of that subject and what graduate careers it can lead to. The blog posts will be written… Read more »

Clearing – The Shaping Futures Guide


Last year over 64,000 students were accepted to full time university courses through UCAS clearing and this year similar numbers of students look set to use the UCAS Clearing service. If you aren’t holding any offers, or think that your exam results might not have gone to plan, Clearing might be the best option for… Read more »

Preparing for Results Day – The Shaping Futures Guide

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This is one of biggest weeks in the calendar for A Level students – the week that A Level results are released and you find out not only your grades, but how that impacts the next steps in your educational journey. We’ve prepared a few handy tips on how best to prepare for the big… Read more »