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Year 12/13

This year you will decide your future direction for next year. Your options are:

  • Ø University/college
  • Ø Apprenticeship
  • Ø Work
  • Ø Gap year

On this page you have links to various sites that should help you with your higher education and careers choices.

The Times University Rankings provides an overview of how well-respected universities are as academic institutions. As well as an overall judgement, you should also look at the scores and ratings for individual subjects within universities, as these can differ significantly.

The Teaching Excellence Framework is a new judgement based on student satisfaction with the quality of teaching in UK universities. Many highly rated universities have recently focused on research at the expense of teaching, so have low satisfaction ratings from students.

 

Jobs Wales site   http://www.jobswales.co.uk/

 

Writing a CV  www.reed.co.uk/career-advice/how-to-write-a-cv

 

Personality quiz with links to possible careers  http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/careers/career-quiz

 

Apprenticeships www.careerswales.com/en/jobs-and-training/job-seeking/vacancy-search/what-is-an-apprenticeship/

 

UCAS – Advice on choosing a course  www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/ucas-undergraduate-what-study

 

Times university rankings www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/best-universities-uk

 

Teaching Excellence Framework (universities ranked by teaching quality)  http://www.hefce.ac.uk/lt/tef

 

 Advice on writing your personal statement   

www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/when-apply/how-write-ucas-undergraduate-personal-statement

 

Gap year advice   www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/alternatives-higher-education/gap-years-–-ideas-and-things-think-about

 

Student Finance Wales – information on funding your course  http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk