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Beyond Bablake

Our Sixth Form students are all impressive young adults, much praised by the universities they attend and highly sought after by major employers as graduates.

To help them discover where their direction lies, all pupils have access to advice from our experienced Sixth Form team and Careers Department.

Upper Sixth

Participation in our Mock Interview Morning – usually the penultimate Saturday in September – allows pupils to test their interview technique and receive advice from our expert volunteer interviewers. 

Help is given on constructing a convincing Personal Statement if pupils are applying via UCAS for a degree.We fully recognise the strengths and advantages of apprenticeships at 16 and 18, and offer advice on alternatives to university.

We work with pupils on an individual basis according to their needs. While our expertise lies with the 11-18 age category, we actively keep in touch with former pupils, offer advice where suitable to former pupils of any age and are always delighted to receive offers of help from former pupils. Our parents too are an invaluable support network.

Lower Sixth

We talk formally to the year regularly in Life Choices: these sessions will usually cover 'The Options at 18', 'Not Going To Uni', 'The University application process' and 'Gap Years' (usually via Gapforce). Coventry University offers us excellent assistance.

After the AS exams are completed, we present formally to the year group about 'Staying Ahead' and invite experts in CV Technique and Personal Statement writing to deliver sessions. We are able to offer an '11 Steps' booklet with plenty of ideas for staying ahead of their rivals. In the final week of the Summer term, all pupils have the opportunity to plan a programme to suit their future beyond Bablake. 

Beyond Bablake...

Each year our Sixth Form students are offered places at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country as well as very competitive apprenticeship places.

Recent university destinations include:

Aston University
Cardiff University
Coventry University
Durham University
Imperial College London
Kings College London
Loughborough University
Newcastle University
Nottingham Trent University
Queen Mary University of London
University College London
University of Bath
University of Birmingham
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
University of Derby
University of Exeter
University of Leeds
University of Leicester
University of Liverpool
University of Manchester
University of Nottingham
University of Oxford
University of Portsmouth
University of Reading
University of Sheffield
University of Southampton
University of Surrey
University of Warwick
University of Wolverhampton
University of York

Recent higher apprenticeship and internship offers:

  • Deloitte Bright Start Higher Apprenticeship
  • AECOM Higher Apprenticeship
  • IBM Future Scheme Internship

Bablake is a very special place, and while I look forward to what lies ahead, I will never forget some of the experiences and relationships from my time at school.

Former pupil now studying at Oxford