Last Thursday the KHS Sixth Form Centre organised its annual
UCAS evening. Top universities such as Brunel and City came to the school for
our Year 12 students to meet, discuss courses with, take course details away
with them or simply ask questions about life at the various destinations.
The students, parents and carers got to sit through an
informative talk by our staff and Leicester University, explaining different
paths students can take and how to deal with the UCAS applications and
challenging decision that our students will have to make.
This information evening is one of the many supportive events
KHS organises in order to support our students make the right decisions.
It has been a very busy last two weeks for Year 12 students, who have been participating in a UCAS and Employability programme that has included guidance on the UCAS online process, trip opportunities to Imperial College (for a ‘Pure Potential’ event) and the universities of Westminster, Hertfordshire and St George’s, University of London, workshops on employment skills and apprenticeships, and one-to-one interviews with experienced advisers. In-between there were also ‘Discover London’ trips to explore historical, cultural and academic landmarks, and our programme ended with a very enjoyable team-building day, where students were asked to rise to the challenge of a series of physical, sporting and mental challenges, and did so with distinction.
We welcomed several speakers to contribute to this year’s programme including Jane Marshall of Imperial College, Binda Bhudia of ‘Pure Potential’ and an impressive team of alumni, and offer our sincere thanks to them for enriching the experience for Kingsbury students. We are already looking ahead to next year’s programme, having been inspired by the quality of the guidance and advice delivered by external providers and seeking, as ever, to build upon what we are able to offer in-house for our students.
Thanks to the Sixth Form Management Team for putting the arrangements in place and the many teachers over the two weeks who gave their time to support the students in these activities.