Scarisbrick Hall Sixth Form
YEARS 12-13



University Guidance



The Higher Education landscape is an ever changing one that has undergone, and continues to undergo, profound change. For our students to be entirely prepared for their university application, it is essential that they are given the knowledge to best navigate their way through the myriad of courses and universities on offer. Scarisbrick Hall Sixth Form provides this personalised essential guidance to enable students to make wise and informed decisions regarding their plans for Higher Education. 


Our aim is to help every student to gain a place in higher education either at the end of the Upper Sixth or if a student chooses to follow a gap year. In order to achieve this, we offer comprehensive and expert advice at every stage of the applications process. We will assist in identifying the right programme at the right university for every student.  We start the process of university application early in the Lower Sixth in order that students can give themselves the best chance of success. Comprehensive and expert advice on university and careers is provided by a dedicated mentoring team, supporting students upon entry into the Sixth Form.


For those students aspiring to Oxbridge and other top universities to read competitive courses such as Medicine and Veterinary Science, there is a wealth of support including societies such as MedSoc, with preparation sessions for interview and university tests.





Personalised Mentoring




We appreciate that Sixth Form is a demanding time for students and that they will need support and guidance at different stages throughout their two years of study. In order to aid this, teaching groups are small and a range of teaching styles are employed, partly to prepare students for the less structured teaching approach they will meet in Higher Education.


Where students require further assistance the school provides guidance and support in all subject areas including advice on University choices and Careers which is second to none. The Sixth Form team is always available to advise students in all aspects of study and personal life and communication between student, staff and parents is encouraged to ensure that the best progress can be made. Regular meetings take place between staff and students so guidance and reassurance can be given through our tailored ONE-TO-ONE mentoring programme.








The Sixth Form Well-being Programme aims to


Promote independence and responsibility

Prepare pupils for the next steps in their education, training or employment.

Promote self-esteem, emotional and physical well-being

Help the formation and maintenance of positive relationships within and outside the school community


Sixth Form Well-being is delivered through our tutorial and mentoring programme, lecture series, enrichment programmes, leadership roles and discrete lessons taught during dedicated well-being sessions.


The programme will help pupils to develop the independence and confidence needed to make the most of their abilities and prepare and select options for future education or employment. This will include consideration of their individual needs, the development of good relationships with and respect for others, and an understanding of their responsibilities and role as a British and Global citizen.