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Higher Education

All students are encouraged to consider whether University is the right path for them.  Throughout their time at The Bourne Academy 6th Form, there will be lots of opportunities to visit local and regional Universities for open days.

Students will also attend presentations on Student finance, UCAS applications procedure and receive support in completing personal statements.  In addition, they will have the opportunity to attend the Higher Education Conference where representatives from over 100 UK Universities are available to speak to students keen to progress onto University.  There will be a variety of opportunities throughout their academic careers in 6th Form to attend subject specific insight and taster days at many universities and students are encouraged to visit many different institutions ensure they make an informed decision.

All Higher Education (HE) applications must be submitted through UCAS (University Colleges and Admissions Service).  The Bourne Academy will pay all UCAS subscription fees for any students who are interested in applying to Higher Education and will support all students through this process.  Please see www.ucas.ac.uk for more information.

Students have access to careers database and research programmes online and also hard copies of University prospectus are available in the 6th Form common room and library.

Specialist careers advice is offered by Higher Education guidance workers from Bournemouth University and The Arts University Bournemouth. You can also contact Mrs Woodings at the Academy on 01202 528554 or email her at vicky.woodings@thebourneacademy.com

The Bourne Academy 6th Form support team will ensure all students and parents are fully aware of the financial support available to students.  We will ensure students apply appropriately and are available to assist with this process.  For more information, please see the students loans company website www.slc.co.uk