Some careers require a degree, if you have a higher education qualification you are likely to earn more over your working life than without.
There are many ways to gain a higher education qualification. For example, you could move away from home and do a full time course at a university, work and study part time at home, study for a degree through a local college, or undertake a degree apprenticeship.
If you are unsure what career you want to work in, that’s ok! You could study a subject you enjoy, this can demonstrate to employers that you have the ability and commitment to study at a higher level. For some professions you do need a degree in a certain subject, such as dentistry or medicine.
Additionally, the Sixth Form section of our website has some information regarding the University and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) and their application process. You can access UCAS Apply and Progress from the links below.
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Informed Choices is aimed at pupils 14+ who are considering uni and want information to help them choose the right subjects to study at sixth form or college.
The guidance is written by admissions directors from the 24 Russell Group universities and provides information about why subject choice matters. It is general guidance only. For detailed and up-to-date information you will need to contact Wath Academy's Careers Team.
You can make your application to go to university or college via the UCAS Apply online system.
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Higher / Degree Apprenticeship Information
Degree apprenticeships are similar to higher apprenticeships, but differ in that they provide an opportunity to gain a full bachelor's degree (Level 6) or master’s degree (Level 7).
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