University Collegiate School

The Stoller Building, Deane Road, Bolton BL3 5AG

enquiries@theucs.org.uk

01204 928700

Progression

Competition for university places and apprenticeship vacancies is fierce. Students need to demonstrate their independence in learning and skill development and a passion for their career, alongside their academic qualifications. Throughout their time at UCS students actively take part in a range of activities and talks which expose them to a range of professions, skills, employers and establishments. We believe that work placements (work experience) offer our students invaluable opportunities to experience and develop key employability skills. As well as supporting students in making key decisions about their future it also helps them to stand out from the crowd and demonstrate to universities and employers that they have the necessary skills and experience needed.

We access support from higher education institutions and programmes to support UCAS submissions. For example, our aspiring medics participated in the Medicus programme to improve their applications. We are building connections with local employers operating in the health sciences and engineering sectors. We also have external careers advisors who will meet with your child to discuss and support them in their decisions and next steps. 

Our aspiration is to collaborate with local employers to deliver Breakthrough specialist workshops, support project based learning and provide internships so that our students will develop a portfolio of experience that puts them first in the queue for a university place or apprenticeship vacancy.

As well as hearing from organisations who share the opportunities available, students also work with staff and external providers to develop their own employability skills and key technical skills during session such as Project Based Learning. These are further enhanced during subject lessons where students develop vital life and employability skills alongside their academic studies.

As a result of hard work and dedication to learning from both staff and students, our Year 13 students progress onto fantastic next steps.

 

2019/2020 KS5 Destination

Destination

% of Cohort

University

80

Further Training (Apprenticeship)

8

Employment

8

Resit (‘Year 14’)

4

NEET

0

 

  • 62% of the university courses have been degrees in health sciences.
  • 10% of the university courses have been degrees in engineering.
  • 83% of the university courses have been degrees in “relevant” UCS STEM courses.
  • 10% of students chose to attend Russell Group and Red Brick Institutes.
  • 2 students chose to progress onto Bolton University.

 

 

2018/19 KS5 destination 

Destination

% of Cohort

University

94

Further Training

3

Employment

3

NEET

0

 

  • 66% of the university courses have been degrees in health sciences.
  • 14% of the university courses have been degrees in engineering.
  • 80% of the university courses have been degrees in “relevant” UTC courses.
  • 21% of students chose to attend Russell Group and Red Brick Institutes.

 

 

 Results and Progress can be found here