IBM Futures Business Gap-Year Scheme

Please click on the link below for information regarding the IBM Futures Business gap year scheme:-

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Applications for the Sutton Trust US Programme for Sixth Formers

What is it?

The Sutton Trust US Programme is designed to support high achieving Year 12 students from state schools across the UK to explore US study and access leading universities

It includes two residentials in the UK, before all students spend a week in the US staying on campus at a leading US university and visiting a variety of other American universities. An optional second year of the programme supports students to apply to US universities alongside their UCAS options.

In the past six years, we have helped more than 300 British students get places and funding at top US universities. The Programme is founded and funded by the Sutton Trust, the UK’s leading social mobility charity, and delivered in partnership with the Fulbright Commission, who are experts in helping UK students study in the US.

How much does it cost for students?

The programme is free for students – including travel, food, accommodation, admissions test preparation and more, all costs are covered by The Sutton Trust and its donors.

Who are we looking for?

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Currently be in Year 12 (England and Wales), S5 (Scotland), or Year 13 in Northern Ireland.
  • Have always attended a state school or college (non-fee paying) in the UK
  • Not hold US citizenship
  • Be from a low-income family (generally, this will mean a household earning £45,000 or less)
  • Be interested in US culture and higher education

Additional criteria: we are looking for applicants who also meet the criteria below. The more of these you meet, the more likely you are to secure a place:

  • Would be the first generation of their family to attend university
  • Have been eligible for free school meals
  • Attend a school or college with a below-average A Level or Higher point score and/or a low rate of progression into higher education
  • Live in a neighbourhood with a low rate of progression into higher education and/or a high level of socio-economic deprivation
  • Have excellent GCSEs or S4 qualifications:
    • England and Northern Ireland: Have achieved at least eight GCSEs at grade A or 7 or above, or near this level
    • Wales: Have achieved at least eight GCSEs at grade A or above, or near this level
    • Scotland: Have achieved at least six B passes at National 5 or above, or near this level

When is the deadline for students to apply?

Students must submit their application by 20 January 2019. However, we strongly advise they get started earlier, as the application form requires some thinking!

Where can I find out more and apply?

There’s lots more information on our website: and the application form can also be found there.

For student videos about their US week last year:

I am interested in learning more about US study, where can I find out more?

Beyond the Sutton Trust US Programme, Fulbright offers advice and support for students, teachers and parents looking at US universities. Check out our guide to US study and also USA College Day in September 2019.


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PotMed – Imperial College London

About PotMed 

PotMed is a one-day course organized by the Muslim Medics society of Imperial College London and all people are welcome. The course is aimed at year 12/13 students as well as gap year and graduate entry students (although younger students are also welcome!)

The course will include:

  • Talks from medical students, doctors and Imperial College lecturers
  • UKCAT/BMAT tips with practice questions
  • One- to- one advice for personal statements
  • Panel and MMI mock interviews with personal feedback
  • Ethics Seminar + Debate
  • Tour of Imperial College and School of Medicine building
  • Opportunities to meet with representatives from other medical schools

Date, Time and Location

Date: 22nd September 2018

Time: 8.30am-5.30pm

Location: Imperial College London


Cost per student is £20 which includes lunch and snacks provided on the day.

Tickets can be purchased via the link below:

We are also able to provide a number of free tickets to underprivileged students who receive free school meals, provided they’re able to email a form which shows evidence of this from the school they attend.

If a student is eligible they should email with supporting evidence.




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Starter for 12 – New Y12 Summer Work

Please find attached the summer work booklet for new Y12 students:-

Starter for 12 booklet 2018

Starter for 12 French 2018

1-Introduction to astrophysics

We look forward to seeing all new students on 23rd August, GCSE results day, to confirm their place in Sixth Form.

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Y12: Cambridge University Open Days – Booking Now Open

The University Open Days will be held on the 4th and 5th July this year, with all colleges and departments available for students to visit. The days are for Year 12 students only and the link below will lead you to further information and the ability to book on.   Colleges do hold their own programmes of events across the days and some colleges may require individual booking through their own websites; if there is a college you are particularly interested in, you should therefore double check that college website. For Caius (which is our Link College at Ricky), no booking is needed and visitors are welcome to drop in as they wish across both days.
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TARGETcareers – Schroders apprenticeship

Please see below a new opportunity from TARGETcareers. If you are interested in finding out more you can click the link in the email or visit the TARGETcareers website.

Ready to make an impact? Put yourself in focus as a Schroders apprentice

It’s never too early to start building your career in the City. And with an innovative asset management firm like Schroders, you’ll have everything you need to get off to the best possible start. A competitive salary. Personalised training. The chance to learn from industry experts. You name it. Best of all – as our attention will be firmly fixed on your development, you’ll also have a huge chance to show us what you can do.

We have opportunities for bright, passionate apprentices:

Ready to be noticed for your talent, initiative and eagerness to learn? Then discover more and apply today.

Put yourself in focus main link button

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Watford Mencap – Summer Holiday Playworkers required

Watford Mencap, is a local self-funded charity who provides a number of services to support people with learning disabilities to make the most of their lives. We have a Children’s Centre in North Watford, rated Outstanding by Ofsted, for which we recruit people to work over the summer holidays at our play schemes. Previous students have found it a great way to earn extra money, gain valuable experience and develop transferable skills.
 For more information regarding summer jobs please see attached:-
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