How much homework should my child be doing? We hold a conference for year 12's explaining how to organise their study time and how much study time they need to do. They are given weekly planners and time with their tutor to complete them and are given general advice and facts,
For parents of students applying to Higher Education, the best overview of the whole process is on the parents section of the UCAS website at http://www.ucas.com/parents/index.html where you can register for your free copy of the UCAS Parents Guide.
Students needing specific individual advice can be referred to our Connexions personal advisers by their college tutor: parents can view the whole scope of Connexions work at http://www.connexions-direct.com/
We hold a conference in July to prepare our Year 12 students for post-18 options, including employment opportunities and university applications.
But please be aware of deadlines! The dates referred to in the above documents are for applications to reach UCAS. It takes at least two weeks for us to process an application once the student has completed it: we have to check information such as exam results and prepare the reference. At busy times it can take longer than two weeks. Our own deadlines are the ones to bear in mind:
For advice on Higher Education finances, student loans and the cost of university courses go to any of these:
Wondering where it all might lead? Try one of these
Do you want to steer your offspring into a worthwhile gap year activity? Look at
(On the other hand, why not leave them to it and take a gap year yourself!)
The following sites are also worth a look,
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