Next Steps

Our students benefit from a wealth of information, advice and guidance on careers and progression routes throughout their Sixth Form experience.  We recognise that these important decisions about the future cannot and should not be taken lightly, so we strive to ensure that our students have regular access to individual and meaningful support.

This support begins from the first session during the Year 12 Induction.  Here, students are introduced to a bespoke software package, designed to both inform and track their progression journey, whether that is focussed on Higher Education, apprenticeships or employment. This support continues during weekly group Tutorials and opportunities for one-to-one interviews with a designated member of the Sixth Form team, who serves as a personal Progression Advisor throughout both Years 12 and 13.

Student Quote
Student Quote

The student experience is also enhanced by five ‘Employability Days’ throughout Year 12 which are off-timetable and dedicated to developing students’ career and progression plans. These exciting and dynamic days include small, tailored workshops delivered by a wealth of professionals, as well as opportunities to hear from inspirational speakers, Rainford Sixth Form alumni and in house sessions focusing on university and apprenticeship applications.

As a result of this intensive support and guidance, our progression rates are excellent, with 100% of students successfully moving on to their chosen destination. As well as a growing number of successful applicants for competitive and highly sought after higher level apprenticeships, 2016 also saw 38% of our Year 13 students receiving offers from Russell Group universities. Our students leave Rainford Sixth Form with more than great exam results; they leave with a focus and purpose that generates success and happiness in their adult lives.

2016/17 Employability Days

  • Monday, 7th November 2016
    Year 12
  • Tuesday, 10th January 2017
    Year 12
  • Wednesday, 1st March 2017
    Year 12
  • Thursday, 27th April 2017
    Year 12
  • Friday, 16th June 2017
    Year 12

Helpful Resources

Useful Websites

Admissions tests: Registration deadlines

LawCambridge Law testCambridge15th October
LawLNATAll (bar Cambridge)Oxford – 5th October

Others unis – 15th January

MathematicsMATOxford and Imperial College London15th October
MathematicsSTEPCambridge and WarwickFebruary
MedicineBMATMultiple1st October
MedicineGAMSATMultiple4th August
MedicineSJTaceSt Andrews and Dundee19th September
MedicineUKCATMultiple19th September
MultipleTSACambridgeYou will be allocated a place at interview if required
MultipleTSAOxford15th October
MultipleCOPACambridge15th October
MultipleHATOxford15th October
MultipleMultipleOxford15th October
MultipleELATOxford and Cambridge15th October
MultipleOLATOxford15th October
Physics, Science and engineeringPATOxford15th October
Philosophy and TheologyPHILOxford15th October


Admissions tests: Useful websites