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 four ‘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, 2017 also saw 25% of our Year 13 students accepting 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.

2018/19 Employability Days

  • 5th November 2018
    Year 12
  • 15th January 2019
    Year 12
  • 6th March 2019
    Year 12
  • 26th April 2019
    Year 12

Helpful Resources

Useful Websites

Admissions tests: Registration deadlines

Law Cambridge Law test Cambridge 15th October
Law LNAT All (bar Cambridge) Oxford – 5th October

Others unis – 15th January

Mathematics MAT Oxford and Imperial College London 15th October
Mathematics STEP Cambridge and Warwick February
Medicine BMAT Multiple 1st October
Medicine GAMSAT Multiple 4th August
Medicine HPAT Ulster TBC
Medicine SJTace St Andrews and Dundee 19th September
Medicine UKCAT Multiple 19th September
Multiple TSA Cambridge You will be allocated a place at interview if required
Multiple TSA Oxford 15th October
Multiple COPA Cambridge 15th October
Multiple HAT Oxford 15th October
Multiple Multiple Oxford 15th October
Multiple ELAT Oxford and Cambridge 15th October
Multiple OLAT Oxford 15th October
Physics, Science and engineering PAT Oxford 15th October
Philosophy and Theology PHIL Oxford 15th October


Admissions tests: Useful websites