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Your Higher Education journey.

Choose your GCSE options. Begin to think about Higher Education options as some courses require specific GCSEs.

Decide what Further Education qualification to take (A Levels, BTECs, diplomas or apprenticeships). You need to find out what subjects and qualifications are best for the Higher Education course you are interested in. You decide where to study Further Education (sixth form, college, etc.).

Sit GCSE exams in year 11.

Begin further Education (A Levels, BTECs, diploma or apprenticeship) at either a college, sixth form or a place of work.

Consider Higher Education in depth. Research courses, universities and colleges, and attend open days or UCAS fairs. Organise work experience that is relevant to the course you are interested in. Write a personal statement.

Apply to Higher Education using the UCAS website or sometimes directly to an employer for a higher or degree apprenticeship.

Apply for student finance online through Student Finance England.

Sit A Levels/BTECs or other qualifications

Begin Higher Education to gain one of the following qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, Foundation degree or higher national certificate/diploma.

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