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26/05/22

We've been in touch with and can confirm this damage was not caused by students. We take vandalism & anti-social behaviour very seriously, and glad to hear that our students are meeting our standards. Do get in touch if you have any further concerns

25/05/22

Great turnout for the football tournament, completely organised by the year 9 Sports Leaders! Dodgeball is up next on the 8th May! 🎉 https://t.co/OY2sF3Y1E8

21/05/22

30 - 40 mins

21/05/22

And the mini bus is off!! https://t.co/Gh6DfUf6SP

21/05/22

And they are off! https://t.co/qeP1JFdK8C

21/05/22

Tents and coming and the groups are getting ready to walk! https://t.co/xOMoUzdlbo

21/05/22

Good morning! Students are up (no alarm required with the sun) and getting ready to start day two. https://t.co/xRWKEuJnA4

20/05/22

Night night https://t.co/SmTf9j3Nqv

20/05/22

This is what D of E is about. No technology, the great outdoors come rain or shine. Back to basics! https://t.co/B1q4s26ine

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Destinations

At Harris Academy Ockendon we want to support our students to go onto ambitious destinations which meet the goals that our Sixth Formers set for themselves.

We know the demands of choosing a destination and regularly provide support and guidance alongside our Careers Advisors to help students make the ‘right choice’ for them, whether that be going into full-time employment, Apprenticeships or University.

UCAS

With the majority of our students attending Higher Education, we take students through the entire UCAS process with help including;

  • Selecting the most appropriate five choices for university
  • How to select a conditional and insurance offer
  • How to write a personal statement
  • How to apply for student finance
  • What to do on the day if they have not met their offer with dedicated staff going through clearing with the students
  • What to do on the day if they have exceeded their original offer and would like to apply elsewhere

Useful Links for UCAS

UCAS Homepage: 

https://www.ucas.com/

What to do if you did better than expected: 

https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/apply-and-track/results/ucas-adjustment-if-youve-done-better-expected

What to do if you are going through clearing: 

https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/results-confirmation-and-clearing/what-clearing

Student Finance Explained:  

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/student-finance

Apprenticeships

With many of our students choosing to go into apprenticeships, we believe it is vital to help support our students with apprenticeship applications and helping them find the perfect apprenticeship that inspires and supports the next stage in their educational journey.

With this in mind, all students looking to apply for an apprenticeship receive one to one support with our designated Career’s Advisor through every stage of application as well as the opportunity to attend bespoke careers days to each student’s needs. We also support students to try and find degree apprenticeships if they so wish – which are in high demand due to the limited opportunities to obtain one.

Useful Links for Apprenticeships

Applying for an Apprenticeship: 

https://www.ucas.com/further-education/apprenticeships-and-traineeships/applying-apprenticeship

Finding an Apprenticeship: 

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

How to Write an Apprenticeship Application: 

https://www.west-thames.ac.uk/images/documents/how-to-write-winning-application.pdf

UCAS Guidance

At Harris Academy Ockendon we firmly believe in supporting students throughout every stage of the UCAS application. Please see some of the guides listed below to help prepare you for this;