Year 13 Transition

Going to University

Follow the UCAS website. This will give you the most up to date information about applications.  However, there are also lots of other useful pages about preparing for university here.

Contact your university and ask for a reading list. Some of these might be on the subject pages of their websites, but if not, universities will be working remotely like schools and somebody will be able to direct your enquiry to the right person. Engaging with your university at this stage shows your commitment and might make you stand out, particularly if your actual grades are below your offer. 

Choose a free course from Future Learn. Some of these are study-based, others allow you to explore something new in your chosen degree area. Either way, both will help you to prepare for studying at degree level.

Improve your written skills. This will also look great on any future CV and help you to improve your report writing skills and maybe even get published.


Not Going to University

Virtual Work Experience

Online work experience internships are available this summer for students aged 15-18 with Operation Wallacea. Multiple start dates are available from July 6 2020 for those interested in natural sciences, data analysis, business development and marketing, outdoor education and logistics. For more information please see the news item on our website.

Is your CV up to date? 

This would be a good opportunity to look at this. A good template can be downloaded below. 


Website with lots of ideas for alternatives if you're not going to University.


Apprenticeship applications might be more difficult this year, but there is no harm in registering so that you are first in the queue when things get back to normal.

Take a look at this site to view the latest apprenticeship jobs. 

Further Help

You can speak to the Sixth Form team at KES by sending us an email to or contact Nicola Jones who is the Connexions adviser linked to KES at

Speakers for Schools - Virtual Talks

Online Internships with InvestIN

InvestIN are running 'live and online' internships in July and August to give students the opportunity to gain crucial multi-day summer work experience with successful professionals in a live, interactive environment, all from the comfort of their own homes.

  • Students will work alongside experienced Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers, Investment Bankers, Computer Scientists, Psychologists, United Nations staff, CEOs, Architects and Filmmakers, to gain an immersive, 360-degree experience of their dream profession.
  • Students can also choose to attend a 1-2-1 career coaching session, where a professional will create a bespoke personal development plan for them.
  • Students will receive certificates of completion which they can include in their university applications.


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