Your Higher Education Journey

Support with navigating the right pathway

At Pate’s we offer access to bespoke higher education (HE), apprenticeship and careers advice through a specialised team.

Throughout Y12 the HE team offer sessions on many topics including Unifrog, exploring options, UCAS applications, personal statements, and applying to study outside the UK. In Y13 this continues with information on student finance, apprenticeships, new degrees, UCAS updates and support, CVs and personal branding.

We also offer careers advice, interview practice and welcome speakers and alumni from competitive universities throughout the year. Advice and guidance is also available for parents with presentations on topics such as Student Finance. Our annual Careers Fair has over 30 universities and 20 businesses attend, alongside Gap year organisations and representatives from our dedicated Alumni.

We guide students through their UCAS /apprenticeship applications giving them help and advice along the way. This expertise is also available to our Y14’s if they decide to take a gap year or defer their application.