University is an end goal for a lot of students in school, with plenty of support available to help them get there. To continue providing support for your child, you should aim to use a number of resources to help them on their journey to university. Here in this guide from a sixth form in Somerset, we share some tips to help your child in getting to university.
Give them exam-specific support
Your child should have already picked out the subjects they’ll need to succeed in at A Level or at College to help them get into university. This gives you a starting point in helping your child – prepare them for their exams as early as you’re able. Show them a range of mock exams or past papers that can be printed off on exam board websites, and supplied by teachers as well.
Provide a revision space for your child
Helping your child with their revision takes the pressure off immensely, as well as providing your child with the guidance they may need to get them through exams. Prepare a working area for them and get them involved in the process – they’ll know how they want to learn and study, so ensure it works for them as well. Provide a separate place for your child that doesn’t come with too many distractions so that they can work in peace.
Ensure your child knows all of the options
The most traditional way of entering university is by completing a series of A Levels and getting the grades needed to enter a specific course. However, in the UK, there are actually a number of ways to get on a university course and into a degree-level of study.
Provide your child with the options they have available – they could go to college and finish an NVQ first before entering a foundation level degree at a college. Your child could pick up an apprenticeship instead, that takes them through to a high level qualification that they can use in university. The possibilities are endless!