Secondary INSET : Writing effective university applications and references


Providing pupil references for UCAS can be a daunting prospect for teachers. Collecting the right information from colleagues and constructing a fair and balanced reference can make a huge difference as our pupils compete for their preferred places.

Equally, guiding pupils (and parents) to complete impressive personal statements and to present themselves appropriately and effectively can be a challenge for new and experienced form tutors alike.

This course looks at the reference building process, taking in examples of good practice and highlighting common pitfalls. It highlights the types of subject references teachers need to be providing the reference writer to best assist them in constructing a good reference. The course presents the structure of the ideal personal statement, using good and bad examples to show what is required so teachers feel able to give clear guidance.

Workshop options

The course can also be run alongside a workshop for pupils and teachers (and parents) on writing an effective personal statement and preparing for their application. The workshop helps identify misconceptions and gives clear pointers through fun activities.

Who would benefit:
Subject teachers and form tutors, lead teams, teachers new in role. Pupils and parents.

To register an interest in this course please use the quick enquiry form om this page or visit out enquiry page

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