About Student Services
Student Services is the College’s ‘one stop shop’ for a wide range of enquiries and support services.
Our friendly and enthusiastic team aim to support students to be ‘the best version of themselves’ by providing high quality services in the following areas: Careers, Advice & Guidance, Work Experience & Volunteering, Travel and Financial Assistance, and Student Counselling and Well-Being.
Some of our Strengths:
- Qualified Careers Advisers delivering Information, Advice and Guidance available daily
- Strong links with Universities, Employers and Welfare Agencies
- Offer a Careers Programme in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks
- Dedicated Work Experience support available for all students
- Qualified Counsellors working within BACP ethical framework
Snapshot of Recent Statistics (2020-21):
- 98.1% of our university applicants received an offer
- 88.9% accepted offers (placed at university)
- 84.7% of our students accepted an offer at their first- choice university
- Students accepted places at 88 universities across the country
- 40% of students who applied to Oxbridge were offered a place
I have been so grateful for the support I have received at College so
far. There is so much support on offer to all students, covering all
aspects of College, and I am so glad to have had the courage to seek
out and take advantage of everything that is available.
I have been particularly grateful to the Student Services team. The staff in this
department are so determined, enthusiastic and hard-working and
nothing ever seems to be a problem to them, no matter what time
of day, or how many times a day you go to see them! I’m not a very
confident person so the support received has been a great help. The work experience advisers have helped me gain a work experience placement with my local MP at the Guildhall and the careers advisers have given me great advice and information regarding my UCAS application.
The Baker Clause is an amendment to the Technical and Further Education Act, which requires schools to proactively provide access to their students to alternative providers of technical and post 14, 16 and 18 education.
It requires that all schools ensures that all students have access to hear what the following providers offer:
- At 14: studio schools, university technical colleges, further education colleges, in relation to any opportunities for 14 year old enrolment;
- At 16: apprenticeship providers, further education colleges, sixth form colleges, work-based training providers;
- At 18: apprenticeship providers, higher education providers.
Worcester Sixth Form College fully adheres to all aspects of the Baker Clause.
Feedback and Contacts
If you would you like to provide any feedback about our careers programme or if you are an employer who would like to work with us, please contact Linda Roberts, Head of Student Services via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).