Useful Resources for Teachers, Students and Parents
The following websites are recommended for career information. There is a lot of helpful information out there, we have put together a list of websites and video links that students, parents and carers and teaching staff may find helpful.
This list is not exhaustive and is here for information and guidance purposes only.
If you wish to speak with our Careers Leader, please do get in touch by emailing email@example.com
Unifrog is the destinations platform we use throughout the school. It has a range of useful resources and advice in careers, quizzes, webinars and a huge online careers library that you can search through remotely.
Unifrog is committed to independence and impartiality showing students everything and the platform gives them the tools to make their own choices. Linking Curriculum learning to careers. The Careers Library can be searched by school subjects, and the subject’s library gives career and pathways information for each subject.
UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admission Services designed to support young people making post-18 choices, as well as mature learners, by providing information, advice, and guidance to inspire and facilitate educational progression to university, college, or a degree apprenticeship.
This website will help students search for university courses and information on uni life. The Uni Guide is a free and unbiased university advice service from the Student Room, which is based on content that was originally hosted on Which? University.
Which? University has developed a new A Level Explorer tool to help students discover the full range of degrees different A Level subjects can lead to. In one step, they can see what students taking similar A-level combinations went on to study. To make things easier, results are organised into ‘best', ‘close' and ‘unexpected' matches - they might discover degree subjects they never even considered!
GCSE students can use it with the A-levels they're contemplating over to ensure they make the right decision. To use the A Level Explorer click here.
We provide careers information, advice and guidance. We can help you make decisions on learning, training and work at all stages of your career.
Set up by the government in 2015, the Careers and Enterprise mission is to help every young person to find their best next step.
We are the national body for careers education in England, supporting schools and colleges to deliver modern, 21st century careers education.
Inspiring the Future website, pupils can explore real-life career videos on our student-facing site, icould.com. Videos are two to four minutes long and provide personal insights on education choices, career paths and jobs.
Everything you need to know about applying for an apprenticeship can be found on this website.
To search and apply for an apprenticeship in England please go to:
https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch . You can also look at:
Match your skills and personality to your perfect job. This website can help you look for a job that’s right for you.
A useful website detailing all post-16 options including apprenticeships, traineeships and T levels.
This website is the UK’s leading job resource for young people seeking apprenticeships.
Use our careers directory to research different sectors, understand the main tasks within job roles and average salaries, learn about which qualifications you should consider studying and explore the current job and apprenticeship vacancies in Hertfordshire.
This video helps explain student finance for universities.
This website provides information and advice on careers, learning, jobs and opportunities for young people in Hertfordshire.
For choices at the end of Year 11, check this website out to help you decide what A Level subjects you should choose.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The thought process behind introducing STEM to our younger population is to expose them to technological subjects that will be beneficial to the future prosperity of society. STEM teaches students how every subject relates to each other, which will help them as they grow into college age and are looking to make their STEM-related career choices.
Here are links to Careers Websites you may find helpful:
Strong interest in studying medicine?
- Medic Portal: https://www.themedicportal.com/application-guide/medical-school-interview/nhs-hot-topics/
- MSAG- Free interview course: https://courses.themsag.com/courses/online-interview-course
- Ollie Burton videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEW8q-TeTYO7DdSYdXs0B0w
- Ali Abdaal videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/Sepharoth64
- MSAG YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCih-7vJWs_6dscD-i9JyMxA
- Medic Mind videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWr-EUVsI2Gxv2dbs7yuPmg
- Medical Projects videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWZK3MDZDCcDimByN4YsuAQ
- Lucy Brett Mock interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebK7F2pCJgA
- Tash Binnie Mock interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_ThlEsVXJw
- Website with info: https://www.theaspiringmedics.co.uk/medicine-interview-guide
- Journey 2 Med interview prep videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2QQsf2eVzo&list=PLVdBI-qATfOvzs_GQIT3L6pCOOu2HJcZL
- Royal College interview qs: https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/careers-in-surgery/careers-support/applying-to-medical-school/interview-questions/
- Medscape: https://www.medscape.com/medicalstudents
- Blackstone: https://www.blackstonetutors.co.uk/medical-school-interview-questions.html
- MSC https://www.medschools.ac.uk/studying-medicine/interviews/interview-preparation
- GMC- Good medical practice: https://www.gmc-uk.org/ethical-guidance/ethical-guidance-for-doctors/good-medical-practice
Official question bank: http://practice.ukcat.ac.uk/pages/menu.aspx?pack=bd52c8e6-da13-44a8-ac5d-3a02d2c1e21b
UCAT Guide: SEE ADDITIONAL DOCUMENT PROVIDED
Life of a medic UCAT Cheat sheets: https://lifeofamedic.ecwid.com/UCAT-Cheat-Sheets-Tips-&-Approaches-for-Each-Subset-p214003177
Journey 2 Med UCAT tip series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qev8NKdDbWs&list=PLVdBI-qATfOtZBj4x0LkgZkP4G0Q_tMTu
Medic Mind UCAT Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM8nD3WPUQk&list=PLNkBqIryZezHZd9X_LQxdzTyBnkP5xEt3
UCAT Score converter: https://www.wearemedics.com/ucat-score/
Cringeestar YouTube course: https://www.youtube.com/c/Cringeestar/playlists
Medic Hero UCAT course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEWpj0vcLoM&list=PL-BLEosptH8w8YTACDNnqVDgkj2i4liZT ( great account)
General insight to medicine
Medicine youtubers: (For insight)
- Lucy Brett
- Journey 2 Med
- Ali Abdaal
- Fae Bate
- Elizabeth Filips
- Karma Medic
- Tash Binnie
- Differently Moi
- Simply Fran
Medicine Instagram accounts:
- We are medics
- Dreams of a medic
- The medic life
- Life of a medic
Medify: https://www.medify.co.uk/ (Excellent for UCAT prep- would completely recommend)
A very short introduction to medical ethics: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Medical-Ethics-Short-Introduction-Introductions/dp/0198815603/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=short+introduction+to+medical+ethics&qid=1615842976&sr=8-1
Interview book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Medical-Interviews-Questions-Analysed-Multiple-Mini-Interviews/dp/1905812051/ref=pd_bxgy_img_3/257-7247050-9513032?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1905812051&pd_rd_r=d8d8ad73-c16a-4598-ac8d-277a79cc8296&pd_rd_w=FirKT&pd_rd_wg=KcJun&pf_rd_p=dcf35746-0212-418b-a148-30395d107b2d&pf_rd_r=WBPDH9EKD3NHKFH7KK5Z&psc=1&refRID=WBPDH9EKD3NHKFH7KK5Z
UCAT book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Get-into-Medical-School-Questions/dp/1905812264/ref=pd_bxgy_img_2/257-7247050-9513032?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1905812264&pd_rd_r=d8d8ad73-c16a-4598-ac8d-277a79cc8296&pd_rd_w=FirKT&pd_rd_wg=KcJun&pf_rd_p=dcf35746-0212-418b-a148-30395d107b2d&pf_rd_r=WBPDH9EKD3NHKFH7KK5Z&psc=1&refRID=WBPDH9EKD3NHKFH7KK5Z
Summer schools/work experience opportunities:
BSMS virtual work experience: https://bsmsoutreach.thinkific.com/courses/VWE
Observe GP: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/observegp
Sutton Trust (summer schools): https://www.suttontrust.com/
UNIQ- Oxford Summer School: https://www.uniq.ox.ac.uk/
USEFUL WEBSITE & INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT: We are medics: https://www.wearemedics.com/
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Information to be reviewed July 2024