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Year 13 - Level 3 Qualifications

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On Thursday 13th August Year 13 leavers will attend their school to receive their results for A Level and Level 3 BTEC qualifications. Some students will have received Cambridge International A level results through a secure login on the 11th August.

This year UCAS Track will open to students 8am when they can check if they have been accepted by their firm choice University or if they need to go to clearing. Senior staff will be available in schools (from 8am or 9am depending on the school) on 13th of August to provide students with their results and help support next steps.

Schools have already contacted Key Stage 5 leavers about results days but further information can be found on school websites at the links below and on social media pages.

Ballakermeen High School

Castle Rushen High School

Queen Elizabeth II High School

Ramsey Grammar School

St Ninian’s High School

Detailed information from UCAS about the processes used on results day is also available

There is also further general Coronavirus information for students intending to undertake higher education in Autumn 2020 on the UCAS website and on specific University websites:

What options are available at UCM for study following sixth form?

UCM is providing opportunities to talk through options with staff every Thursday throughout the Summer. On these days there will be staff from each programme area available to discuss any places still available on UCM Higher Education courses starting in the Autumn Term 2020. There is a waiting list for some courses currently.

Options for study at higher levels at UCM can be viewed in the course guide

Appointments can be made via the UCM General Enquiries Number on any day by telephoning 648 200

UCM will be open every weekday from 20th August.

How do I find out about my application for finance for higher education ?

The Student Awards bulletin page is updated regularly and is a good source of information.

The ‘Guide for new Students’ is a particularly useful document for Year 13 leavers and ‘Not got the grades’ provides a useful overview of funding for higher education at different levels:

Please note:

Education (Student Awards) (Modification) Regulations 2020 were approved by the July Tynwald to modify the UCAS points threshold at which financial assistance is provided by the Department towards University tuition fees and maintenance grants, from 80 points to 72 points in respect of the 2020/21 academic year.

This in recognition and anticipation of the difficulties arising from the Coronavirus emergency.

Student Awards can also be contacted via email:

studentawards@gov.im

or by calling 685822.

The Student Awards Team can also assist with individual appointments if students need any help in completing the application form, or have any specific queries about their circumstances.

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What support is available for students picking up Level 3 results during August?

Structured support with next steps is available through schools on Thursday the 13th August.

DESC Careers Advisor interviews/advice is available throughout the whole Summer results period at different venues across the Island on set days/times for those students who may be considering employment. The DESC Careers team works closely with the Job Centre Careers team who will be able to offer advice to 18 year old adults on training and benefits as well as providing ongoing support with applications for employment.


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The Department for Enterprise has recently launched a Summer Internship Programme for individuals aged 18 – 25.

The internship programme is led by Business Isle of Man, an Executive Agency of the Department for Enterprise, and will provide full wage support at a weekly rate of £256 per week for individuals to undertake work placements with businesses, third sector and other organisations. Placements will last for an average of 6 weeks, with flexible options for them to run for shorter or longer periods if required, based on project availability and study commencement dates. For 18 year old school leavers who wish to move into full time employment but do not currently have a job this may be a good option to consider in the short term alongside roles offered through the Job Centre or recruitment agencies .

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