Careers and Guidance

CRGS Sixth Form Futures Series

We have put together a virtual Futureprogramme to supplement the socially distanced face-to-face support we are able to offer. We also offer all students a session in Sixth Form to help them get started on their UCAS application form, beginning with those who are applying for Early Entry courses (Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry and those applying to either Oxford or Cambridge). In addition, all students will be given the opportunity to have a one-to-one meeting or telephone call with their Senior Tutor or another member of the Sixth Form Team to discuss their current progress and future plans.

UCAS 2022 APPLY How to Guide

This is our comprehensive guide to completing a UCAS application. It is important that any student intending to make a university application reads this carefully and keeps a copy for reference. Click here to download a copy of the UCAS 2022 How to Guide.

Futures Videos

We have put together a virtual CRGS Sixth Form Futures programme. These videos are between 10-20 minutes long and provide the information (and more) that would have been shared with students as part of Futures Day and parents/carers as part of Futures Evening. We will also send the relevant videos to Year 12 as part of a planned programme.

  1. An Introduction to CRGS Futures – click here to download a PDF version
  2. A Brief Introduction to Applying to University  – click here to download a PDF version
  3. Getting Started on your Personal Statement – click here to download a PDF version
  4. Completing your UCAS Form – click here to download a PDF version
  5. A Brief Introduction to Applying for Higher and Degree Apprenticeships – click here to download a PDF version
  6. A Brief Guide to Student Finance – click here to download a PDF version
  7. A Brief Guide to Specialist Admissions Tests – click here to download a PDF version
  8. Replying to Offers – click here to download a PDF version
  9. A Brief Guide to Results Day – click here to download a PDF version
  10. Careers and Destinations at CRGS

Futures Webinars

On Thursday 18th June we held webinars for students and their parents and carers to ask questions relating to Futures plans. Access to a copy of this recording has been emailed to all students and parents/carers.

Predicted Grades

This is our Predicted Grades Statement which outlines the purpose, principles and process for predicted grades at CRGS Sixth Form.

Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEAIG)

Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEAIG) are key elements of our work with our Sixth Form students. CEIAG covers a range of activities and interventions that help our learners to become more self-reliant and better able to manage their personal and career development, as part of their ongoing learning. It is our aim that our students will be well-prepared and able to make informed decisions regarding the next stages in their lives, allowing them to thrive.

CEIAG in our school has four essential and interlinked principles:

Careers Education – a planned programme in the curriculum that gives students the knowledge and skills for planning and managing their careers

Careers Information – including learning options, skills, occupations, labour market information and progression routes – facilitated by a range of on-line resources, including access to the National Careers Service, university research resources, the apprenticeships portal and a range of research tools

Careers Advice and Guidance – personalised help to identify long-term goals and to plan the steps to attain them – including access to advisers who can provide a careers interview

Work-Related Learning – experiences within and outside of the curriculum that help students learn about economic well-being, careers and enterprise

The Sixth Form Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) has information covering topics including university applications (UCAS), careers, work experience, specialist tests, entrance examinations, gap years, apprenticeships, volunteering and student finance, to name just a few.

Labour Market Information (LMI)

It is important that students have access to high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) so they can make informed decisions when planning their future career. LMI provides access to accurate and up-to-date economic and employment information including entry routes into a chosen career, opportunities in a certain city or region, level of competition, typical rates of pay, progression opportunities and more. Click on the following links to find out more:

Labour Market Profile North West
LMI for All
Office for Labour Market Statistics

Careers Bulletin

Download the CRGS Careers Bulletin:

2022 January
2021 November
2021 September
2021 July
2021 May Issue 11
2021 April Issue 10
2021 March Issue 9
2021 February Issue 8
2021 January Issue 6 Issue 7
2020 December Issue 5
November Issue 3 Issue 4
October Issue 1 Issue 2

Our student bulletin is emailed directly to all students and teachers. It is also sent out via Insight to parents/carers. If you, as a parent/carer or an employer or employee would like to take part in our careers programme, please email


Higher Education

We have an extensive programme to support students through the university application (UCAS) process. In Year 12, there is a Careers Morning in May and a Futures Day in the summer term when speakers from competitive universities deliver sessions regarding the application process and give advice on writing Personal Statements. Students attend the Manchester Higher Education Exhibition (UCAS) in February/March and are given the opportunity to visit a university Open Day in June. We also encourage students to visit universities of their own choosing during June and July, as part of their UCAS research.

Click here to download the PDF of the UCAS Discovery Day presentation.

Oxford, Cambridge and the Pre-Professional Programme

Students who are applying to Oxford or Cambridge or for highly competitive courses such as Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science are given extra support with specialist programmes led by members of the Sixth Form Team. This support includes a visit to Oxford and Cambridge; an Oxbridge Conference hosted by CRGS; a parents’ Oxbridge evening; guest speakers at our CRGS MedSoc as well as a Pre-Professional morning focussing on the application and interview process and the specialist aptitude tests.

Supporting Students in Undertaking Research and Making Decisions

Senior Tutors offer individual guidance and support to students relating to their choice of course and university. Students are directed to many useful resources on the Sixth Form Moodle VLE. Our Careers and Higher Education Adviser is available to support students through the application process and to assist students who are considering apprenticeships / employment. Senior Tutors provide a personalised written reference for every student whether they are applying to university or for apprenticeships / employment.

Personal Statements

Form Tutors support students with their Personal Statements and Senior Tutors review them. This process commences in the summer term of Year 12 and is finalised in the early part of the autumn term in Year 13, by which time students should have a clearer idea of the courses they wish to pursue. Students, especially those applying for courses which require early entry, should have a strong draft completed by early September.


Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Contextual Statement for UCAS Applications

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) Programme Information (To be reviewed in September 2022)

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Careers Programme (To be reviewed in September 2022)

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Provider Access Policy



"The weekly guidance sessions and excellent careers information and advice ensure that all students are very well prepared for the next stage in their lives when they leave the Sixth Form."

— Dr Andy Swallow (School Inspector 2015)