6th Form

Below you’ll find a host of resources of particular interest to 6th Form students. From careers information; Higher Education and University Entrance; Student Life; research and study skills.

Information Literacy

Virtual Training Suite http://www.vtstutorials.ac.uk/ – develop Internet research skills for your A-Level subjects and beyond.

Information Literacy Task for New Year 12 Students

Internet Detective


Just how good is the information you find on the web? How can you trust it?

Academic Writing – Essay Tips Etc.

Explorations Of Style

Internet Tools & Web 2.0

Phil Bradley’s ‘I Want To’ Blog – How to do everything on the web.

University & Higher  Education

http://www.aimhigher.ac.uk/dontstop – government site

* Uni4Me http://www.uni4me.com/ – Everything you ever wanted to know about going to university- what you can study, how much it will cost, where will you live, and how you can get in.

* Skills4study http://www.palgrave.com/skills4study/html/index.asp> – more practical advice about starting University

* UCAS – University and College Admissions Service http://www.ucas.com/> – The official site for all universities and colleges of higher education. Find out what courses are available and how to apply.

* Uk Course Finder <http://www.ukcoursefinder.co.uk/> – Find details of university courses and what will suit you .


* s-cool <http://www.s-cool.co.uk/> – S-cool is a site dedicated to school students. Join our mailing list and they’ll keep you up to date with all the latest news and hints for your exams and school life!

* StudentUk  http://www.studentuk.com/> – Snapshot of student life written by students for students.

* Student Money <http://www.studentmoney.org/> – Lists over 15,000 UK funding opportunities + helpful advice on managing your money, student loans etc

* The Big Choice <http://www.thebigchoice.com> – A-level career advice, graduate jobs, work experience, graduate careers, work placements, gap year travel, choosing a university etc

Databases to search (part of the “deep web”):

* INTUTE – best web resources for education and research http://www.intute.ac.uk/services.html> – material is evaluated and selected by subject specialists

* Directory of Open Access Journals<http://www.doaj.org/> – free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals
* The Big Think<http://bigthink.com/> – research and discussion website “a global forum connecting people and ideas”

* Google Scholar <http://scholar.google.co.uk/> – lists books and journal articles by experts, gives limited access to some of the books, also lists in which libraries they are available.

Thanks to Mrs Karen Hans, BScHons MA MCLIP
Librarian, St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for the links above.


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