Tag: Sixth Form

Features

Publicly speaking about private school

I attended a Catholic boarding school for most of my education – from the age of 10 to 18 – and recently decided to write about this period of my life on social media: ‘Today I visited my old school and college for the first time in years. I had forgotten how privileged I was…

Features

Universities set to clamp down on unconditional offers

In a previous article, Concrete revealed that less than half of UEA students actually meet their offer. Now, research from the Office for Students (OfS) and UCAS shows that applicants who accept an unconditional offer are five percent more likely to miss their predicted grades by two grades or more than those who accept a…

Music

Sssnakebite: Shikari at the LCR

I remember the first time I saw Enter Shikari like it was yesterday. It was the first time I ever felt like I could actually be injured at a gig and I loved it, coming out dripping with sweat, bruised by a thousand person strong mosh pit and having only fallen on my face three…

Features

All hail the Btec?

Assignments, tests, research projects… To most students, these words are probably a horrifying reminder of all the coursework, examinations and seemingly endless revision we did over the two years of A-Level study that got us our offer to study at university. However, while 70% of UEA students are still applying with the standard three A…

News

University gender gap remains at record high

Female school leavers in England are 36% more likely to apply to university courses than their male counterparts. Data published by Ucas indicates that the gap, the same as last year, remains the highest on record. Results also show that English applicant levels as a whole decreased by 1%, which is lower than expected given…