Careers & UCAS Support

In the relatively short time you are at The Island VI Form, you will be making decisions which will have a huge impact on your career and your future. We aim to maximise your range of choices and provide the support and guidance to help you make the best decisions for you.

We will always take that extra step to help you achieve your potential. We have a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team based on site, who provide a wide range of opportunities, such as:

  • Further and Higher Education events
  • Careers fairs (in-house and external)
  • Mock interviews
  • One-to-one careers advice sessions
  • University presentations and trips
  • Gap year information sessions
  • Vast variety of UCAS events
  • Voluntary work
  • National Citizen Service
  • Specific medical/medicine events
  • Access to Southampton scheme
  • Business start up information
  • Work experience
  • Careers and finance day

A dedicated, professional Student Services Support team offer encouragement, support and guidance. You will be able to regularly review your academic and individual progress with the Support Officers and they will help you with your plans for higher education, training or employment in the future.

The IAG department (based within Student Services) has a wide range of resources for students; we have careers guides, apprenticeship publications, online resources as well as a wealth of university prospectuses.

All students can benefit from a work experience placement and this plays a vital role, giving students the opportunity to develop valuable skills, knowledge and experience. Support can be given to students in finding suitable placements.


Our experienced team will help you every step of the way through the UCAS process. We will support you to ensure that your personal statement is going to get you noticed and secure the interviews you want at university.

Students considering Oxbridge or medicine/dentistry will recieve a tailored programme of events to ensure they are best equipped for the application and interview process. We are proud of the high success rate of our students who secure these sought after interviews and then go on to take their places at some of the most prestigious universities across the country.

Student Finance

On Thursday 17 March, Emilie Smith from the University of Portsmouth delivered helpful and informative presentations to students and parents on student finance. Copies of her presentations can be found below.