• Personal Statement Writing Workshop

    All of your Year 12 students will leave this morning workshop having written a first draft of their individual personal statement and an action plan to enhance it further.

    The Personal Statement Writing Workshop:

    • Is tailored to complement existing application processes. 
    • Avoids the ‘drag’ on the submission of draft personal statements (in the students’ desire for perfection). 
    • Means tutors can receive the first draft and action plan on the same day as the workshop, making an excellent fast start to the application process. 
    • Enables tutors and subject staff to spend more time fine-tuning rather than in the creation of a personal statement. 
    • Reduces stress and anxiety for students given they know the personal statement is so critical for their future. 
    • Allows students to focus more on their studies in Year 13, avoiding potential distraction and loss of concentration in lessons. 
    • Ultimately leads to even higher quality personal statements which are submitted earlier in the UCAS application cycle, sometimes facilitating better/more offers. 

    Having a good personal statement can make the difference between getting the university course (or employment) of choice and being rejected. A good personal statement helps a student to stand out from the crowd, and explains why the university (or employer) should choose him/her above all the other applicants. It's therefore essential that we do all we can to help students compete. 

  • What Heads of Sixth Form Say

    The following are quotes from Heads of Sixth Form that book us year after year for this workshop: 

    “A superbly organised event that gives structure and relevance to a pupil’s personal statement. Highly effective in making students think for themselves and at the same time have some fun too!”

     

    “We hold the Personal Statement Writing Workshop in the last part of the summer term and I can certainly say it helps reduce my workload . By the end of the week I have 100% of the drafts to look at during the summer holidays. All of my students who applied for higher education received offers and some of the thanks must go to The Life Skills Company”