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Researching the options

In this step, we will focus on some of the key tasks your students need to engage with in doing their research and considering each of the post-18 options and pathways open to them.

Start by watching the video – this is designed for students, and sets the scene. Make a note of the key points raised in the video.

Based on the insight and suggestions from the careers advisers we’ve heard from on this course, UCAS has developed some resources and templates for you to use with your students. These, together with some ideas for activities, are focused on helping your students to research each option. You can download the resources and ‘Researching the options - ideas for activities’ from the link at the bottom of this page.

The idea of the resources is to build from initial, and broader research, so your students understand the tools available to them and the language used. Their research can then be extended and made more in-depth, through structured and ‘scaffolded’ activities, enabling more personalised and individual research.

Please do give us feedback and comments below: we hope you find the resources useful. You may also want to share your ideas for additional resources and activities which you think will help your students explore their options and make the right choices, for the right reasons.

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Smart Advice: Broadening Your Students’ Horizons

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