The SMRT Progression Website

We have produced a website on the opportunities available after 6th form including University, Apprenticeship, Art Foundation and GAP year. It is available here.


SMRT Careers Programme

Please see this overview of the activities and events we run to support your career choices:

SMRT Careers Programme Y7-13


Virtual Assembly Progession Updates

Week 1 Progression Update

Week 2 Personal Statements

Week 3 Self Development

Week 4 Writing Your Personal Statement

Year 13 Progression Update 

Week 5 Research Progression Timeline


Early Entry – Oxbridge, Dentistry, Medicine & Vet Science

Applying to Oxford and Cambridge 2021+

Applying to Dentistry 2021+

Applying to Medicine 2021+

Applying to Veterinary Science 2021+


Partnership with The University of Bristol

We have close links with the University of Bristol and many year 12 and year 13 students participate in the Access to Bristol and Pathways to Health Science programmes every year. In 2019-20, 48 students from St Mary Redcliffe and Temple took part.


Students attend a series of sessions on Wednesday afternoons during the autumn or spring term. The sessions give an idea of what it is like to study at the University of Bristol, working with academics and current students who can offer advice and guidance about higher education and their subject area.


In addition to Access to Bristol, 77 students last year took part in other activities at the University, such as Taster Days and Options Conferences.


Taking part shows a commitment to further study that strengthens university applications. Students who successfully complete the programme are guaranteed a contextual offer/interview from Bristol, a top-ten UK University (QS World University Rankings 2020).


Additionally, St Mary Redcliffe and Temple had 7 students participate in the Bristol Scholars programme in 2019-20; 5 (71%) of which became undergraduate students at the University. This programme offers students the opportunity to take part in a range of outreach activities, receive free academic tutoring and be eligible for a tailored offer for a place on an undergraduate programme at the University.


Careers and Apprenticeships

A selection of the most useful websites for careers and apprenticeships information:


Apprenticeships plus this introduction document

Higher and degree level apprenticeshp vacancies - see this PDF

Career Pilot

Careers Near Here

National Careers

Future Learn Careers



This Careerometer Widget allows you to compare information about specific jobs such as salary, job availability and other similar jobs in the same area. Click the box, type the name of a job you are interested in and the information will be revealed.


Guidance for Parents and Carers

The Success at School website have put together guidance to help parents and carers take a positive role in your child’s career journey. It covers all the basics – from university, apprenticeships and other pathways into work, to work experience and employability skills. It outlines job roles linked to each major school subject as well as exploring the jobs of the future. 


Higher Education  

Links to the University applications process and more...


University Choice   The official UCAS site
    QAA university inspection reports
    Interactive map to all university and college sites
    Look-up tool for identifying low-participation neighbourhoods
    Open day calendar
    The Bristol Scholars scheme
    University taster days
    Alternative course search (school/college/university)
    The Guardian University Guide and League Tables
    The Which? Guide to Universities
    Uni Compare
    Directgov Higher Education advice
    The Push Guide to University Choices
    The Russell Group of Universities
    The ESRC Guide on whether to go to University
    A Star Future - studying overseas
    American Universities application process (pdf)
    The Student World
    Government advice on student finances
    Financial advice from The Studentroom
    Oxbridge applications advice
Finances   Martin Lewis’ guide to new student finance arrangements
    Student finance short film featuring Martin Lewis
    Directgov Student Finance Support
    Student Loans Company
    Moneynet - funding HE studies
    Independent student finance information
    The Scholarship Hub - scholarships related to your courses
Student Life   National Union of Students
    Student health matters
    Student UK - advice & lifestyle site
    Youth Information - toolkit for young people
    University accomodation guidance (video)
Gap Year  
    Independent gap year advice
    Gap year volunteering and internships
    Lattitude Global Volunteering
    Gapyear guide to taking time out
    STA Student Travel
    Language Immersion Abroad
    Year In Industry



UCAS have provided this widget to help students and their parents/carers find important information about higher education and the UCAS application process.