Careers & UCAS


Arnold Hill Spencer Academy is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education which includes providing pupils with impartial information, advice and guidance for all students in Years 7-13. Careers education is an integral part of the preparation of students for the opportunities, responsibilities, decisions and experience of adult life.

  • A copy of the school Careers policy is available here.
  • A copy of the Baker Clause policy is available here.

The overall management of Careers Education and Guidance is with the Academy’s Careers Leader, Zoey Merrick, and a member of our Senior Team, Miss Stephanie Garrad – Assistant Vice Principal. This is further supported by the link governor for CEIAG.

The Careers Education programme is monitored and evaluated throughout the academy using pupil, parent and staff evaluation along with the Academy’s destination data as key indicators in the evaluation process.

You can contact Ms Merrick by email at or telephone on 0115 9554804.


Key Resources

We have gathered together a selection of resources that we hope you will find helpful on your journey through the UCAS and apprenticeships application cycle. All of the documents are available to view/ download using the links below.


Follow this link for useful dates for UCAS applications:


Student Finance

An overview of Student Finance with NTU – 2022 Entry

More information can be found here:

Drop In Sessions

Every Wednesday there is a UCAS drop in session for students in the Sixth Form Library (upstairs) where they can get help with their applications, course choices, personal statements and anything else UCAS related!


Where did our Year 13 Students go this year?

Our students were very successful this year in gaining entry to their first choice of university. The following destinations are a sample of the university destinations that our students are now happily studying at:

  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Sheffield
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • University of Liverpool
  • Northumbria University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Nottingham
  • Manchester Met University



Not all our students want to go to university and we support these students with a number of workshops throughout the year. Topics are delivered to students during Guidance on a Tuesday and Wednesday to help support them with applying for jobs.