Students are entitled to careers education, information, advice and guidance which is both impartial and confidential. If you would like a career interview, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to a member of the Sixth Form staff.
During the two years of the Sixth Form students will gain practical advice in such areas as: researching careers and university courses; apprenticeships; personal statement writing; designing a curriculum vitae; writing letters of application and interview techniques.
In the Summer Term of Year 12, most students are involved in the process of considering and applying for Higher Education. Alongside a solid programme of events and trips organised by the School, students are encouraged to investigate differing courses and universities, to visit Higher Education fairs and to attend university open days. Students who decide to apply for Higher Education are advised in the Summer Term of Year 12 how to do so via the UCAS system and are supported through this process as they progress into Year 13. A complete system of support and careers guidance is in place for those students who do not wish to apply to University.
In August, when the AS and A Level results are published, members of staff are in School to assist with any problems that arise.
PSHEE and Tutor time combined will deliver the Future Planning Programme
The programme is divided into these four strands:
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Identify Opportunities for Wider Reading
Reflect on self and identify positive attributes/successes to highlight in personal statement or job application
Develop effective interview techniques
Reflect on strengths and weaknesses of study habits
Identify styles of learning and apply to A level work
Reflect on progress at GCSE/AS level and identify areas of study skills to improve
Investigate university courses, apprenticeships or routes for employment
Pursue opportunities for responsibility in school community: senior prefect roles, house captains, academic mentoring etc
Identify opportunities for volunteering etc. outside of school