There is an extensive Careers Programme programme in the Sixth Form. Enrichment sessions on Friday afternoons (run by The Heads of Sixth Form, The Careers Adviser and a team of teachers) include extensive preparation for careers and Higher Education. Students meet with a diverse range of speakers, attend a Higher Education conference and visit a university for mock lectures and personal statement preparation.
Year 12 students commence work on their UCAS (university) applications in the Spring Term and are offered 1:1 careers advice when choosing university courses. UCAS applications are finalised in the Autumn Term of Year 13.
Sixth Formers in Year 12 and 13 are encouraged to carry out further work experience, to gain skills such as team working, communication and commercial awareness, which are sought by employers, especially at graduate level. The Careers Adviser can help with this.
Pupils and parents are encouraged to access 1:1 careers advice with Mrs Lawrence throughout their school life whenever the need occurs. They also benefit from regular tutorials, assemblies and other careers-themed events and activities organised by the Careers Department.
Head of Department: Mrs E Lawrence BA, PG Dip (Careers Guidance)