Careers Advice

This enables you to move smoothly into Year 12 with minimum anxiety and a feeling of anticipation for the exciting challenges to follow.

The Careers Department seeks to help you begin to develop an understanding of yourself in relation to future roles and also in relation to work, training and continued education. We strive to fulfil student entitlement guidelines which state that students should have:

  • A planned and co-ordinated programme of careers education from Year 7 to Year 13, appropriate to their needs and abilities;
  • Access to impartial careers guidance;
  • Equality of opportunity;
  • Access to reliable and up-to-date resources and information;
  • Help and guidance at the transition times of 14+, 16+ and 18+
  • Direct experiences of the world of work;

The above aims are delivered in a Careers Department programme:

  • The department participates fully in Year 12 Option Choices Sessions. You will be introduced to the Careers Library and relevant resources including internet research for careers. Time is spent explaining the importance of self-awareness at times of transition and decision making and extra support may be given to help you understand the process involved.
  • During your time in the Sixth Form the Careers Teacher will invite you to attend conferences (e.g. UCAS & Oxbridge Conventions, Work Shops and University Open Days.
  • The department will assist with your Progress Files (to record curricular and extra-curricular achievement), Work Experience Week, tests required for University entry in Law and Medicine (e.g. LNAT & BMAT) and most importantly Job, Gap Year and UCAS applications.
  • Visiting speakers will be available to assist with UCAS preparation including Personal Statements, Financial Planning and Specific Subject/Job opportunities.
  • Student participation in competitions such as Young Consumer of the Year; Duke of Edinburgh‘s Award; Young Enterprise and Engineering Challenges.