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University preparation and careers

University preparation and careers

Guidance on the choice of Higher Education courses is given by the Head of Sixth Form, tutors and outside advisers as part of a comprehensive UCAS information programme.

Students are encouraged to consider their career prospects when choosing GCSE and A Level subjects, and a biennial Careers Convention is held at the school, allowing them to talk to a number of prospective employers from relevant industries.

Careers advice is provided through discussion with tutors, enrichment sessions including lectures from outside speakers and individual support from the Head of Sixth Form. All Sixth Form students also attend the UCAS Higher Education Conference.

In Year 13 students undertake a mock interview with an experienced external interviewer as practice for university or employment interviews, and relevant work experience placements are organised to further enhance their university applications.

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A well planned enrichment programme in the Sixth Form enables pupils to explore their options for the future and take on additional leadership opportunities, encouraging a culture of mature contribution to the school community

ISI Inspection Report 2014

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