Careers & University Guidance
Based at the heart of the Sixth Form Centre, our Careers & University Guidance Team provides all the information, support and guidance you need to make the right decision about your future academic or career journey. We think that it is essential that you have the chance to explore and recognise your skills and potential, and to understand what makes you feel fulfilled. You have access to bespoke one-to-one guidance with a dedicated counsellor to help you decide which course and higher education establishment best fits you, including understanding different countries application systems such as UCAS, Common App, OUAC and many more. Guidance on preparing your personal statement, college essays, mock interviews, and moral and practical support on results day is always on hand!
Although most of our students go on to higher education, if this is not for you or if you wish to take a Gap Year, we have a vast amount of information and many resources to help you plan your next steps. Our Careers Education Programme is delivered primarily through the Senior School PSHCE and Life Skills curriculum. Starting as early Year 7, students are provided with opportunities to explore the world of work and to meet professionals from many different industries and careers. In Year 10, students undertake work experience, and can undergo a variety of psychometric and aptitude tests to help clarify skill sets and interests.
As well as regularly hosting a world wide range of university representatives who will be keen to meet you, throughout the year we also welcome fascinating speakers from all walks of life who we hope will enrich your understanding of life beyond education. Our dedicated counsellors go in search of new and interesting degrees and scholarship opportunities and in the summer of Year 12, we offer a UK Universities Tour.