Careers & Work Experience

Careers & Higher Education 

We are committed to providing advice and information on both future careers and higher education, which best reflect our students’ abilities and aspirations. Career guidance enables students to develop the knowledge and skills required to make realistic and informed decisions about their futures and equip students for a successful transition to the next stage of education or into the world of work. We aim to enable our students to become effective planners and managers of their own careers, in a rapidly changing world of learning and work.

Careers Research

It is really important that students undertake their own careers research to understand what options are available and how they lead to different opportunities in higher education and work. There are numerous websites, which can offer a range of information in relation to careers and higher education.  Independent advice is available from a qualified Careers Adviser through one to one interviews and by using online resources including Unifrog, and information available in the school careers libraries. Please see our links section for both careers and higher education.

Work Experience and Placements

Gaining work experience and undertaking placements allows students to find out about the world of work and whether a particular industry is of interest to them. All Year 12 students will be asked to organise and undertake work experience as part of their curriculum. In addition, they are encouraged to undertake work experience and placements throughout the Sixth Form, as and when their studies allow.