Careers – 6th Form

Sited in the Careers Pod at Blandford Street we deliver a comprehensive careers education, information, guidance and advice programme with a strong focus on INDIVIDUAL strengths, AMBITIONS, INTERESTS and SKILLS.


Year 12

1:1 Interviews – All students are offered a 45 minute meeting with our Independent Careers Adviser with notes to follow and an agreed ACTION PLAN.

Employability skills – Group sessions covering CV, Personal Statements, Presentation, and Interview techniques.

Opportunities List – A weekly listing of ideas and opportunities for ENRICHMENT and CAREER EXPLORATION:  Insight Events, Workshops, Degree Apprenticeships & School Leaver Programmes, Summer Schools, Work Experience, Post 18 and Higher Education, University Insight & Taster Days and Parent Information. The latest Opportunities are also shown in the weekly School Bulletin.

Gap Years – Invited speakers talk about ideas and opportunities to build a worthwhile and constructive gap year experience.

Careers Fair – Our annual event with over 50 invited companies and organisations.

Work experience – Students are encouraged and supported to find and secure their own placements for the end of Summer term.

University visits – All students are invited on a visit to a university.

Special interest groups – Students with identified interests or strengths are guided through application preparation such as Medicine, Dentistry, Oxbridge, and School Leaver Programmes and Degree Apprenticeships.


Year 13

We continue on from the preparation in Year 12 and focus on post 18 plans which may include University, a Degree Apprenticeship, a School Leaver Programme, Gap Year etc.

Drop in advice sessions – Students are welcome to drop in to ask questions, seek advice or get help with applications.

Interview skills – Students are prepared for university or school leaver programme interviews with specialists.

University Applications – Students are guided and assisted through the UCAS selection and application process.

Degree Apprenticeship Applications – Students are guided and assisted through the application processes.

Art, Drama and Dance Applications – Students are guided and assisted through the selection and application process.

Opportunities List – A weekly listing of ideas and opportunities for ENRICHMENT and CAREER EXPLORATION:  Insight Events, Workshops, Degree Apprenticeships & School Leaver Programmes, Summer Schools, Work Experience, Post 18 and Higher Education, University Insight & Taster Days and Parent Information. The latest Opportunities are also shown in the weekly School Bulletin.

Careers Fair – Our annual careers fair with over 50 invited companies and organisations.