The role of the sixth form is primarily to ensure that students leave at the end of year 13 ready for the world of higher education, employment or training. Careers and next steps guidance is central to students’ study programmes. Careers support for students in the sixth form therefore aims to provide students with the skills and understanding that they will need for their next steps.
The careers programme in the sixth form will include the following:
Individual careers interviews and guidance
University open days and fairs
Apprenticeship support and guidance
A focused UCAS support programme
Tailored support for Oxbridge, Medicine, Veterinary and Law applicants, including preparation for BMAT exams (http://www.admissionstestingservice.org/for-test-takers/bmat/about-bmat/)
University master classes
Specific careers fairs, for example focusing on STEM careers
Careers breakfasts – morning sessions with professionals from a range of career backgrounds
Purposeful, substantial, and challenging work experience that is relevant to the individual student’s study programme and career aspirations
Robust mock interviews to prepare students for future formal interviews
This is not an exhaustive list; all students will be supported individually, according to their specific requirements.