Sixth Form students are given comprehensive careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) at critical points in Years 12 and 13 in preparation for their next steps, be that university, an apprenticeship or employment. Students are well-supported through these important decisions by their personal tutor, our school-based Careers Advisor and the Sixth Form team, and have access a wealth of resources, including Unifrog – the online destinations platform, that will help them to make the right choices for a successful, productive and happy future.
Approximately 70% of our students in Year 13 progress onto university and many secure places at top Russell Group universities. Students are supported through the university application (UCAS) process by their personal tutor and the Sixth Form team to ensure their applications are strong and provide them with the best chance of securing places on their chosen courses. Each year we support a cohort of applicants aiming to secure places on the most competitive undergraduate courses in the country, such as medicine, veterinary science and those at Oxford and Cambridge. The success of our Elevate programme, which supports students applying for these courses, has seen a number progress on to study at Oxford or Cambridge in recent years, as well as those securing places to begin their careers in medicine and veterinary science.
Those students who choose to apply for an apprenticeship or employment are equally well supported and benefit from a range of opportunities to support this process, including access to guest speakers, careers talks and visits to local careers events. All students in the Sixth Form also participate in our work experience programme at the end of Year 12 enabling them to benefit from insights into the world of work.