Sixth Form

In this section:

The individual approach continues within the Sixth Form as pupils receive guidance and support from both the school Careers Adviser and from an external adviser, from the Head of Sixth Form, Form tutors, as well as outside speakers and mentors. Advice is tailored to the needs of each pupil, with an emphasis on information-gathering, regarding potential career and course choices, and in terms of oneself, with the aim of ensuring good quality and robust career planning for the future.

This is delivered through:

  • Careers lessons & workshops
  • One-to-one careers guidance meetings with school Careers Adviser
  • Access to external Careers Adviser
  • Morrisby psychometric testing
  • Annual Careers Fair
  • UCAS Information Evening
  • UCAS Fair trip
  • Mock interviews
  • Oxbridge conference trip
  • National Careers Week activities

Web Resources

General Resources

National Careers Service 

Clear and comprehensive information, particularly useful for the Job Profiles section, covering easy-to-read outlines of over 800 different jobs. A good starting point when beginning to consider the breadth of career areas available.

I Could

Highly visual site using over 1000 video stories to examine jobs, career families and routes to qualifications. Useful for those who prefer to watch and listen to information rather than just reading.

UCAS (University & College Admissions Service)

Comparisons of courses and universities

UK Course Finder

Which? University

Whatuni.com

Making decisions about post-16 education

Russell Group Report – Informed Choices 

A report from the Russell Group universities, particularly useful for information regarding “facilitating subjects” at A-Level.

What do I need to get in to Oxford or Cambridge – Straight A*s? (Andy Gardner, 2014)

A useful article by an experience Careers professional, outlining top tips for potential applicants.

National Apprenticeship Service

Uni is not for me

Not going to Uni

Prospects

Get my first job

UCAS Career Finder

Work Experience and Volunteering

Do It 

Go Think Big

Gap Year

Venture

Global Medical Projects

Gap Medics