We prepare our Sixth Form students to go on to higher education, degree apprenticeships, apprenticeships, or skilled employment and enable them to make a significant contribution to society.
The school has been recognised for its comprehensive careers programme and will be supporting other schools through its role as Lead School for the Bucks Careers Hub.
We work closely with many volunteers from a range of sectors to ensure that students are up to date with industry requirements and recruitment practices.
We support our Sixth Form students by providing a full careers programme to develop their skills and attributes so that they can get ahead in the workplace. Some of the main activities include:
Year 12 Careers Day
where students take part in mock Skype interviews and a one-to- one CV building workshop with business volunteer support. A psychometric, verbal and numerical testing workshop and a multi-national graduate group assessment activity.
Our Careers and Higher Education Fair
with over 70 exhibitors from business, universities and apprenticeships.
Students are enabled to identify their skills, values and attributes using START profile software which suggests appropriate careers to investigate and provides up to date labour market information.
Sixth Formers are encouraged to visit at least two universities during their time in the Sixth Form.
Students receive at least one careers guidance session with Adviza or the National Careers Service whilst in Sixth Form students have access to a Learning Mentor who can assist with their career research and decisions.
Our Year 12 University and Apprenticeship Evening provides invaluable information about students’ next steps.
Year 12 students take at least one week’s work experience during the spring term.
Each subject organises industry representatives’ visits to link the curriculum and the world of work.
We provide extensive UCAS support for those students wishing to attend university.