HIGHER & CAREERS EDUCATION
The school is a member of the Independent Schools Careers Organisation (ISCO) and their specialist support is available to students and parents in conjunction with day-to-day support from the school careers coordinator.
This is coordinated by the Head and Assistant Head of Sixth Form and involves visits to a Higher Education Conference, university and college open days and occasionally a gap year fair. The main emphasis is on Higher Education and supporting students with their Higher Education applications. Tutors use their close relationships with students to advise them on suitable course and career options.
Students in Years 12 and 13 take part in the ‘Inside Knowledge’ programme (biannually) where students select a few careers of interest (such as law or business management) and attend a workshop delivered by someone who has worked in this area.
Year 12 students also attend a Higher Education day in the summer term to find out about the university applications process (UCAS) and all have individual meetings with ISCO careers representatives to discuss course ideas and how these relate to career aspirations. As part of this, students are encouraged to set up their own work experience during the holidays, with tutors and teachers available to give advice.