Progression

Whatever path you choose you will be offered advice and guidance to help you plan for your future. Whilst the majority of our students progress into Higher Education, increasingly more students are taking alternative routes into employment. You will be encouraged to explore all options and take responsibility for your decisions.

You will be supported throughout by a team of experienced staff. These include:

  • Sixth Form Tutors – fully conversant with subject and curriculum options and all aspects of UCAS
  • Two full time Student Support Managers offering on-going support on all aspects of Sixth Form life
  • A full time qualified Student Adviser who can advise on all aspects of progression and careers
  • An independent external careers advisor
  • Access to UNIFROG website. This is an award winning platform which helps students to make intelligent choices about their future while allowing teachers to track their progress

Any member of our team is available to meet with students and parents/carers to discuss options at any stage.

The expertise available ensures students receive a full support package. Students can request individual appointments at any time and benefit from a range of activities to support progression. These include:

  • Progression Events – a comprehensive programme of activities, designed to prepare students for higher education, employment or apprenticeships
  • Sixth Form Work Experience – all Year 12 students will be offered a placement during the Summer term
  • Guest Speakers from a variety of employment sectors and HE institutions
  • Visits to Universities
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Package talks from leading professionals
  • A Higher Education and Finance Information Evening

Progression map

Year 12
Term 1 – Autumn Term 2 – Spring Term 3 – Summer
  • Introduction to the Packages
  • Group guidance sessions
  • Employer talks by package
  • University visits
  • Introduction to Oxbridge
  • Volunteering and Enrichment activities
  • Careers evening
  • Higher Education
  • Information Evening
  • Introduction to HE research materials
  • Individual appointments
    exploring HE and employment
  • Package talks and Enrichment
    activities continue
  • Attend university open days
  • Further University visits with school
  • Progression Days
  • IBM Big Interview Day
  • Work Experience
Year 13
Term 1 – Autumn Term 2 – Spring Term 3 – Summer
  • UCAS applications and support
    with personal statements
  • Individual appointments
    exploring HE and employment
  • Oxbridge and Medicine
    interview conference
  • Oxbridge and Medicine
    interview weekend
  • Careers Evening
  • Apprenticeship and alternatives
    to university support programme
  • CV Workshop
  • Student Finance Evening
  • Post results day support including clearing and employment advice