Portal Login
Menu

Careers guidance and post-18 options

As part of our package of independent advice and guidance, all Sixth Form students are offered the chance to have an individual interview with a careers advisor from the Connexions careers service. These can take place at any point in the year, but we recommend getting it in early, so that there is plenty of time to act on the advice before getting into the swing of applications for university, apprenticeships or employment. Students should see a member of the sixth form staff to arrange an interview.

Throughout their time in the Sixth Form, students will regularly use the subscription site Unifrog to explore their post-18 options. This site offers information about a very wide range of career areas and routes of entry into them, as well as activities to match students’ interests, personality and academic curriculum to possible career areas.

Our weekly Lower Sixth Workshops often involve guest speakers to bring students greater awareness of the full range of their post-18 options, and this is complemented by a “Get Work-Ready” day that is held for students in the Lower Sixth each year.

All students receive targeted support in preparing a strong CV, with advice and guidance given about covering emails, aptitude tests and interview technique. When they are invited to interview for applications to university, apprenticeship or employment, students will always be given a mock interview within college.

In the Sixth Form study area, we hold a good range of print resources which are available to borrow, with advice about routes into specific careers and the post-18 alternatives to university.

A set of short presentations have been recorded to provide students and parents with extra support in their post-18 decisions, and these can be accessed via the links below.

Applying to University

Applying to university - an introduction

How to research and choose courses

Using UCAS to research courses

Using Unifrog to research courses

What goes in to your UCAS application?

Alternatives to University

Alternatives to university - an introduction

Gap years

Art Foundation courses

Apprenticeships

Employment

Using Unifrog for non-university plans