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Careers Programme: Sixth Form

The FACE programme (Focus and Action on Careers and Employment) is taught as part of General Studies in the Sixth Form. This includes developing employability skills, writing personal statements, UCAS applications, alternative routes to University and preparation for work experience. The students also receive extensive interview preparation which leads up to our FACE the Future interview day in the summer term. Some of the FACE programme is taught by form tutors, however we also have a wealth of external visitors including alumnae, employers and university lecturers. The careers coordinator works closely with the sixth from team to ensure that all of our students are well equipped for their transition into further education and beyond.

Year 12 - "Thinking ahead to 18+"

  • Students are informed of all their different options including higher education, jobs, gap years and apprenticeships.
  • Students hear about choosing a course and university.
  • Students have the opportunity to hear specifically about making an Oxbridge application.
  • Students are given advice on writing personal statements, with emphasis on UCAS, apprenticeship and job applications.
  • Students will revisit interview skills, and how to prepare for an interview.
  • Students will take part in mock interviews with employers.
  • Students will hear about study skills.
  • Students will hear about employability skills.
  • Students are encouraged to take part in work experience, developing their employability skills, and also their skills in searching for roles and approaching and communicating with employers.
  • Students are encouraged to attend university open days, and careers talks and fairs.
  • Students have optional access to an independent and impartial adviser via drop in sessions, or form tutor referral.
  • Students are encouraged to use careers resources available, and are informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
  • Students are given the opportunity to take the Morrisby test to help identify potential career pathways (students opt-in, and charge applies).

Year 13 - "Thinking ahead to 18+"

  • Students are reminded of all the different options available to them, including higher education, jobs, gap years, and apprenticeships. Support is given for any of these options.
  • Students are given targeted support with UCAS or apprenticeship applications.
  • Students will hear about student finance and budgeting.
  • Students will hear about transition to university life.
  • Students are encouraged to attend university open days, and careers talks and fairs.
  • Students have optional access to an independent and impartial adviser via drop in sessions, or form tutor referral.
  • Students are encouraged to use careers resources available, and are informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.