We have active links with universities and local businesses to ensure that students achieve their career aspirations and are ready for the next stage – whether it be university or work.
Our Progression Manager helps support students get to that next stage. We arrange visits to universities, careers fairs and local employers and students can arrange work experience opportunities during non-contact time. Some students can complete internships in the summer between Years 12 and 13.
Students are encouraged to take responsibility at every stage and grow into independent and self confident adults. Students regularly get involved with mentoring or coaching younger students. Every year students have the opportunity to apply to become part of the Student Leadership Team. The team is led by Sixth form students in the roles of Head Girl, Head Boy, Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy. Their role is to organise and run House events and charity projects, be a spokesperson for their peers and represent the Sixth Form at key events such as Open Evening.
Students are often inspired by visits from noted authors and artists, key industry figures, and even the odd famous face. There are opportunities for students to experience different cultures on school trips and Year 12 students attend the Roadster experience with free driving lessons and road safety awareness. In addition, Wednesday afternoons are enrichment time, with students able to choose options such as yoga, Arts award, Young Enterprise, team sports, cooking or learning a foreign language.