Year 12 UCAS and Futures Day a fantastic success
Eventually we have returned to a feeling of normality in year 12 with a whole year group event.
Our university and careers day, run and organised by the sixth form team, launched our university application process and apprenticeship and careers process for this year group who are soon to enter their final year in full time school education.
There was something for everyone – students worked with form tutors, discussing how to choose university courses, entry requirements and explored other aspects of student life. Our Oxbridge tutor met with some of our candidates on how to enhance a top universities application. Our proportion of students applying and gaining offers from top universities is growing annually.
Our apprenticeship and non-uni applicants experienced a day of bespoke application and interview practice – our thanks go to Business and Economics teacher, Mr Batsford, who, along with Mrs Smith and Mrs Barden, ran a careers workshop, writing CVs and covering letters as well as giving interview practice. Mr Batsford used his pre-teaching days experience in industry to give practice interviews.
We are very grateful to the Queen Victoria Hospital for coming in and delivering an excellent session on careers in the health and social care sector. Alison Platt, from QVH’s education department and a trained and qualified nurse, a radiographer, Jo Davis, and a speech and language therapist, Sam Hunter, talked through their career paths with students interested in HSC professions. Al Carter from Chailey Heritage gave us an inspirational talk on the valuable work done at this exceptional institutio, as well as giving students opportunities for potential work experience.
The day was made possible by the dedication of the sixth form team and the enthusiasm of our students. Thank you to all involved in the day. We will be running a follow up session on 12th July when students have the results of their year 12 progression exams.