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Careers & Future Pathways

As a sixth form, we are committed to providing our students with the best advice and guidance towards their future pathways that we can. With that in mind, we work towards the Gatsby Career Benchmarks.

Throughout their time in the Sixth Form, students are guided through a host of career and futurepathway events and activities. Dedicated careers advice is available and is complimented by university trips, visiting speakers from the Apprenticeship Service and nationally based providers, a dedicated careers library, UCAS and Apprenticeship application support, as well as regular contact with their own tutor. Students are also expected to undertake a period of work related learning experience that is linked to their future ambitions.

According to Ofsted (2016) ‘more learners than ever are achieving higher grades and going on to top universities’. This still rings true today in 2018, with students over the years leaving us to study a range of courses including medicine, law, languages, mathematics, and midwifery. Leaving students attend universities here in the East Midlands and afar, with some 30% each year attending a Russell Group university. For some of our students, the university pathway is not desired, with students often taking on Higher Apprenticeships with some of the biggest employers in the East Midlands.

Below are just some the of useful sites that students are signposted to throughout their time in the sixth form.


For information about future career profiling



For information on University Applications


For information on Higher Apprenticeships


For information Gap Years and Volunteering



Higher/Degree Apprenticeships

The Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Listing showcases thousands of vacancies from various employers. You can apply for these apprenticeships and a full time place at university at the same time. Higher and Degree apprenticeships are widening access to the professions bringing together the very best of higher and vocational education. Degree apprenticeships give you the opportunity to attain a degree or professional qualification from some of our best universities and providers whilst training in a top flight career. Tuition fees are paid for by your employer and the government and you will be learning and earning a salary from day one.

View the National Apprenticeship Service Higher and Degree Vacancy Listing


Opportunities for Access

A number of events, integrated into the school Careers Programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers. For example:



Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 12

Post-18 assembly - apprenticeships

Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options

Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options

Year 13

Workshops HE and Higher  applications






Impartial Careers Interviews


Miss Mosley will continue to work in the school in 2018/19. Please drop-in to the lunch time session on a Wednesday in the Library or talk to your form tutor about booking an interview.

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