Year 12 - Post 18 Options and UCAS Day and Alumni event
On July 7th, all Year 12 were off timetable for the day to focus on preparing for their post-18 applications.
The day was dedicated to getting our KS5 students ready to make the best possible post-18 choices, how to do effective research and how to put in an excellent application that will be considered favourably for even the most competitive courses and universities.
We are proud that our students are aspirational; they have committed to their KS5 courses and Enrichment in Year 12 and now this is the start of the next phase in their education where we are confident that they will excel!
In the afternoon session, we ran special interest workshops to help our students gain a better understanding of career routes and opportunities. These included presentations by university graduates - including from Oxford, Cambridge, QMUL, UCL, Imperial, Bath and LSE. Some are now working in computer science in the fintec industry ; there were Law graduates and professionals working in legal positions for top companies like Deloitte; top research scientists, working in groundbreaking fields of neuroscience and MRI imaging; trainee doctors sharing their experience of working within the NHS and Engineers working in a number of top construction firms; graduates in Economics and History now working in government roles. Students also had a chance to explore non-university routes, how to create a portfolio and gain valuable experience…..and most impressive of all, ALL of the contributors were our alumni students, showcasing their talents and achievements. These excellent role models to our VI Formers demonstrated that success can look just like them!