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The emphasis for students in Year 12 and 13 is preparation for UCAS and/or the world of work. Students are given extensive help and guidance in relation to UCAS in the form of a school based conference and an external Higher Education Conference. They have access to staff who have high levels of knowledge regarding the UCAS process. An information evening for year 12 parents regarding UCAS takes place in the autumn term. Students start the UCAS apply process in the summer term. Students have the opportunity to speak to the Careers Co-ordinator in year 12 and 13 regarding their Post 18 options. Year 13 students submit their applications to UCAS and many will then prepare for and attend interviews. Advice and guidance is available for those students who do not want to find employment or apply for an apprenticeship.

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Year 12 –External visitor – Careers Advisor – Higher Education Choices – Wednesday 15th January - Hall

Sailesh Devani, a private careers advisor, is returning to deliver guidance and support to our students about higher education.

External visitor – Sarah Govett –Monday 2nd March - Hall

Dystopian fiction author and Oxford University law graduate presents to our students her writing, work and talks about her career switch.

About The Author

Sarah Govett read law at Trinity College, Oxford. After qualifying as a solicitor, she realised she was more interested in education and the communication of ideas and set up her own tutoring agency, Govett Tutors, which specialises in helping children from all backgrounds. She has also written for children’s television. She has two young children and lives in London with her TV presenter, stand-up comedian husband, Spencer Brown. Her debut novel, The Territory, is a dystopian thriller, the first in a trilogy, and has been shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2014

Set in a future Britain where unflooded land is scarce, everyone must pass an exam at 15 to stay in The Territory or be exiled to the disease-ridden Wetlands. But the system is skewed to favour the wealthy, and the narrator Noa, finds herself at a disadvantage, as well as being caught in a love triangle involving her lifelong friend Jack, and attractive new boy Raf. The Territory asks important questions about our education system such as the fairness of exams, the elevation of maths and science above more creative subjects, and the focus on regurgitation of fact rather than application of knowledge.



On January 15th an independent careers advisor, Sailesh Devani, visited the school and gave invaluable talks to year 11 and year 12 students about choosing A levels  and Higher Education courses and programs. He shared his many years’ experience with the groups and imparted vital and crucial information about careers and employability . The sessions developed students confidence in choosing appropriate study choices and courses.  It opened their eyes to life at university and/ or in industry, with an emphasis too, on soft skills. The students also learnt about the labour market and current trends.


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Choosing Higher Education Courses yr. 12 external visitor
Getting into Uni Guide
Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
Info to Students & Parents Private Placements
MWC Engineering Flyer
MWC SLO Manufcturng Apprenticeship Flyer
Parental Consent Form
Parents Pack Apprenticeship Information
Pathway Student Launch Talk Presentation
Private Placement Application Form
Target Careers Paths
Term Newsletter November