Life after Wellingborough
Upon leaving the Sixth Form, our students can take many routes: into higher education, into apprenticeships and into work. During their time in the Sixth Form, we will ensure they make informed choices about their futures through advice from our Careers Department, talks from external speakers, visits to universities and careers and apprenticeships fairs.
If students decide university is their next step, Mr John Gray, Master i/c 6th Form Academic Progress has overall responsibility for the UCAS applications in school. Lower Sixth students are encouraged to attend University Open Days and to arrange work experience with the support of the Careers Department. Feedback forms from all students' Open Days are kept to enable others to make an informed choice as to the value of the days at individual institutions. UCAS Days are held before the summer to explain the process to students and encourage them to be proactive in creating their application. Pupils are supported by the School throughout the university application process, including on results day.
The vast majority of students choose to apply for Higher Education, for either immediate entry or following a Foundation course or a Gap Year; however, for some, this may not be their right route for them and they may opt to head straight into a career. Careers Education Guidance is promoted through the Careers Department, PSHCE, Master i/c 6th Form Academic Progress, through the Curriculum and tutorials and also through the Young Enterprise Scheme. The aim of the Careers Department is to provide up to date information, advice and support all pupils to help and encourage them to make wise and informed choices for their future careers. Sixth Formers come into the Careers Room during their study periods; they can also access the computer-aided guidance packages and internet via the School network.
In 2017, the School held its first Apprenticeship Evening, in which companies spoke to students about apprenticeship opportunities and the benefits of being an apprentice.
The School aims to cater for all the different routes students may wish to take, and, most essentially, ensure they have the necessary information they require to make the right choice for them.
University destinations and course choices of our 2017 Leavers can be viewed below: