To help make the decisions there is a ‘Choices Evening’ in March, where pupils will be given course information. All pupils will have an interview with a member of the leadership team before they make their final decisions.
For general advice, pupils should speak to their form tutors, or ask Miss Kenny for a careers interview with our careers advisor, Mrs. Marrington.
Year 10 & 11
In Year 10, pupils will participate in Aspirations Week which provides insight into careers, qualifications, further education, university, enterprise and life skills.
In year 11 all students complete one week of work experience. The pupils are encouraged to find their own placements. The Sutton Education Business Partnership provides us with a safety vetting service. This is a key opportunity to explore the world of work and gain ‘CV ability’.
Year 11 is a crucial year in terms of careers decisions. For year 11 the decisions are more than just which subjects to study, it’s also how many subjects, what level and where to study. Choices evening in October introduces and explains the options available at Glenthorne. Our careers advisor is available to give impartial advice on courses outside of Glenthorne. Pupils who do not have a firm plan for Post-16, will be encouraged to attend the Sutton Careers Fair where there will be representatives present from further education colleges, apprenticeship providers and some employers. The PSHE programme focuses on employability skills, personal statements and application letters.
For general advice pupils should speak to their form tutors or their PSHE teacher. If they feel the need for specialist advice, especially if you are applying for courses outside of Glenthorne please ask Miss Kenny to arrange an interview with Mrs. Marrington, our school careers advisor.
The choices to be made in 6th form are different for everybody. For the majority there is the consideration of university. The decisions of what courses to study and where to study are the focus in year 12 along with the opportunity of university visits. In year 13 the emphasis shifts towards preparing university application (UCAS) statements and going through the application process. University is not the correct path for everybody however and time is also spent looking at apprenticeships, further education and training as well as job applications.
If you are a 6th former and you require advice on the university admissions process, you should speak to your form tutors and PSHE teachers. If you feel the need for specialist or impartial advices please ask Miss Kenny to arrange an interview with our careers advisor, Mrs. Marrington.