Tuesday 20 June saw the coming together of the entire Lower Sixth for the second of the Careers Department’s big internal events ‘Progression Day.’
Following on the heels of ‘Get Ahead Day’ in March, (a day designed to expose students to the huge breadth of options available to them when they leave College), the focus of ‘Progression Day’ is for Lowers to create an action plan for their next steps – whether that’s university, an apprenticeship, employment, or a gap year.
The day gives Lower Sixth students the chance to:
- Choose their Upper Sixth Tutorial pathway (from 8 in total).
- Understand the application and interview processes for apprenticeships and employment. Our thanks to Suzanne Stass (Sonin) and Nidge Dias and Olubukola Olose (Lowery) for delivering some brilliant sessions on this subject.
- Hear how to write a good personal statement to support university applications. Our thanks to Natalie Sweeny and Tom Strachan (Portsmouth University), and Susie Crawley (Kent University) for delivering some excellent talks on this subject.
- Discuss their specific progression ideas with their personal tutor.
- Sign up to the UCAS hub (that gives students access to a wealth of careers-related resources)