Lower Sixth students took a break from their timetabled lessons on Tuesday 21 June to attend Progression Day, a series of talks and workshops offering targeted advice about their next steps after College.
Students attended University or Apprenticeship talks in the morning to help them understand what they need to do over the summer to get ready to submit their applications in the upper sixth year. These talks were given by Exeter, Brighton and Portsmouth Universities and the Apprenticeship talk was by Sue Taylor from ALPs – Association of Surrey Learning Providers.
The students looked at the resources available on the UCAS Hub and were given information to help them choose the appropriate tutorial pathway for their Upper Sixth year. There were also practical workshops to help students get underway with the application process.
In the afternoon, a number of focused sessions were held, giving advice for applying to study particular subjects and working in particular industries. Alongside the subject-specific sessions there were workshops on topics including how to find an apprenticeship, applying for Oxbridge and making the most of a gap year. A range of universities, companies and alumni presented in the afternoon including the University of Law, RSM and Oyster Worldwide (Gap year organisation).
Our thanks to everyone involved and especially to the Careers team for organising the event.
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