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GO Fly Careers Programme

The Careers Room is always open and offers a comprehensive collection of up-to- date resources to suit all interests and needs. Our Head of Careers, Mrs Gower, is available to discuss options and offer advice most lunch times.

As a Croydon High student, you are automatically members of ISCO (The Independent Schools‘ Careers Organisation) and The GDST Alumnae Network. ISCO offer a range of attractive Careers Taster Courses while a representative from the GDST offers a careers directory training session specifically for our sixth formers.

Girls are actively encouraged to organise their own experiences of work during Sixth Form holidays and many access the Croydon High employer database to set this up.

The Sixth Form have access to ICT-based support including Higher Ideas and Key Clips Software and Centigrade. These are all designed to help choose degree courses and plan future careers.

Brief Outline of Programme of Study and Support in Sixth Form

Year 12

A higher education evening takes place early in year 12 and includes advice from a university admissions tutor and workshops for those considering studying medicine or applying to Oxford or Cambridge, for which particular requirements apply. Girls are encouraged to attend careers fairs, talks, lectures and Open Days as they arise.

There are training sessions on preparing applications.

PSHE/C includes such topics as introduction to resources on higher education and careers, presenting well at interview, writing personal statements for UCAS forms and taking a gap year.

A Career Start programme provided through the GDST Alumnae Network encourages the development of leadership skills. Plenty of practise with UCAS presentations and in writing personal statements helps prepare students for UCAS applications in year 13.

Year 13

Continuing advice on UCAS applications is offered and more focused interview preparation and practice interviews are arranged.

There is a UEA visit to discuss student finance and budgeting.

Sustained individual support and advice is always available as offers arrive and decisions are made.

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