Careers in the Sixth Form
Careers education continues in the DGSB Sixth Form, with students being supported in whichever steps they wish to take next after they have completed their A-Levels.
All students in year 12 have a careers interview which takes place with an independent career’s advisor. This allows all students to ask any questions they have about a career area they are interested in as well as getting support in which routes they could take towards gaining the required qualifications. The interviews are all one-to-one, ensuring that students receive bespoke guidance that will best support them in their future decisions.
Careers activities take place during timetabled Enrichment sessions, with students in Year 12 taking part in supportive career sessions focused on the key employability skills, such as interview types and techniques and writing perfect cover letters and CVs. These are expanded in Year 13 to support students in completing university applications and writing personal statements to promote themselves, to either a potential university or employer.
In March we have our DGSB Futures Week, which consists of visits from future education providers, experts from the world of industry sharing their experiences, workshops for students focusing on both employability skills and the relevant next steps they will be taking, and trips to workplaces and universities to help all students make an informed decision as to which career path they would like to follow.
All students in the DGSB Sixth Form are supported by their form tutors in whichever path they would like to follow, from the completion of application forms to guidance in writing application statements.