Our Sixth Form pupils are all impressive young adults, much praised by the universities they attend and highly sought after by major employers as graduates.
To help them discover where their direction lies, all pupils have access to advice from our experienced Sixth Form team. The following advice is given by our Careers department:
Participation in our Mock Interview Morning- usually the penultimate Saturday in September- allows pupils to test their interview technique and receive advice from our expert volunteer interviewers. This is an event you would be foolish not to attend!
Help is given on constructing a convincing Personal Statement if pupils are applying via UCAS for a degree. Click here for our tips. For those looking at universities outside the UK, seeking employment or applying for places on competitive gap schemes after A Levels, our advice and contacts could be essential. We fully recognise the strengths and advantages of apprenticeships at 16 and 18, and offer advice on alternatives to university at 18.
We work with pupils on an individual basis according to their needs. While our expertise lies with the 11-18 age category, we actively keep in touch with former pupils, offer advice where suitable to former pupils of any age and are always delighted to receive offers of help from former pupils. Our parents too are an invaluable support network.
We talk formally to the year regularly in Life Choices: these sessions will usually cover 'The Options at 18', 'Not Going To Uni', 'The University application process' and 'Gap Years' (usually via Gapforce). Coventry University offers us excellent assistance.
After the AS exams are completed, we present formally to the year group about 'Staying Ahead' and invite experts in CV Technique and Personal Statement writing to deliver sessions.
We are able to offer an '11 Steps' booklet with plenty of ideas for staying ahead of their rivals. Not only is it a fine aide memoire but it prompts action too.
In the final week of the Summer term, all pupils have the opportunity to plan a programme to suit their future beyond Bablake.
For further information on the programme offered by the Careers department, please click here.
Bablake is a very special place, and while I look forward to what lies ahead, I will never forget some of the experiences and relationships from my time at school.