University and Careers

Department Information

The members of the HE & Careers department play an integral role in preparing students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

The aim of the department is to support student choice and heighten awareness of the broad range of choices available to them. We want to make sure that all students have access to appropriate information that will enable them to make intelligent, well-informed and sensible decisions about the direction that they will take when they leave this school. Our strong focus is upon preparing students for university as approximately 98% of our students do go on to study at the top UK universities.  However, we recognise that university is not for everyone and and so we provide help and guidance on a range of alternative routes, including apprenticeships or going straight into the work of work.

Advice is available to all, but students will be encouraged to make independent choices based upon objective information. They are encouraged to make full use of the excellent facilities available on-line and in the HE & Careers Centre. 

In keeping with the School's Pastoral policy, the first point of contact in any discussion about Higher Education or Careers, should be the student's tutor and students are advised to keep their tutor informed of any research they undertake.

In addition to timetabled sessions, members of the HE & Careers team are available for informal consultation throughout the school day.