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Beyond Sixth Form: Careers Programme


We place great importance on supporting students in preparing and planning for their future careers after their time with us at Conyers Sixth Form. Throughout year 12 we will be providing general information on all post-18 options available, then through year 13 there is extensive help through the tutorial programme and within the sixth form team in guiding students through the university application procedure. There is also tailored support for those students wishing to pursue employment or apprenticeships.
Please see below the Careers Guidance Programme Conyers Sixth Form students will be experiencing over the next two years:

Trips/External Input

Y12 Focus Day
Introduction to careers, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships and Gap Years.
Y12 Focus Day

Newcastle University Visit
Y12 Optional Trip
Date TBC:

Oxford University Visit
Y13 Focus Day

Applying to Uni (for uni students)
Writing a CV (for non-uni students)
Personal statements
Y13 Focus Day
Date TBC:

Interview Techniques
Y12 and Y13 Various virtual apprenticeship fairs
Dates TBC

One on One Guidance

Tutor support:
Students have 10 minute meetings fortnightly with their tutor who are experienced Sixth Form Tutors.
UCAS support:
Each Year 13 university applicant will have their full personal statements checked by tutors and references and personal statements checked and sent by the Head of Sixth Form.
Apprenticeship and General Careers support:
All students not applying to university receive two meetings with the Assistant Head of Sixth Form to discuss and view applications within year 13.
Practice interviews are available.
One on one careers meetings with the Assistant Head of Sixth Form are also available for those students who are applying to university but would also like to pursue an apprenticeship/other options.

Work Experience

Work Experience week July (date TBC):
Students are responsible to organise a week in a working environment linked to their future career choice.
The Assistant Head of Sixth Form can aid with contacts and organising more unusual placements for those students who have had difficulty obtaining a placement.
Work Experience enrichment:
Students who are wanting to pursue a career in the healthcare sector (medicine, nursing, radiography etc) or veterinary medicine are encouraged to complete weekly enrichment at a care home/doctors surgery/pharmacy etc to gain as much experience in the healthcare sector as possible.