At Waddesdon, we aim to provide the best careers advice possible to support students in planning their futures after Sixth Form.
There are three main pathways which students should consider once they complete Sixth Form:
- Higher/Further Education – University/College
- Employment with training – Apprenticeship/School Leaver Programme
- GAP year
We begin introducing students to these options in the December of Year 12 so they can begin some initial thinking and research. Sixth Form students can also attend the school’s annual Careers’ Fair in February, with representatives from universities, apprenticeship providers, Gap Year companies, and employers all present.
We then use the Extension Studies lessons in the summer term once Year 12 return from Study Leave to investigate the pathways in greater detail. We also run a Year 12 visit to the University of Reading every year so students can experience life and study at a campus university. A wide variety of external speakers are invited in to speak to students and parents at the ‘Life After Waddesdon’ Evening in the summer term of Year 12.
The Sixth Form Team, tutors and Mrs Bridges are all available to support students with their options and the application processes. One-to-one appointments can be made at any point in Sixth Form.Students’ Guide to Post 18 Options and Personal Statements Parents’ Guide to Post 18 Options
For further information, please navigate to the respective pages below:University Applications (UCAS) Apprenticeships and Traineeships Gap Years