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Careers Guidance

SM6 offers its students personal and specialist advice on future career and study options, ensuring they are equipped to progress, succeed and increase the chance of employability at the end of their studies.

Key Stage 5 - Careers information, advice and guidance

A wide range of support is available for students.

For those applying to university
  • Year 12 & 13 students are encouraged to visit university open days, master-classes, taster courses and summer schools at a variety of universities, to develop their application profile.
  • The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) helps develop invaluable research and independent learning skills which are central to higher education.
  • There is a dedicated team to support students with the UCAS process. Each student will have support tailored to their application from a subject advisor, their form tutor and the Sixth Form team.
  • Interview preparation, practice and workshops are offered by the Sixth Form Team and Careers Team
  • There is preparation for and support with aptitude and pre-admissions test.
  • The pastoral curriculum for Years 12-13 includes lessons on life at university, including on finances.
  • Charity fundraising and enterprise activities are encouraged that develop student’s entrepreneurial skills.
  • Sixth Form students are encouraged to undertake volunteering and work experience to support their university applications.
  • A range of opportunities are advertised throughout the academic year, as appropriate to specific students.

For those applying for apprenticeships/employment

  • Careers interviews to discuss opportunities and job searches
  • Workshops on CV writing and completing application forms
  • The opportunity to attend apprenticeship fairs
  • Interview practice sessions

Careers events

A range of events are offered to SM6 students which include:

  • Work experience Y12 & 13
  • Y12 & 13 MHSCA enrichment programme
  • UCAS information events and Student Finance presentations

SM6 Students

We are very proud to offer our students outstanding care in all areas including academically. We have 5 Graduate Interns whose roles are to ensure that all of our students are fully supported both academically and pastorally.

Our most academic students will automatically be assigned a Grad Intern but all students can benefit from their expertise. Our students can refer themselves for help or our outstanding teaching staff will refer their students for help in areas such as academic writing, help with UCAS references to Russell Group universities, organisational skills and coping with workload.

Careers adviser:
Mrs V Connell
Tel: 01482 851136