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Careers and Work Experience

Stratford Girls’ Grammar School supports its Sixth Form students with achieving their future aspirations, whatever they may be. Our record of helping students obtain places at Oxford University and Cambridge University is strong. We provide specific advice and support for this application process, as well as support with the UCAS process and applications to any other university of interest. We also assist students with applications for work experience, apprenticeships, gap year placements and other post-18 training schemes

We never take for granted the role we play in shaping futures.  Every subject taught at SGGS is specialised, but includes wider benefits that will develop overall employability skills. All students use a range of career planning tools, accessed through Unifrog, to focus on individual goals and achievements, designed to help them become ‘life-ready’, beyond their time in education.

We do not believe that either external providers or teaching-staff solutions are enough on their own. We want to give students the flexibility to ask questions and investigate career thoughts as soon as they have them. That is why Mrs Pearson, our resident Level 7 qualified Careers Advisor/CDI Registered Career Development Professional, is always available on-site; ensuring individual career discussions can be provided at any time.

SGGS regularly hold career events, organise trips to universities and invite speakers and Alumnae to share experiences with current students through assemblies and talks, both physical and virtual. In Sixth Form talks, speakers share reassuring insight into university life, student finance tips and enterprising success stories that will inspire students preparing to write their own success story.

 

Careers in the Curriculum

The SGGS curriculum continually evolves to ensure students have the best platform for launching a successful future career. This is especially true of our Sixth Form, where career goals are discussed from the start of Year 12 and underpin the entire learning journey through to graduation. We tailor the individual Sixth Form experience to best support every unique aspiration our students have.

Students will learn about career opportunities within every curriculum subject area and understand the transferable skills that each provides. Every subject taught at SGGS is specialised, but includes wider benefits that will develop overall employability skills.

 

PSHE

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health & Economic) prepares SGGS students for real-life experiences and covers a vast range of different topics, including career planning. Taught during lessons and supported with ongoing conversations, our advice becomes less broad and more tailored to each student once they reach Sixth Form. Insight and extra learning opportunities are provided to investigate career choices, routes to specific jobs of interest, employment law, succeeding at interview, CV writing and more.

 

Key contacts

Mr Blackwall
Deputy Head and Careers Lead
email:
blackwall.j@sggs.org.uk

Mrs Pearson
Careers and Work Experience Coordinator

email: pearson.jo@sggs.org.uk

 

Additional Resources

Career information and resources are regularly shared with students on both Microsoft Teams and via e-mail. All SGGS Students are registered with Unifrog, which remains available to them until they turn 25.

Please click on the e-magazines below to access further independent careers advice and information.

  • Links to resources on current page
  • Attach Careers Programme – January 2020