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Activity and Open Day, Saturday 5th October 2019

To register, please click on the link below.  If you have any queries, please email [email protected] or call 01598 760178.

CAREERS AND ENRICHMENT

At West Buckland, our job is to make sure all our students have the best possible chance for a fulfilling and successful future and to equip them with all the tools to do this.

Future Guidance

Taking the Right Path

Whether students are going to university or taking the path of apprenticeships or other routes into work, our carefully planned careers programme aims to do just this, allowing them to review, plan and manage their learning and progression to the next stage and beyond.

This is done in a number of ways…

HOW WE WORK

Real life contacts with the world of work and higher education, including workplace visits, work experience, visiting speakers and trips to open days

Inspirational role models, including alumni, from the careers to which they aspire through the weekly careers lunch programme

Independent and face to face careers advice and guidance

Promoting a range of career choices in a variety of areas including STEM, languages, social sciences, arts and humanities, and the armed forces

Developing basic career management skills like CV writing and interview skills

Using web-based information including the National Careers Service, UCAS, Plotr and Passportfolio

 

LAYING THE OPTIONS OPEN

University Entrance: We support Sixth Form students’ career choices by providing information on such topics as writing personal statements, completing UCAS forms, student finance and the confirmation/clearing process.  We help students to attend Open Days and other information forums so that they make informed choices with confidence.

Other Options: In addition, students are informed about the broader range of options, including apprenticeships, gap years and studying abroad.

Work Experience:  when students are unable to arrange their own work experience, the school will use its own contacts, often through our alumni or local employers so that students can benefit from the advantages it offers.

ENRICHMENT - OUR WORLD

Our students will be entering an ever-changing world after school and so a key aspect of Sixth Form life at West Buckland is our enrichment programme.  Students can broaden their experiences and skills through activities outside the classroom, whether this is in the areas of sport, art, music, drama or voluntary service.

This is not only important for personal development but contributes greatly to university applications.

A detailed and wide-ranging Enrichment programme in the Sixth Form aims to support the students’ career choices further by offering information on such topics as writing personal statements, completing UCAS forms, student finance, life at university and confirmation/clearing process.

However, enrichment goes beyond further education paths, it aims to enlighten students, broaden their interests, give them a vision beyond the boundaries of education and to appreciate the opportunities available to them.