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University, Apprenticeship and Careers Support

Support and guidance around post-18 choices forms a critical part of the work we do with our Sixth Form students. From the very beginning of Year 12 we engage students in research based activities that help them think deeply about their aspirations and strengths. Students at TKA Sixth Form benefit from all of the following in relation to careers and Higher Education support:

  • 1:1 Careers Guidance Meetings in Y12 with a qualified careers adviser

  • Work Experience week for Year 12 in the summer term

  • Whole cohort trip to UCAS and Apprenticeship Fair

  • Talk from the National Apprenticeship Service

  • Unifrog logins and tutor time curriculum to support research into careers, apprenticeships and higher education

  • Regular posts on Careers Google Classroom signposting taster sessions, work experience opportunities, University led programmes, as well as optional opportunities to engage in encounters with providers of vocational training

  • Bespoke talks on specific areas of interest e.g. Medicine, Oxbridge

  • Mock interview partnerships with Kingston Grammar School and Ibstock Place (Oxbridge and Medicine)

  • ‘Futures’ partnerships with Kingston Grammar School e.g. collaborative careers events, talks and trips

  • Career trips including: ‘Make Me a Medic’ Ibstock Place, The Engineering and Design Institute, Unlocked marketing programme

  • Careers speaker series e.g. Pwc, Deloitte, Penguin Publishers, local Medics

  • 1:1 Application support for UCAS applications via tutor programme and Sixth Form team

  • Curriculum lead careers initiatives e.g. Brain Day with Guy Sutton (Psychology & Biology), visiting lecturers in Chemistry and Spanish from Kingston University