Year 13 – University, Apprenticeships, Employment?
Young people have more choices when they leave school these days and at TWBS our aim is to help our boys make informed choices by giving them information, guidance and support at this crucial time in their lives. In year 13 students are supported through the university application process. This can be quite daunting and we are fortunate to have members of staff within sixth form with a wealth of knowledge and they help the boys navigate their way through the process. From selecting the right university and their course, through to writing personal statements – staff at TWBS support all pupils considering the Higher Education route. For some of our boys we recognise that going to university might not be the right path for them and we work with these boys to help them identify their next steps. Apprenticeships are a fantastic next step and we have visits from large corporates, such as IBM, who speak to our boys about the apprenticeship route. In addition we take students to the Berkshire Apprenticeship Fair where they have the opportunity to meet with employers who are offering apprenticeships in a wide range of industries. The Heathrow Jobs Fair is another event our boys attend and this provides those boys looking to gain employment at the end of year 13 with some useful contacts and potential job opportunities. Throughout the year there are a number of important dates and we keep boys informed of the following: Careers Fairs, University Open Days, UCAS Applications and Deadlines.
The Windsor Boys’ School CAREERS Curriculum Map - Sixth Form
All students attend UCAS Careers, Apprenticeships and Higher Education Fair; Careers, Apprenticeships and Higher Education Fair, Ascot Racecourse; Royal Holloway visit re. student finance
Virtual work experience - REED
Work Experience Placements (Summer Term) – Unifrog placement tool used to log and track each placement; UCAS work; Apprenticeship Awareness Event; Future Pathways and Labour Market Information event; Degree and Degree Apprenticeship presentation; Gap Year event; Employment Fair (Bracknell); Apprenticeship taster visits
Careers and Apprenticeships Fair, Ascot; UCAS support and guidance; Unifrog used to support careers guidance and Higher Education options; TVLKP, LEP and Eton College careers talks; Personalised careers support and guidance with Ms Ingels (Careers Advisor and TWBS Careers co-ordinator)
Degree Apprenticeships/Alternative post-KS5 Pathways workshop/presentations; Speakers for School talks and presentations
Careers interview drop ins
Apprenticeship Awareness Event; Parents Information Evenings – UCAS, Apprenticeships; weekly newsletter updates; Unifrog login and information; Options Evening; Now You’re In Evenings; Detailed Careers Bulletins (including local apprenticeship and employment opportunities and information about webinars/talks/careers fairs)