– CIAG Program (Hitting Benchmarks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Students enter Year 13 with a further dedicated programme to the application process for university and apprenticeships. We offer comprehensive advice at every stage of the application with external visits from student Ambassadors at Worcester University who present on all aspects of university life, from finance and budgeting, university interviews and the social scene. Students are given 1:1 support with their UCAS applications and links to industry if they are considering an apprenticeship. We offer bespoke workshops with university and apprenticeship professionals on business sectors that students are contemplating to help give them as much independent guidance as we can. We advise students to attend as many university open days during the summer and the beginning of the Autumn Term. Oxbridge students are given a dedicated member of staff to assist with their application process and entrance exams. Parents are invited to meetings on student finance so they become part of the guidance process.
Cameron – “I found it really useful when the Digital Marketing expert visited and spoke to a small group of us who are interested in Digital Marketing Apprenticeships. He explained the levels and routes in and when we need to apply. He also explained the different elements involved in it and what companies will be looking for in an apprentice in that field. I am looking forward to being able to visit a company on work placement so to get a real feel for this industry. It has given me the option of an apprenticeship as well as applying to study it at university”
Hollie – “Hearing the Principal Lecturer from Worcester University discuss studying psychology at university and the different careers you can go into has helped me make my mind up to study psychology at university. I was undecided which route to go sport or psychology but she was able to answer my questions and sold it to me that psychology is the right choice for me!”
Summer term sees students partaking in Geek Week, where teachers explore work related applications for their subjects that is not related to the curriculum for example:
- English – Journalism
- Drama – Sales/Events
- PE – Sports therapy/massage
- Maths – Accounting
- Business Studies – Practical Issues of running a business
Teachers share their knowledge, outsource guest speakers or organise trips to back up their topic which allows students the opportunity to gain further encounters with employers and career choices.