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The Sixth Form Team provide a range of resources and extensive guidance to our Sixth Form students in planning for their next steps when they leave Chancellor’s School. Most students choose to go on to study at university, but an increasing number opt to undertake apprenticeship, and some enter the world of work. Whichever path students choose, there is support available to them throughout the process, in order for them to build a strong application for wherever they choose to go next.

Contact:

John Whitelock (Head of Sixth Form) – whitelockj@chancellors.herts.sch.uk (01707 650702 Ext 246)

Jack Pearce (Deputy Head of Sixth Form) – pearcej@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

Some useful links:

www.unifrog.org - All students have a Unifrog account, which is a website the students should use to research, prepare and record all their activity in relation to the next steps in careers/study. It has a vast amount of information about universities, apprenticeships, careers and how to build strong applications.

UCAS and universities:

University

www.ucas.com - University research tool and applications

www.russelgroup.ac.uk - Top 24 Universities in the UK

www.gov.uk/student-finance - Student Finance information

https://www.opendays.com/ - Calendar of university open days

Apprenticeships:

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

www.amazingapprenticeships.com - Apprenticeship information and talks

Parent Guide to Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship information for parents

General:

www.allaboutcareers.com - Careers information and research tool

https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ - next steps options other than university

https://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/ - jobs for people after they leave school

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/ - general career advice and information

Work experience:

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/work-experience-and-internships

Chancellor's  School Sixth Form Futures Programme

Employment and other opportunities in Hertordshire


Year 12 Work Experience (4th to 8th July 2022)

Following the disruption caused to working practices by the pandemic, we are pleased to announce that we are giving Year 12 the opportunity to undertake work experience this year. This is a valuable opportunity for all students, but particularly important for the current Year 12 cohort, as they missed the opportunity to have a work experience placement in Year 10. It is the student’s responsibility to find a suitable placement for themselves for the week of 4th July 2022, which will be beneficial in helping the student with their future career options.

All students are excepted to undertake work experience. Further guidance and support will be provided in school, but students are also invited to contact their Futures Mentor or any member of the Sixth Form Team for advice and guidance.

You can find a template of a letter (see the link below) that could be used to approach a business or a place of work. There is also a link below with some guidance about how to go about getting the most out of work experience.

When you have secured a work experience placement, you must inform your Form Tutor and your Futures Mentor and fill in the short form at the link below.

CLICK HERE to submit details of your confirmed work experience placement

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/work-experience-and-internships

Work experience template letter/email

How to find work experience

Writing a CV