On Wednesday 19th of September all of Year 12 cohort took part in a full careers day. First up was an inspirational talk by a local young entrepreneur, Eric Bishyka. He spoke to the students about making the most of all the opportunities presented to them and showed them all first-hand how hard work pays off. The students were introduced to UCAS website, learning how to search for university courses and delve deeper into the contents and requirements of each course. Students were also made aware of the different routes available to them after their A Levels, such as Higher Level Apprenticeships during a talk by our very own Independent Careers Guidance Councilor, Adele Fraser.
Rob Rattray, from Leeds Beckett University spoke to the students about making the most of year 12 and gave them all advice on what they should be doing now to make their applications to university stand out. We launched the EPQ with a session by Joey Akrigg from Lancaster University. The EPQ is an independent research project which the students can undertake during Year 12 & 13. Universities are encouraging more and more students to complete the EPQ as it shows they have all the skills necessary to be successful at University.
The day ended with a careers fair in the hall with over 50 exhibitors ranging from Liverpool University to the RAF. The day was a great success and the students all enjoyed the day.