Careers, university and apprenticeship preparation are an integral part of the sixth form experience at The Holt.
The preparations start on the first day in Year 12 as students establish good study systems and embark on new experiences through enrichment activities.
In Year 12, the Seminar & Tutorial programme will focus on what to consider when choosing a course and university. For students who choose to go for a level 3 or degree level apprenticeship, we also give advice on what to consider when choosing a scheme. There is dedicated time to give advice and guidance on writing UCAS personal statements and letters of applications to apprenticeship schemes.
This process continues through the autumn term of Year 13 for the students applying to university as our internal UCAS deadline is in December. For students applying for apprenticeships we support them throughout the year until they have secured a placement.
We also hold an annual interview day for both Year 12 and Year 13 students, where external visitors come in to school to run mock interviews. Our interviewers are currently working in a range of different fields and also have experience of interviewing candidates. They provide constructive feedback to students to support them completing interviews in their future careers.
Students are encouraged to talk to their personal tutors, subject teachers, the Head of Sixth Form, the Deputy Head of Sixth Form and our Careers Lead about their plans post 18.
Careers Guidance in Sixth Form