Pupils are very well prepared for future choices through comprehensive, impartial careers and university entrance advice, including from visiting speakers.
ISI Inspection Report 2016
Preparation for university and life beyond is a key part of the Sixth Form programme and we gradually build independence and confidence throughout the two years. We help to identify and inform future career choices through events and seminars and our pupils are given personalised support when selecting a university course and preparing their application.
Those wishing to apply to Oxford or Cambridge are given full support from an early stage in their Sixth Form career and a co-ordinated programme, involving a great deal of guidance from the relevant department and external experts, advises them throughout the process.
The careers programme includes events at Lichfield Cathedral School attended by representatives from a broad range of careers, as well as a series of interactive careers workshops delivered by employers. The School promotes a programme of work experience and careers courses, while there is specific advice on university course selection and UCAS application from a combination of outside speakers and our own specialist staff. Specific support and advice are given to those pupils considering other routes to university courses and those intending to apply for Oxbridge, medicine or law are also given specific guidance and support throughout the Sixth Form.
All pupils are taken for an exploratory trip to a university and attend the Higher Education Conference in Birmingham.