Careers Guidance Years 12-13

sixth form careers guidance


Throughout a student's Sixth Form career, there is a dedicated focus to careers and university information and guidance delivered through sessions in Sixth Form Studies, Enrichment and activities and discussion in tutor time.

As well as hosting careers speakers in Sixth Form Studies, we run workshops and group activities on employability and presentation skills, giving students an insight into which skills they need to develop in order to pursue the next step.  We look at how to write eloquently to provide employers and universities with a best first impression.  There is also extensive guidance on choosing a university, looking at open days, student finance and money management from representatives from Birmingham , Coventry and Oxford Brookes Universities.  We run several sessions on filling in UCAS forms and writing personal statement.  This process begins in Year 12 and carries on through Terms 1 and 2 of Year 13.

Students applying to Oxford or Cambridge university or courses in Medicine, Veterinary Science or Dentistry also receive dedicated support at the end of Year 12.  In parallel to this, Adviza run sessions for students seeking employment at the end of their time in Sixth Form.  To complement all of this, students are also encouraged to complete an employability skills audit to enable them to hone their skills during their time in Sixth Form.

An example of the careers advice that we give every year is as follow:


Studying Abroad


The Benefits of University or

Applying to Cambridge – Cambridge University Speaker


How to Prepare for Open Days and Introduction to  Student Finance – University of East Anglia speaker

or World of Work – The 21st Century Job Market


How to Choose Your University –University of Gloucester speaker

or  World of Work – Abilities and Personality Types


How to Write Your Personal Statement – University of East Anglia speaker

or Oxbridge course

or World of Work  - Your CV


Birmingham UCAS Convention Visit to Aston University

or Oxbridge course

or World of Work – Interview Techniques


Practical - Personal Statement Writing (Sixth Form Studies)

or Oxbridge course - How to Apply, (other university applicants will receive this training in September)

Or World of Work – UKC Employability Skills Programme


 Oxbridge Course


Life in Year 13 and the University Experience - talk by two former students

Or Oxbridge Course


Parents are invited to two Information Evenings:

Parent/Carer Information Higher Education Exchange Evening which provides parents with information about the process of applying to University at Wood Green.

Consortium Higher Education Evening has a speaker from the University of Birmingham who will be speaking about the UCAS process overall and this provides parents with an invaluable chance to hear about the process from the University's perspective. 


Careers opportunities

Are you in Year 12 or 13? Are you interested in becoming a lawyer?

BOOK NOW for a free place at the Becoming a Barrister day on 5th April at the Inner Temple.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

This one day event is a unique opportunity to learn more about Becoming a barrister directly from practising barristers and judges.

The event starts at 11.45 and will end at 15.45. It will be held at the Inner Temple (EC4Y 7HL), one of the four Inns of Court you have to join to become a barrister.

The day will include a range of talks, panel sessions and workshops led by practising barristers and judges.  Lunch will be included and the event is free.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.  You have until the end of Monday 27th March to apply.

UCAS Experience days for students in years 10-12 

Taking place at the Medical Society of London - these experience days will teach students all about careers in medicine from the basics to personal statement advice, interview tips and all led by UK doctors who sit on medical school admissions panels. More information available by visiting:

UK Hospital Work Experience

The only opportunity anywhere for students aged 16+ to shadow doctors in UK hospitals together with a group of students from all over the world. Sessions take place during February Half Term and all throughout Summer 2017. More information available by visiting:

Hospital Work Experience Abroad

For the more adventurous, hospital work experience in India or Thailand for students aged 16+ where students can shadow doctors and live with our student groups from all over the word, fully supported by our extensive staff teams. More information available by visiting:

Advice Service 

Students considering healthcare careers often have many questions about their chosen career path. As our office is full of medical students, doctors and admissions experts, we're more than happy to answer any questions students may have - simply email

Careers in Aviation

Airline Pilot Training 2016 with Kura - for more information visit