Higher Education & Careers

HIGHER EDUCATION

It is important that students should be looking to the future and considering the opportunities that are available. The Careers Room offers a valuable resource area for information on Careers and Higher Education. We also offer a number of opportunities designed to focus attention on future studies and careers, including visits from University Admissions Tutors, and Open Day visits to select Universities.

2014 UCAS Guide for Parents  

2014 University Open Days 

 

The Careers Department organises visiting speakers from a wide range of disciplines in the delivery of Careers and PSHCE education. These include, amongst others, magistrates, lawyers, charity workers, Higher Education advisors, industry professionals and the Armed Forces Careers Liaison Officers.  There is a biennial Careers Fair in the summer term where boys and their parents from Y9 upwards can get first hand information on Higher Education, Careers and gap year opportunities.

Work Experience Details - Updated 2013 

Preparation for Careers/Higher Education

Year 10

  • Opportunities at 16+ and 18+
  • Research into individual careers
  • Work experience
  • Trends and changes in the world of work
  • What makes an entrepreneur
  • Study skills

Year 11

  • Why choose Higher Education
  • Choosing what to study / where to study
  • How to research degree courses and universities
  • How to use ucas.com and other HE websites
  • Taking a gap year
  • Sponsorship and student finance
  • CV and Interviews

Y11- Y13 Calendar for Careers and Higher Education

Year 11
December GCSE Mocks
January Choices for AS level
February Choice of enrichment subject
March Work experience presentation
April
May GCSE Exams
June GCSE Exams
July Into the Sixth Organise own work experience
August GCSE Results AS choices confirmed
Year 12
September Medics join Medsoc
October Work experience reports handed in
November
December
January AS mock exams Oxbridge sign up
February HE Fair
March Oxbridge Fair
April HE evening for boys & parents
May AS exams
June AS exams University visits
July HE morning - UCAS Apply University visits
August AS results
Year 13
September Oxbridge/Medics UCAS deadline
October
November
December UCAS Deadline Oxbridge interviews
January
February
March
April Confirm firm/insurance university
May A2 Exams
June A2 Exams
July
August A2 Results

Higher Education / Careers Team

UCAS Apply Miss Munday
Oxbridge Mr Page and Mr Pantridge
Medics/Dentists/Vets (MDVs) Mrs Royal
University tests (eg: LNAT/HAT/BMAT/UKCAT) Mrs Royal (MDVs), Mrs Purdy
HE Visits Miss Munday, Mr Page (Oxbridge)
Overseas universities Mrs Gazard
HE Training Miss Munday
HE / Careers Guidance Y12/13 Form Tutors, Miss Munday, Mr Page, Mr Pantridge, Mr Scoble, Mr Noyes, Miss Sowah

WORK EXPERIENCE

Work experience & work shadowing are organised through the High Wycombe office of the Education Business Partnership (EBP). This takes place in Year 12 and boys are given an application form to complete at the beginning of the autumn term. This form needs to be signed by parents/guardians. Placements of up to one week take place during holidays unless, in exceptional circumstances, employers cannot accommodate boys at this time. Permission from the Head of Year must be obtained for any boy to carry out work experience or work shadowing during school time.

Boys on placements organised through the EBP are covered by the school’s insurance policy. For boys wishing to study medicine or veterinary science work experience is essential. This can be organised through the school, or boys should try to arrange their own work experience through family, friends, GP, local vet clinic etc.

Also, a commitment to this work should ideally be demonstrated through part-time or voluntary work in a care home, farm etc. The school does organise a Thursday afternoon activity through which boys can do voluntary work at Wycombe General Hospital. This activity is strongly recommended for those boys wishing to study medicine or a related health profession.

CAREERS FAIRS

The Careers Department organises a Careers, Higher Education and Gap Year Fair every year in the summe term - to which you are warmly invited with your son. The purpose of the evening is to provide an insight into a range of careers and to provide information on university and gap year options. This is relevant to Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 students. A number of current practitioners and organisations will be present and will be available to answer questions and to provide information.

We hope that this will be an initial opportunity for your son to consider his future options and acquire sufficient information to enable him to begin to make an informed choice about the next stage of his education.

The event is arranged to coincide with “Into the 6th Form Week” for the present Year 11 and the return to A2 classes for Year 12.

PARENT HELP

The Careers department at the RGS is always pleased to establish contact with any parents who may be able to help with activities related to careers education. These include work experience, careers talks, Careers/Higher Education Fair, Young Enterprise and Industry Day advisors.

The RGS has great links with the top universitiesRoy Page - Headmaster
Did you know?
99%
of boys leave the 6th form and continue into higher education
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