Sackville School

Careers Guidance and University Applications

We provide a highly personalised career planning service for each student with ongoing advice relating to careers and university.  Sackville’s Library houses an extensive Careers section, which is available to students throughout the day.  The Careers Advisor operates an open door policy for students to discuss careers or university applications.

Every other year at the beginning of the autumn term, the whole Sixth Form makes a residential visit to the University of East Anglia where students experience university life and have talks on the university application process.  Sackville has close links with other universities who visit us regularly to give talks and advice.  Careers Fairs and talks are held when professionals from a variety of occupations come along to discuss their career, job opportunities that could be available to students and the routes required for entry.

Year 12 undertake work experience at the end of the academic year.  Placements are arranged on an individual basis taking into consideration future career choices.

One to one assistance is given to students in a number of areas relating to the next step in their future, including those not continuing into Higher Education.  A professional careers consultant regularly visits school and is on hand to advise students and parents.

At the beginning of Year 13 there is in depth guidance on completing UCAS applications including visits from university outreach teams providing up to the minute advice on this process; personalised guidance is given on writing a successful personal statement.  Advice on CV writing and interview skills is also provided.