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Careers, Life, Work Experience & Apprenticeships

Careers Guidance in the Sixth Form

The AGS careers programme intends to prepare all students for a changing world of work. 

However, rather than just being a careers programme, it is particularly important that we equip young people with more than knowledge; the importance of happiness within, whatever your outside circumstances, how to be resilient to all that life throws at you and an awareness of philosophy and the political environment. Of course, up to date careers advice about the world of work and apprenticeships is a main focus, as are the steps students need to take to apply to university and to make the right choices regarding their course and chosen place of study. Gap years and voluntary work for those who want to take a different path are also highly valued.

The AGS careers programme is fully Gatsby compliant but we are always striving to do more to help students leave school well.

The Sixth form ‘Life’ programme brings in speakers and professionals from all walks of life, varied occupations and past students.  This enables us to keep the students up to date with the latest ideas and initiatives and share with them current research and experiences from professionals as they happen. In addition, students are kept aware of the latest opportunities and notices via the Careers Twitter feed @ags_careers.

Our Careers Leader, Mrs Debbie Perry, offers specialist advice and guidance to all students in the sixth form. This includes choosing A level subjects, preparing for meaningful work experience and deciding on post 18 options. Careers appointments can be booked by emailing or directly via clicking here. Alternatively, drop into the careers office which is situated next to Sc7 in the Maths quad

In addition to the ‘Life’ programme students have access to the following careers opportunities during the Sixth form:

  • One to one careers interviews for all students
  • Regular careers conversations with form tutors
  • Intranet resources on GAP Years, Personal Statements and Work Experience
  • UCAS Application and Personal Statement Support
  • Oxbridge preparation and mock interviews
  • Unifrog course-finder resources
  • AGS Careers Fair - Please click here for more details
  • Visits, trips and opportunities to careers events via email, student societies or departments

Our aim is to equip these young people to step out into the world as ‘decent human beings’ but most importantly to show them “what you know matters, who you are matters more” (Brene Brown).

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