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Year 12

As a Year 12 you are entitled to the following careers provision at The Priory Academy LSST:

Head of Year 

Head of Year for your year group. Will Liaise with subject teachers and form tutor and encourage and support your progression through school 

Pastoral Support 

Access to a pastoral learning mentor, experienced in advising students in your particular year group. A none teaching member of staff who you can go to with any concerns you may have 

Awareness Programme 

Topics studied in Awareness: 

  • Labour Market Information 

  • Higher and Degree Apprenticeships 

  • Employment 

  • University 

  • Gap Years 

  • Money Management 

Learning Mentor 

A senior student or a member of staff who can advise and coach in a particular subject. 

Peer Listener 

A senior student to whom students can go to with any concerns that they may have. 

Access to a Pathways meeting 

The opportunity to speak to the Academy Careers Team or a Trust careers advisor about their career choices and receive advice and guidance on next steps after school. 

Careers Events 

The opportunity to attend several careers events. Employers come into school and will provide advice and guidance on working within their sector. There could also be opportunities to visit employers on their premises. 

Work Experience 

Students will have the opportunity to spend time out of school gaining experience in the workplace. Students will be encouraged to source their own placement but will receive support if this is not possible. All placements will be health and safety checked and school will liaise with employers for the duration of the placement 

STEM Activities 

Access to a range of STEM activities delivered both in and out of school 

6th form information evening 

Guidance on completing the university application, information about student finance and advice on alternative pathways if a student does not want to apply to university 

Personal statement guidance 

Advice and guidance on how to complete a personal statement to make it the best it can be for the chosen degree subject 

UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) application checking 

One to one meeting with Careers Manager to go through the student’s university application prior to submission 

University workshops 

Online or actual attendance to a variety of workshops and summer schools offered by universities 

University trip 

Visit to local universities. An opportunity to speak to existing students and tour the campus 

Oxbridge awareness day 

Academics and students from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge come into school, explain the application process, and give an insight in to Oxbridge life 

UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) Support 

Support and lessons for those students needing to complete UCAT examinations in preparation for university