Careers

I love sixth form life at Farnborough Hill.  In my opinion, it is an unrivalled environment in which to study, have fun and get advice about universities and the future.

Planning for university entrance and future careers are supported by a guidance programme. All Sixth Form students have as many individual interviews as necessary with the Head of Careers and their tutor. There is also designated curriculum time in the Sixth Form where students are fully prepared in their decision-making process. Our service makes use of links with Higher Education.

Lower Sixth

  • New entrants to school do Futurewise
  • Information about Expanding Horizons courses circulated. Students encouraged to attend
  • Study skills programme taken by Tutors
  • Coursefinder taken by all pupils
  • Individual interviews with Head of Careers
  • Follow-up interviews throughout Sixth Form career
  • Higher Education Evening with visiting experts
  • Students encouraged to devise their own Action Plan
  • Head of Careers present at Parents' Evening for consultation
  • Higher Education Programme over the Spring and Summer Terms

Upper Sixth

  • Tutors and Head of Sixth Form deal with UCAS applications as early as possible
  • Close monitoring of students' progress - follow-up interviews and consultation
  • For those not entering Higher Education, support for their next step
  • Interview Technique Evening with visiting, experienced interviewers
  • Head of Careers at Parents' Evening for consultation
  • Support/Advice following A2 level results
  • Individual counselling and close monitoring after results

Higher Education Destinations

Higher Education Destinations

The Sixth Form at Farnborough Hill provides an excellent preparation for higher education and other destinations.  The vast majority of girls secure places at their first choice universaties with several of them going to the top universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Bristol, Bath, Birmingham and London to study subjects as diverse as architecture, international relations, medicine, biochemistry and law.  Recently,  two girls took up post-A level apprenticeships with international companies:  AstraZeneca and Deloittes and another secured sponsorship from Ernst & Young to run alongside her place at Bath University studying Finance and Accountancy.