New Year 12s start the Sixth Form

Almost 240 Year 12s started the sixth form on Monday 9 September. Record number of external students joined the Sixth Form this year.

Year 12 enjoyed a carousel of sessions including advice from former Head Girl, Sara Dehvari, studying History at the University of Cambridge about how to be successful in the Sixth Form, along with a team building exercise, freshers fair to sign up for opportunities and an opportunity to meet more alumni to get advice about options at university and some careers.

Year 12 also signed up for Unifrog, a website to help with university and apprenticeships options as well as Pathways CTM, a company who provide a range of opportunities to meet top companies throughout the year during which students find out about career options.

Lesley Smith Policy Director of Amazon UK Talk

Year 12 listened to the Policy Director of Amazon UK as part of the sixth form speaker programme. Lesley Smith outlined the broad spectrum of careers available at Amazon UK as well as Amazon’s amazing story from starting out in Jeff Bezoz’s garage selling computer books to a company valued at over 100 billion dollars selling 250 million items in Europe and over 500 million in the USA. Lesley also outlined her own career story to inspire everyone to work hard to achieve their goal. In the past, our Sixth Form Speaker Programme has included the CEO of Standard Chartered, the former Attorney General and member of Parliament, a surgeon, Chairman of the Royal Mail and a speaker from Google.