Earlier this week, our Year 12 students and their parents were invited to attend a Raising Aspirations Evening. During the evening, the Director of Careers, Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form talked to students and their parents about aiming high, university applications and higher level apprenticeships. One of our Senior Students, Finn Morgan also talked about his experiences of Sixth Form life and delivered some sound advice about researching and making applications early in the year.
Our Y12 Raising Aspirations Evening also saw students and parents drop into a series of sessions which shed light on the journey ahead as our Sixth Formers move into Higher Apprenticeships and university places.
The guest speakers – sessions included:
Applying to Oxbridge & Russell Group Universities – University of Sheffield
Higher Level Apprenticeships – Jessica Pieri from NGTU
Student Finance – Loughborough University
How to Start Your Own Business – Chamber of Commerce and Caitlyn Atkins (former student and business owner)
Carrie Cain, Assistant Headteacher, said: “Our Raising Aspirations Programme is not only about aiming high but also showing students how to get there. We worked hard to get a good range of speakers and every student has taken away things they can use moving forward.”