Sixth form

Careers

Thorpe St Andrew Sixth Form offers students a variety of careers information, advice and guidance opportunities. Our aim is to prepare our students for their Post-18 life, whether that will be in Higher Education, on an Apprenticeship or in Employment with Training.

We regularly invite guest speakers into school, and provide learning activities at times throughout the academic year to support students in making informed choices. There are a number of websites which provide help and support:

Our School

To help you get the best start in school, in work and in life, our Careers page signposts its users to careers advice and information linked to learning in school and beyond.

Careers page

Help You Choose

This local website offers information about courses, jobs and training opportunities throughout Norfolk. You can apply online as well as register to receive regular updates of potential jobs and training that you are interested in.

Help You Choose website

Apprenticeships

On this website, you can find out everything you need to know about Apprenticeships, from the qualifications involved, the areas in which you can work and the different levels available. You can also read case studies and watch videos from those who have benefited from taking an Apprenticeship.

More information from Apprenticeships website

iCould

This online resource is aimed at 14 – 19 year olds and provides access to hundreds of film clips of real people sharing stories of their careers including Richard Branson, Davina McCall, Lord Puttnam, Gabby Logan and Trevor Nelson.

iCould website

Icanbea

Careers advice that is useful, inspiring and tailored to YOU. Play the free career wizard, explore detailed career profile hubs—then take the next steps

Icanbea website

UCAS

UCAS (Universities & Colleges Admissions Service) is a charitable organisation responsible for managing applications to almost all full-time undergraduate degree programmes at UK universities and colleges. Take a look at what is on offer across the UK – perhaps you will find a course that interests you!

UCAS website

If you are interested in Higher Education abroad, check out the www.thorpestandrewschool.org.uk/careers website for information and advice. At the moment, UCAS only serves UK Higher Education institutions.

Student Finance

If you are going into Higher Education, you may be able to get financial support from the Government. Apply through the Student Finance England Service.

More information

We understand that sometimes students are still unsure of which path to follow when they finish their Sixth Form studies.  For this reason, we can offer our students career interviews with our impartial in-school Pathway Guidance Co-ordinator who will take the time to discuss, at length, the different possible pathways available Post-18.