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Careers Advice

The Careers Co-Ordinator at the school is Mrs Teresa Luckhurst - teresa.luckhurst@skinners-school.org.uk

Careers Reference Books

The latest publications in respect of University entrance and books can be found in the School Library, and are for reference only, not to be taken away.

Careers Education /Work related learning

The preliminary careers work commences in Year 7 and continues through to Year 11 as part of the PSHE programme and through curriculum subjects. All pupils are encouraged to take part in work experience which is completed at the end of Year 11, after the boys sit their GCSE examinations. Special careers events, talks and seminars are organised in Year 12 and the Head of Sixth Form prepares boys for their university applications or alternative career routes in Year 13.

Throughout the Senior School there are numerous opportunities for pupils to attend talks, conferences and open days and there are frequent visiting speakers. There is a biennial Careers Fair organised collaboratively by The Skinners’ School, Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys and Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School.  Outside speakers are invited to give presentations and this event is open to all pupils and their parents from years 11-13.

Careers Advice & Guidance

Advice and guidance is given by the Headmaster, the Director of Studies, Heads of Year, Heads of Department and subject teachers.  In addition, all boys have the opportunity of an individual careers planning meeting with an independent Careers Advisor (Mrs Hannah Courtney-Bennett). Please contact Mrs Luckhurst to arrange an appointment.

Higher Education

Students are encouraged to continue into higher education or training and a fully supported Oxbridge programme is available in the sixth form, consisting of university talks, visits, taster days and courses whenever possible.

A useful guide to HE for parents can be found under the following link:

 www.he-parentsguide.co.uk

Offering clear and concise information for parents about:

  • The UCAS application process
  • Open Days
  • Student Finance
  • Direct links to all undergraduate courses - information on university websites specifically for parents and carers - scholarships and bursaries.
  • Information and links to find out more including study abroad options.

USEFUL WEBSITES

Apply to Uni is designed with the student experience in mind, providing a wide range of up to date information on all aspects of applying for a university place, including details about the application process itself, completion of personal statements and an interactive map of university locations as well as containing links to its own library of e-magazines; each one concentrating on a different occupational area.

http://www.applytouni.com/

Parentadviser has been written by and for parents of students with the particular aim of providing information in a one-stop shop approach on topics which are difficult to track down and extremely helpful when faced with a young person's decisions regarding degree and university choice or suitable alternative.  Parentadviser is an invaluable source of advice on areas such as decision making, student finances, university league tables, taking a gap year and alternatives to university.

http://www.parentadviser.co.uk/

Additional Websites

https://www.how2become.com/

http://university.which.co.uk/

http://www.bestCourse4me.com/

 www.careersbox.com

www.apprenticeships.org.uk

www.allaboutcareers.com

http://www.jobhero.com/choosing-career-guide

Science courses/taster days/year in industry

 www.headstartcourses.org.uk

 www.yini.org.uk

Engineering courses/taster days

 http://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/

Lectures/courses/events

 www.myfuturewise.org.uk/events

Volunteering

http:/www.do-it.org.uk/

http://www.vso.org.uk/volunteer/

Courses/conferences for medicine

www.medlink-uk.net

Scholarships & Bursaries

http://www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk

http://www.scholarship-search.org.uk/

Interview Skills, CV's and general careers advice:

https://www.how2become.com/resources/interview-skills/