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Sixth form isn’t just about examination outcomes, it’s about preparation for the journey beyond. We make this an integral part of the Claremont sixth form experience, allowing our students to step confidently off our campus and on to the next stage.

Careers lessons

The lower sixth have a weekly dedicated careers lesson delivered by a specialist careers teacher. Moving into upper sixth, this becomes individual careers tutorials in order to tailor our advice to individual students’ pathways and lead them to courses and career choices appropriate for their individual preferences. We also use ‘Unifrog’ software to help students research and coordinate their university applications.

Careers events

We host a biennial careers evening where professionals from a range of industries speak with students one to one about their fields of work and how to get experience. During enrichment week, students are able to carry out hands-on work experience and gain invaluable insights into the world of work beyond the classroom.

We are also developing exciting links with our parents and alumni community to offer a bigger, broader range of guest speakers and opportunities for work placements, as well as a monthly programme of careers and critical thinking guest speakers.

Work experience

The lower sixth undertake a week of work experience towards the end of summer term to boost their employability skills and UCAS applications.

The careers room is always open for information and individual research. Excellent careers advice is always available whenever you need it.

Upper sixth form student

University

We have an excellent record of students securing their top choices of university places. Destinations are wide ranging, and include Oxbridge and many Russell Group universities as you would expect. Testament to our approach of letting individuals fulfill their potential, wherever it lies, our students also go on to do specialist courses at other institutions, as well as international universities. A full list of recent destinations can be found in the document below.

University destinations

Stretch and Challenge programme

Outside the classroom, students with aspirations to study at Oxbridge or a medically-related degree are invited to attend a bespoke ‘Stretch and Challenge’ programme that inspires their learning and develops their critical thinking. Talks, workshops, experience and subject specialism from staff and former-students are used to successfully guide and prepare the lower sixth students in their chosen field.