• Bridging the Gap - Life After College

Bridging the Gap - Life After College

The fifth module in our “Bridging the Gap” programme, is designed to support students in their choice of next steps after College. This section explains the support and resources provided for students to research and access their university, apprenticeship, school leaver programme or employment of choice. The College prides itself on the one-to-one support and guidance provided to ensure all of our students can progress into their desired next steps, and we have a dedicated member of the college leadership team who overseas this support.

In this video,Reece talks about his experience and the encouragement and support he received at the College.

Transition into Year 12 begins by asking students to consider their Visions and Goals as part of the VESPA approach adopted in College.  Activities can be accessed below which will encourage students to begin to consider and research what their visions and goals might look like.

Once a vision or goal is established we begin to provide students with information about the many opportunities that are available to them and ask them to consider what areas may be most suitable for them.  Assemblies and “inspire” sessions will be regularly focussed on careers, and students will be encouraged to research using a number of useful tools which can be accessed below.  Using their log in students can access the Unifrog personality profile which will steer them towards a number of courses and careers that may suit their personality, and they will also be encouraged to take the Spartan Test which again will suggest certain university courses and careers they could research.  Both of these are accessible via the links in the table below.  To access the spartan test students have to initially register on the site.  The Unifrog subjects' library treasure hunt is another good activity to try as it will begin to get students to explore the hundreds of videos and resources that are available on Unifrog to give advice on career progression. This is also accessible via the link in the table below.

Unifrog also provides a really detailed and useful careers goal setting and year plan tool with a wide variety of activities students can access now, especially if they are considering a highly competitive university, apprenticeship or school leaver programme. From the outset in Year 12 we will be encouraging all of our students to get fully involved in volunteering as part of our Graduation & Enrichment programme, but also to be accessing the “super curriculum” activities that demonstrate their passion for their subject and potential future careers in areas such as law and medicine. The action planning tool and the Russell Group competitive applications support activities can all be accessed via the links in the table below.  

Please contact Mr Knott (g.knott@warlinghamsixthform.co.uk) if you have any specific careers-related questions.

Activity Link
Vision and Goals PowerPoint Presentation (Slides 6-12) and Video Click Here
Unifrog Personality Profile Quiz Click Here
Spartan Test Click Here
Unifrog Subjects Library Treasure Hunt Click Here for PowerPoint
Click Here for Worksheet
Unifrog Goal Setting and Year Plan - 'Geek out' and Research Click Here
Russell Group 'Super-Curriculum' Support Click Here
Russell Group Oxbridge Support Click Here
Russell Group Medicine Support Click Here