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    Careers, Life Programme & Unifrog

    Careers, Life Programme & Unifrog

     
    Click here to view the recent careers/UCAS presentation.
    Click here to view the  careers and information evening PowerPoint shown during the Year 12 Parents' Careers and Information Evening on 24th Feb 2016.

    Careers Guidance in the 6th Form

    The AGS careers programme intends to prepare all students for a changing world of work.

    However, rather than just being a careers programme, it is particularly important that we equip young people with more than knowledge; the importance of happiness within, whatever your outside circumstances, how to be resilient to all life throws at you and an awareness of philosophy and the political environment. Of course, up to date careers advice about the world of work and apprenticeships is a main focus, as will the steps they need to take to apply to university and to make the right choices regarding their course and chosen place of study. Gap years and voluntary work for those who want to take a different path are also highly valued.

    The 6th form ‘Life’ programme brings in speakers and professionals from all walks of life. As everything we need to share with our students cannot be incorporated into these mornings, we also have the Life Blog which can be accessed at https://lifeags.wordpress.com/ . This enables us to keep up with the latest ideas and initiatives weekly with the students and share with them current research and experiences from professionals as they happen. In addition, students are kept aware of the latest opportunities and notices via the Careers twitter feed https://twitter.com/ags_careers.

    Alcester Grammar employs an independent careers advisor to allow students in need to receive timely and specialist support regarding choices, destinations and further study. Appointments can be booked through the 6th Form Office.

    In addition to the ‘Life’ programme students have access to the following careers opportunities during the 6th form:

    • Intranet resources on GAP Years, Personal Statements and Work Experience (link to come)
    • UCAS Application and Personal Statement Support
    • Oxbridge screening and mock interviews
    • Morrisby and Heap course-finder resources
    • AGS Careers Fair
    • UCAS University Fair at Worcester University
    • International University fair

    Our aim is to equip these young people to step out into the world as ‘decent human beings’ but most importantly to show them “what you know matters, who you are matters more” (Brene Brown)

    Please click here to view the recent careers/UCAS presentation.