Approximately 85-90% of our students progress onto Higher Education whilst others successfully secure employment in areas that offer good career prospects. A broad range of events and activities are organised to help prepare students for life at university or in employment.
All Year 12 students are supported with finding safe, suitable and worthwhile work placements and these give them a real experience of being ‘at work’ whilst the mock interviews, complete with detailed feedback, that the school arranges provide invaluable preparation for academic or job applications.
Visits to different universities are organised for students and a regular highlight is the annual Higher Education Convention, hosted by the University of Kent and attended by many UK universities. It is a valuable opportunity for students to find out about different courses as well as learning about applying to university and gaining an insight into the overall student experience.
All students are fully supported in their applications for university or employment. UKAT Sixth Form staff offer advice on the university courses that best suit student’s career interests and provide guidance on producing the most effective personal statement. Students entering the workplace receive advice on the skills and techniques they will need in a competitive job market and assistance in identifying the areas of work most suited to their aptitudes and interests.