Preparing for the future
The most important measure of any sixth form is the proportion of its students that move onto their chosen next career step. This is our prime focus at Malton. Whatever the career aim of an individual student, our offer of excellent teaching and results, a strong personal development programme and the best in pastoral care and guidance provides the platform students need to launch onto the next phase of their lives.
All students follow one of our Pathways (Early Entry, Higher Vocational or Enhanced), each supported by one of the members of the KS5 Team. Alongside targeted support from the Head of Guidance and Sixth Form Tutor Team this helps ensure all our students realise their chosen destinations, whether applying for university, undertaking an apprenticeship or entering employment. As part of this process, the Team meet with all students over the course of Year 12 and Year 13 to make sure they have the support, experiences and qualifications they need to make the right decision about their next steps. We also work with external agencies to aid students in their decision making.
Our careers guidance package includes guest speakers in assembly, fortnightly guidance newsletters, Unifrog and the use of iPads as a ‘one stop shop’ for resources relating to careers.
the role of tutors
Every student has a dedicated tutor who will support them with university or apprenticeship applications. We use the ‘Unifrog’ platform to record information, which parents also have access to.
We believe it is important to expose our students to as wide a choice of career pathways as possible. As such we organise visits and speakers to enable students to gather information, ask questions and speak to older students about their career choices. Opportunities include:
- Ampleforth College’s Careers Fair which brings together providers and speakers to explore opportunities post 18 further.
- UCAS exhibition in Leeds where students can meet representatives from universities and apprenticeship providers.
- Harrogate Grammar School where medical students can meet with other potential future medics to receive advice on the specific application process.
- Visit to Coventry University Scarborough Campus to explore higher degree apprenticeship options.
- Information day with representatives from Oxford and Cambridge Universities to help prepare students for their specific application process.
- Post 18 Information Evening for students and parents, to include information on student finance.