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Careers and University
Looking forward to life beyond school is central to our Sixth Form. All students have a weekly dedicated careers lesson delivered by a specialist careers teacher. This ensures that all students receive personalised guidance, leading them to courses and career choices appropriate for their individual preferences.
Our careers lessons include:
- Providing the knowledge of opportunities available
- Developing positive attitudes
- Training in interview techniques
- Guidance to complete CVs and application forms professionally
- Visits to universities and careers events
- Support in writing personal statements and UCAS applications
'The Careers Room is always open for information and individual research. Excellent careers advice is always available whenever you need it'. - Sixth Form student
We host a biennial Careers Evening where professionals from a range of fields speak with students one-to-one about their industry and how to be most successful within it. Visits are also organised to locations such as the Old Bailey, the Houses of Parliament and the BBC whilst the critical thinking programme invites guest speakers to Claremont to discuss their lives and careers. These all offer our students further stimulus to consider all available future directions.
Claremont is very pleased that it has an excellent record of securing university places for its students. A full list of destinations and courses studied is available and includes students securing courses at some of the country’s top universities (including Oxbridge and Russell Group institutions), as well as international universities.
In 2015, 100% of Claremont's higher education applicants gained university places – this testifies to the ability of the Careers department to match students effectively with their desired courses.
Oxbridge/Russell Group programme
We have developed a programme to support students in their quest for places at universities including Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities. High academic achievement at GCSE and A Level remains the primary requirement and we support that through dedicated, expert teaching in small classes outside timetabled lessons, as well as subject specific support. Students also have the opportunity to take part in our annual visit a university, receive special training in interview techniques and writing personal statements.
- Aberystwyth University
- Bath University
- Bristol University
- Bournemouth University
- Cambridge University
- Cardiff University
- Edinburgh University
- Exeter University
- Greenwich University
- Imperial College London
- Kent University
- Kings' College London
- Leeds University
- Leicester University
- Manchester University
- Nottingham University
- Oxford University
- Portsmouth University
- Reading University
- Royal Holloway
- Southampton University
- University College London
- Warwick University
For a full list of destinations and courses studied visit University Destinations.