Life after Wellingborough
Upon leaving the Sixth Form, our students can take many routes: into higher education, into apprenticeships and into work. During their time in the Sixth Form, we will ensure they make informed choices about their futures through advice from our Careers Department, talks from external speakers, visits to universities and careers and apprenticeships fairs.
The vast majority of students choose to apply for Higher Education, for either immediate entry or following a Foundation course or a Gap Year; however, for some, this may not be the right route and they may opt to head straight into a career. The School aims to cater for all the different routes students may wish to take, and, most essentially, ensure they have the necessary information they require to make the right choice for them.
Each form group is assigned a UCAS tutor who oversees the application process with their tutees. The process begins with a UCAS evening for parents and pupils and is followed up a dedicated UCAS day where students can take advice from a variety of universities and begin the online application process.
There is a high success rate across subject areas and institutions with 100% of 2019/20 UCAS applicants receiving at least one offer and over 90% achieving a place at their choice of university. The support for pupils continues throughout the whole university application process, including on results day, should final changes have to be made. We also continue to support pupils who return to school following a Gap Year and then wish to make an application for Higher Education.
At Wellingborough School, we consider career guidance to be a vital part of a pupil’s education. The Careers Department organises and promotes an integrated programme that provides up-to-date information, advice and support to help pupils to make wise and informed choices for their future careers. Lower Sixth students undertake a week’s work experience, supported by the School, at the end of the academic year, providing an insightful and hands on introduction to the working world.