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Reflections From The Sixth Form at BGS
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Careers

The careers information, advice and guidance we offer is more comprehensive, from an earlier age, than most schools. We work hard to ensure girls are aware that all that they do outside the classroom is equally important in developing the vital transferable skills that employers value, and that will contribute to their success in their future careers.

Girls continue to outperform boys at all academic levels and, increasingly, as young professionals. We work hard to promote role models of successful women, and work very closely with our former pupils who are keen to return to school to share their experiences with current girls. We have strong Alumnae and many are always willing to advise and assist current and past pupils through mentorship and work experience.

Our dedicated Careers Office is always on hand to assist and support our students in their careers choices. We run a huge array of careers events each year, ranging from informal Lunchbox Lectures focusing on individual jobs to large scale Careers Evenings looking at different professional sectors. We also offer Networking Skills courses and assist the girls in developing strong CVs and professional profiles.  

Careers Days start in Year 8 where we introduce our pupils to the idea of the working world. We encourage all girls in Year 11 to undertake work experience and assist in finding suitable worthwhile placements. The School’s focus on community and charity work provides the girls hands on experience in a number of areas.      

Our holistic education equips the girls with wider skills; the ability to work in teams, communicate and problem solve are highly valued and sets our students in good stead on the path ahead. Our girls learn in an environment which is free from stereotyping and they go on to having fulfilling and successful careers in every imaginable field.  

Our Aims:

  • To recognise that each girl is unique, with her own combination of academic abilities, talents, interests, personality and aspirations.
  • To enable each girl develops self-awareness of and confidence in her particular strengths.
  • To encourage each girl to be aspirational in her career aims and to recognise the achievements and skills she needs to build to be successful.
  • To provide information, advice and guidance at transition stages within her school career, and as she moves into adult life beyond school, so that she makes informed and realistically aspirational choices which will enable her to be happy and successful.
  • To offer opportunities to experience the worlds of Higher Education and work and to see how the School curriculum and co-curriculum link to adult life.
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Reflections From The Sixth Form at BGS
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Reflections From The Sixth Form at BGS