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Summerhill School

Summerhill School

Year 11 Careers Programme







Year 11

Post 16 Options

Curriculum Vitae

Pathways into Higher Education

Activity Details Impact

Careers and Higher Education Evening (Virtual)


Thursday 24th September 2020


Students and parents have the opportunity to access high quality information relating to sixth form and FE study from local colleges and sixth form providers.


Students and parents have opportunity to look at provision of courses from local and national universities as well as potential career paths in uniformed public services and modern apprenticeships

Personal Statement Workshop


October 2020


Improved skills in employment readiness, interview technique and personal statements


Increased understanding of the necessity for employability skills


Improved aspirations and understanding of personal career pathways linked to academic progress


Improved understanding of personal strengths and weaknesses and opportunity to plan to address and develop these

College Virtual Tours


October 2020


In light of Covid-19 All Year 11 students to be given opportunity for a virtual tour of our Top 5 college destinations. This will dispel any myths relating to FE and give students real life FE experience helping to give them better information of future career path

Next Step Interviews (Connexions)


October 2020 TBC

January 2021 TBC


Improved aspiration and understanding of career options linked to potential future progression


Where identified students with issues (academic, personal, career pathways) can be referred as appropriate. Targeted and RONI students to be priority

Aspire to University


March 2021


Year 11 More able students to be given opportunity to explore provision for students at Oxbridge giving them improved aspiration and understanding of career options linked to potential future progression


Careers Guidance @ Summerhill

Our school Connexions advisor, Wendy Lowe provides impartial information advice and guidance on a wide range of topics that affect young people. She can help you when making choices about your careers, education and training, finding you your ideal job and helping you write a CV. She can also offer help with exam stress, money and health and things to do in your free time that will develop your social skills.

If you would like an individual Connexions meeting please ask them to see Mr Wollerton, Assistant Head Teacher / Careers Lead in the Ursa House Office or Mr Morgan in the Learning Centre to request an appointment. Mr Wollerton is available for informal discussions regarding career pathways before school, at breaktime and after school in the office.


Personal Statement Guidance

Personal statements are a crucial part of university and college applications. Personal statements are your chance to show universities or colleges that you’re the best person for the course. You need to demonstrate that you have the right skills, experience and aptitude for the course. You also need to show an understanding of what the course involves and explain why it interests you.

Use the link below and the attached documents, for a step by step guide on how to create a college application.




Employability Skills

  • If you’re stuck for inspiration, here’s a few words that capture key employability skills you can use on your CV, applications and in interviews



Virtual College Tours