As you would expect, the support given to our sixth form students requires a more individual and tailored approach meaning a large range of smaller group opportunities are offered throughout the two years

Some events remain a contact in the calendar and on an annual basis tend to include:

Year 12

Term OneTerm TwoTerm Three
Work experience planningVisit the NEC
‘What Next exhibition’
Futures week which includes a week of
events using countless outside speakers
and employers bringing a comprehensive
programme of events to our students
including topics such as:
Week-long work experience
programme supported
with a series of visits from
pastoral staff and tutors
NHS live workshopsDeveloping your early career path
Promotion of MOOCSCV and cover letter support
for securing part-time work
Choosing a university and a course
Volunteer placement
Alumni visitsAlumni life
Mock assessment centresVisiting speaker
Gap years
Barclays Life skills
Student finances
Wider programme of
enrichment is arranged
through the sixth form
Writing personal statements that will
make you stand out
EPQ’s are startedYour personal brand and
crafting the ideal CV
The UCAS process from beginning to end
Logging into and setting up
your details in UCAS
Choosing an apprenticeship and different
types of apprenticeships
Meet the apprentices with DSHS Alumni
Live apprenticeship ‘game’
Apprenticeship and University research,
personal statement and CV writing
while meeting with tutors
BMAT and UCAT training

HE+ programme runs throughout the year for those looking to secure places at Oxbridge, and on courses in Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry.

Year 13

Term OneTerm TwoTerm Three
UCAS personal statement
writing support
Gap year planning
and support
Apprenticeship interview practice
Personal UCAS tutor
Virtual interview support of students
conducting interview online. These
students are typically seeking places
on medical courses as well as those
in the arts and education
Assessment centre support
Senior UCAS tutor
Support in securing placements
in the world of work
BMAT and UCAT trainingSeries of talks to help students to
decide on university offers process
Oxbridge intensive support
programme (led by sixth form
and subject specialists)
Student finance support