Date Posted... Jun 20th 2023

Lower Sixth Post 18 Option Days

For the past two days, our Lower Sixth have been listening and discussing post-18 options with our Heads of Departments, UCAS, Universities, Old Truronians and select industry professionals about life after their A-levels.  The Universities of Exeter, Bath, Cardiff, Falmouth and Oxbridge have been talking to our students about how to stand out from the crowd in the application process. They have also been discussing the dos and don’ts of personal statements and given practical advice on preparing for life at university.

Old Truronian Charlie Armstrong, now working for Pendennis Shipyard, spoke to our students about apprenticeship schemes and how his apprenticeship at Pendennis is leading to a fantastic fast-track career path. Mr Whatley also talked to students about the Armed Forces as a post-university career option; Mr Whatley was an Army Captain who served for seven years, including an operational tour in Iraq. He openly discussed the positives and negatives of this potential career path.

Sixth Formers have also heard from entrepreneur Warrick Royden on running your own business, discussed gap years and studying in London with past pupils Chloe and Ben, before doing a deep dive into finances and future planning with Financial Advisor Luke Zorab.

Subject sessions were held across an entire day with Heads of Departments. Mrs Kenward, held a refresher session on practical skills, focussing on interview techniques, preparation, possible questions and excellent presentation skills for interviews.

This is only a tiny part of an extensive careers programme that runs from 1st Year to Sixth Form and covers many options open to students post GCSE and A-Level.

Thank you to everybody involved in making these important sessions diverse and stimulating for our students.