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University and Careers

Personalised Careers and University Service

One of the biggest advantages of being part of Truro School’s Sixth Form is the outstanding careers guidance on offer from our in-house Careers Team. Throughout each school year, there are a number of careers events, including psychometric testing, one-to-one interviews, timetabled career sessions and a dedicated resource centre, as well as business lunches, allowing students to get a taste of various professions during their time in the Sixth Form.

Once you’ve set your sights on a career, you’ll then need to figure out how to get there. At this point, you will be rigorously supported in securing places at leading universities or on top apprenticeship schemes, both in the UK and overseas. Our Overseas University Initiative has this year seen Upper Sixth leavers pack their bags for the USA, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Ireland.

Throughout the Upper Sixth, extensive and highly personalised support is provided with every aspect of your application, from writing a personal statement to preparing for interviews and deciding which offers to accept. Our Sixth Form team are there to advise on UCAS Extra, and, after results day, to help those who need it to successfully navigate Adjustment and Clearing.

Our Careers Service

The world of work is changing dramatically as businesses adopt new technology, ideas, and working patterns; there are many jobs which students and parents may be completely unaware of and others which have changed beyond recognition in the last few years. Through our Careers Service we assist you in creating a plan for your future education and career.

Before joining Truro School Mrs Kenward, our Head of Careers, worked for five years as a Recruitment Consultant where she interviewed, skills checked and advised job hunters on a daily basis.

We foster close links with our former pupils who regularly offer guidance to current Sixth Form pupils through talks and one-to-one advice. Whichever careers you consider, there will be someone in the know who can help.

Putting You in Control:

Psychometric testing to reveal more about who you are

One-to-one interviews with our Careers specialists

Career lunches – a chance to speak to industry experts in a relaxed setting so you can get under the skin of different careers including law, finance, the creative industries, self-employment and many more

Timetabled Career Sessions on managing your money, interview techniques, gap years, apprenticeships, further study and living away from home

Careers Resource Centre – a dedicated space to research your future

Making use of our network of former students and parents who advise, mentor and provide work experience for you.

Oxbridge Applications

For those applying to Oxford or Cambridge we have a designated member of staff who supports you through this particular application system. With individualised preparation for tests and interviews, we ensure that you are completely ready to grasp the process and increase your chances of success. Oxbridge Admissions Tutors are invited to Truro School to meet students, giving them the opportunity to explain just exactly what they are looking for in a successful application.

The Medical Pathways Programme

Medical Pathways is Truro School’s personalised programme that prepares students for success at securing an interview and a place at medical, dental or veterinary school. You will gain insight into your prospective career and be thoroughly supported in developing the skills you need to evidence on your personal statement, in application tests and at interview.

Overseas University Application

Obtaining a degree from an overseas university is now a viable option for many and Mrs Lucy Jupp, our Overseas Universities Advisor, provides expert advice to students and parents at information evenings and in one-to-one meetings. Mrs. Jupp specialises in guiding students in the early stages as well as co-ordinating all aspects of their application right through to the submission deadline, for all universities in all countries.

As a Spanish and French teacher who has lived abroad, Mrs. Jupp is in a strong position to guide students through the cultural and linguistic benefits of living overseas.