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University and Careers

Whatever your aspirations, goals or dreams for the future, life in the Sixth Form at Sheffield Girls' is designed to prepare you to take that next step.

At our leading Sheffield Sixth Form, you will be supported by an experienced and professionally qualified Head of Careers who will offer you information, advice and guidance as you research, plan and prepare for your future. Whatever our students are planning in their futures, we ensure they feel confident and positive about their lives beyond Sheffield Girls'.

The majority of our students choose to go on to Higher Education and every year approximately 10% apply for Oxford or Cambridge. Some students like to take a gap year between school and university, others explore degree courses abroad and there are an increasing number of exciting employment opportunities for A-Level leavers.

Our tutorial system and programme of lunchtime and evening careers events aim to ensure that you understand the range of options available and are fully supported to make the decisions that are right for you. You will also benefit from the opportunity to access a wide range of voluntary and work experience placements and will be encouraged to participate in a variety of enrichment activities that will add to your employability skills.

As a member of the Girls’ Day School Trust, you will enjoy membership of the GDST Alumnae Network. This is a unique association, with more than 60,000 members, which provides our students with unrivalled opportunities to make career and social connections across the UK that will last a lifetime.

The School is proud to hold Career Mark accreditation. Career Mark is a Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) award validated by The Quality in Careers Standard Board (QiCS). This award recognises that the School offers high quality careers education and guidance. We're the first school in Sheffield to have achieved this accreditation.

  1. The School has effective systems for planning, managing and integrating Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
  2. There is an effective integrated programme of advice, guidance and support
  3. The curriculum effectively supports the development of learners’ knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes
  4. The School makes available to pupils relevant, important and effective information and helps them to acquire the skills required to research and evaluate so that they can make well-informed and realistic career decisions
  5. The School evaluates learners’ knowledge, competence and attitudes towards career planning

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