Our Careers Department co-ordinates an extensive programme of visits, speakers and events each year, alongside UCAS application support, psychometric testing, work experience and mock interviews, as well as taught sessions which form part of the PSHCE programme for Years 6-11. Weekly Careers drop in sessions take place throughout the academic year.
Support is tailored to your daughter's stage in her education and to helping her to achieve her career ambitions.
A Medics Club runs for students in any year group who are considering a career in Medicine.
Years 6 and 7
We ensure girls horizons are broadened with access to a range of talks and visits about diverse careers, including engineering and becoming a pilot.
Girls in Year 7 take part in the national Take Your Daughters to Work Day and this is followed up by activity in PSHCE.
Years 8 and 9
Girls find out more about various careers and entrepreneurship is encouraged through involvement in the Tenner Challenge. Entry into national competitions also takes place, with several successes.
External speakers, including LHS Alumnae, attend the School on a regular basis to provide careers talks, workshops and to be panel members.
Years 10 and 11
Careers activity at this stage focuses on identifying and building girls strengths, as well as introducing the University application process.
Further opportunities for entrepreneurship are provided and girls have been involved in the Young Enterprise Scheme, setting up and running their own business.
Job application experience is provided in Year 11 through PSHCE and girls also undertake My Future Choice testing to identify routes into their desired careers. The profiles created from this testing are used to inform activity in PSHCE.
Trips to universities including Oxbridge and to University fairs take place in Years 10 and 11 to help the girls in identifying suitable courses and institutions to match their interests.
Support is provided for choosing a University and a course through trips to universities including those in the Russell Group. Those girls hoping to become medics are provided with mock interviews and workshops, as well as talks about applying to and studying Medicine and life as a doctor.
Sixth Formers have access to Unifrog which helps them to gather all of the supporting information for their University applications into one place, including their personal statements and references.