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We equip girls with the skills and knowledge they need to make informed decisions and to identify careers matched to their own aptitudes and interests.

Girls are encouraged to explore the multitude of possibilities open to them, allowing them to make informed choices about their futures based on their individual strengths, skills and interests.

A programme of online careers packages, talks, PSHEE lessons, a Year 10 Careers Symposium, our Year 11 Futures Thinking Programme and individual interviews, ensures that by the time girls make A-level choices, they are well-placed to make decisions about their future.

As work experience is becoming more and more important, we expect all our Year 11 girls to participate in at least one work placement.

In the Sixth Form, we work very closely with our students to help them discover the right path for their career journey. Expert help is provided throughout the UCAS process. Mock interviews, including Medical Multi-Mini Interviews (MMI), are available to anyone who needs them. We have extensive links with universities all over the country and offer numerous talks by Admissions Officers through the Year 12 GIS programme, including a bespoke guidance programme for prospective Oxbridge candidates.

In the final weeks of Year 12, we run a three day Higher Education Conference jointly with QEGS, which includes sessions with Student Ambassadors and Admissions Tutors to work on personal statements, a day at a Russell Group university for the whole year group and, finally, a day of Life Skills.

@WGHSCareers

The School also has a Careers Blog Team, where Year 12 girls form their own ‘micro agency’ to design, write, edit and manage the Careers Blog. This experience is hugely valuable to any girls wishing to pursue a career in Marketing, Journalism and Design. Allied to the Blog, there is also a specific Careers Twitter feed - @WGHSCareers, run by the students.

Key Facts

  • General and subject specific talks from visiting Universities
  • Regular visits to Universities and local employers
  • The benefits of Centigrade testing, this is a degree selection programme
  • A visit in the Spring to the UCAS Higher Education Conference
  • A visit to the Oxbridge Conference takes place in March of Year 12
  • Admissions Tutors from Oxbridge visit WGHS on a regular basis
  • In July an Oxbridge residential visit takes place in Year 12