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Work Experience


Careers Guidance

Our well established careers programme leaves nothing to

chance. Careers and university prepara:on will form a

central thread throughout your sixth form experience.

We believe that there is no limit to what you can achieve, we

encourage our highest achievers to apply to Oxford and

Cambridge. Our extensive Oxbridge applicants support

programme begins in Year 12 and includes: visits from

Ecclesbourne Oxbridge Alumni, visits to Oxbridge, specialist

support from Oxbridge graduates on personal statements

and interviews and established links with individual Oxford

and Cambridge colleges. In the last 2 years, we are delighted

that nine students have progressed to study at Oxford or


Our UCAS process is delivered by vastly experienced tutors.

We have a track record of successfully suppor:ng students

with their applica:ons to compe::ve courses at top

universi:es. In order to help students choose the right

university, we offer students the opportunity to visit Open

Days in school :me, invite universi:es into school and offer

students a huge amount of resources to research and

consider their op:ons.

Students interested in appren:ceships can expect to receive:

specialist guidance on appren:ceship applica:ons,

presenta:ons from Ecclesbourne Alumni that have gone

onto appren:ceships, visits from local employers and

interview experience delivered by our local ‘Rotary Club’.

All students have access to our careers library in the

Learning Resource Centre which includes a wealth of

resources to support students with their next steps

applica:ons. Ini:ally their tutor will provide advice and

counselling, with regards to careers, and all students have

the opportunity to be referred to an external Careers

Advisor by their form tutor.

In order to bridge the gap between employment and

educa:on, every Year 12 student is expected to undertake a

work experience placement. The student should aim to

secure a work experience placement which relates to their

ideal career path or academic strengths or interests. Each

student is eligible for support from The Careers Department,

however, there is greater onus on the student to find their

own placement. The Derbyshire County Council’s work

experience database is a good star:ng point. The Careers

Department can offer support as required.

The Ecclesbourne School |

Sixth Form Prospectus


I would not be the person I am today

without all the great opportuniAes and

Sixth Form offered me, I will miss it.

Safia (A* A A) Biology-­‐ The University of


“I strongly believe that the opportuniAes

provided to me by The Ecclesbourne School

throughout Sixth Form allowed me to grow

as a person and prepared me to make the

most of every opportunity.

James Pearce




Higher Appren:ce of the Year