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.
Higher Appren:ce of the Year