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Bright Futures

Throughout their time at the Sixth Form all students have regular input to support them in their Post-18 choices and in making the transition from school to university or working life. This includes:

  • Sixth Form students use Unifrog to build a personal account that reflects their interests and aspirations, becoming informed about the world of work, match their interests to careers and university options, and consolidating Post-18 plans.
  • Bright Futures Resource page on the school intranet to provide information and advice, from What’s on This Term section; to videos of OGs talking about their work; and a host of useful weblinks
  • Weekly “Find Your Future” Friday lunchtime sessions with Alumnae, parents and university or apprenticeship experts talking about their career or area of expertise
  • Bright Futures evenings with Alumnae, focussing on opportunities with subject areas
  • Fortnightly interactive workshops exploring university and apprenticeship opportunities
  • Visits to HE Fairs to speak to university representatives
  • Beyond the Sixth Form Day, devoted to demystifying the UCAS process
  • Future Skills Days, with HR experts joining us to explain modern recruitment processes and the employment landscape
  • MedVet Society, supporting the application process for medicine, dental and veterinary degrees
  • Practice interviews and structured help for those applying to architecture, engineering, teaching and health-related degrees, where interviews will be part of the assessment
  • Specialist support for Oxbridge applicants

We also help students to develop important “passport” skills to help students navigate the job application process:

  • Up-to-date help from visiting experts on CV writing, including a one-to-one CV Clinic
  • Workshops on networking, and the chance to practise these skills with parents and Alumnae
  • Using social media to research careers, network and apply to work experience, internships and jobs
  • We use Shortlister to allow students to practise one-way video interviews, a growing expection of the modern recruitment process
  • In-person mock interviews with a panel of two experts
  • A tailored work experience programme, in which students identify and contact employers to secure their placement

Consistent provision:

Student use Unifrog throughout their time in Godolphin, building a personal account that reflects their interests and aspirations. They use it in and out of lessons to become informed about the world of work, match their interests to careers and university options, apprenticeships, and to support their applications.

We have a Bright Futures Resource Centre in Jerred Study Centre, packed with books, prospectuses, information sheets, and inspiration – available for all students to use.

All students can have a careers interview with the school Careers and HE Adviser at any time, or come to the Bright Futures Drop-In Clinic every Monday in Cooper Sit.

We have excellent links with the local business community through Salisbury Education Business Partnership, who help with providing speakers, student placements, and recruitment advisers.

A whole school approach:

  • Tutors are a fund of knowledge about the choices and decisions facing their tutees, and will be able to provide appropriate websites and resources for further research.
  • There is a Bright Futures rep for each curriculum area too, who will be able to point interested students towards careers and university options related to their subject.

The Bright Futures Programme content for the Sixth Form can be accessed here

Bethan Ferguson

Head of Bright Futures