Pathways, Careers & Beyond the Classroom
Pathways and careers work with our students is integrated into the fabric of our Sixth Form. Click HERE to read about some of the recent activities.
In addition to the Federation Harris Experience Advanced opportunities, screenings and virtual workshops, all our students are regularly involved in local, community or interest-specific sessions facilitated by external and internal professionals. For example:
- Personalised, intensive UCAS support
- Solutions Not Sides
- NHS wellbeing and pathways sessions
- Groundswell Project
- Unifrog and PathwayCTM
- Festival of Apprenticeships screenings
As a student in our sixth form, you will be given the opportunity to take part in a range of enrichment activities.
Examples of pathways provision
We encourage and expand our students’ interests through stranded careers and pathways provision.
- Behind Every Kick: to develop individuals holistically and focus on their ambitions, opportunities and self-presentation (eight students involved long-term, with 20+ involved in several sessions)
- Home Cooked: 16 students have been trained and employed as research analysts, using their skills to assess local community priorities and support across the academic year and beyond in the Godwin Lawson Foundation grants and project decisions
- Financial literacy, employability and enterprise programme with NLPC – 15-20 students will begin this 12-week programme
- Tottenham Spurs Employability programme
- Social sciences and project-management focussed careers insights and visits through the Wellcome Trust and Wellcome Collection
- NHS mentoring – support on issues and careers interests individually highlighted by participants
- Link work and work experience with Fernlea Medical Practice
- Women in Finance – long-term support for maths/economics female students. Expert support from PhD students after the programme is complete which will run into Year 13.
- Locker Room – personal development and aspiration building among young males, with a focus on toxic masculinity, in partnership with Kinetic.
- Clifford Chance law firm link
- Midwifery and Medical careers insight events
Our entire cohort have trips to help them make secure choices about their future studies and careers:
- Tottenham Stadium Careers Fair
- University trip for all of Year 12 based on pathways interests, to universities such as Hertfordshire, Oxford, Brighton, Loughborough and UEL
- LMH trip with Haringey council
We have guests from various universities to offer support on the following areas:
- Personal statements
- UCAS applications
- Summer schools
And also guest from Access Aspiration who offer sessions on:
- Writing statements for future work opportunities
Finally, we share, promote and support with applications to numerous mentoring and pathways programmes:
- We were very glad to have the highest application rate (25%) in the Federation for the Social Mobility Foundation
- IGY Scolarships
- Capgemini virtual work experience
- The Dyson Institute apprenticeship programme
- Levelling Up with Imperial College London
- Meet the Researcher webinars
- Bonas McFarlane programme
- Stephenson Harwood scholarships
- PwC Flying Start programme
- UCFB degree programmes
- Future Foundations with Bertha Earth (BE Changemakers)
- Oxbridge mentoring scheme
- Oxford University UNIQ Summer Schools
- Goldman Sachs apprenticeships
- BBC apprenticeships
- Insight days: Macquarie (Investment Banking), Addleshaw Goddard (Law), Johnson Matthey (Global science and chemicals), UCB (Pharmaceutical)
Extended Project Qualification
The Level 3 Extended Project allows learners to study a topic of their choice in great depth, extending their learning in the chosen area of study and developing highly desirable skills which will help prepare students for either University study or the world of work.
This is an AS qualification so and students receive UCAS points. The Extended Project gives students an opportunity to manage and conduct their own research and investigate areas of interest about which they are passionate. Find out more.
University access courses/mentoring
Through our links within the Harris Federation, there are opportunities to work with leading universities, including Kings College and Imperial College, and leading professional organisations, based in and around the city.
Sixth Form students have the opportunity to join our Student Voice and take a leading role in our Leadership Group. There are a wealth of leadership opportunities working with the lower school through our mentoring and community outreach programmes.