Careers guidance

Post-18 career advice in the Sixth Form at Derby High aims to help the students become aware of the opportunities available to them after they leave school. The majority of our girls go on to higher education but we also ensure that they are aware of the rapidly changing post-18 marketplace and there has been a steady increase in students taking what could be considered non-traditional routes after leaving Derby High.

We provide a comprehensive UCAS advice and assistance service, career sessions including guest speakers on apprenticeships and a variety of gap year and volunteer opportunities.

We actively promote post 18 financial well-being through a combination of in-house sessions and university guest speakers.

In addition to the headline events there is a heavy emphasis on individual consultations between pupils and the appropriate member of staff whether this is with the pastoral or careers team. The relatively small size of the Sixth Form ensures that all of the girls have their individual needs catered for.


Please click here to view a summary of the careers guidance provision available to all our pupils, including those in the Sixth Form.