On Tuesday 4th July, Year 12 students attended a Futures Day which welcomed a range of speakers from many different organisations. The aim of the day was to help students with university applications and to also gain an insight into alternative career paths.
CRGS provided each student with an opportunity to complete the online SACU Student ‘Spartan test’, which assesses your personality and aptitudes and provides a selection of career choices, based on this. Alongside this, there were stalls set up in the library from Training 2000, UCLan, Blackburn College University Centre, the Armed Forces and numerous apprenticeship providers, who spoke to students about the courses/training they have to offer. Both workshops were extremely helpful to anybody who was unsure of a career plan or who wanted to find out about a range of opportunities.
Additionally, the Sixth Form welcomed two guest speakers, one from Lancaster University and the other from Northumbria University, who gave talks to the year group. The two talks from Lancaster University were based around interview skills and personal statements, giving us tips on how to boost our applications for popular courses. Northumbria University also gave a taster of the university lifestyle and a chance to design a ‘dream fresher’s week’, which everybody found extremely fun and enjoyable.
All in all, students agreed that each session was extremely beneficial and provided some excellent careers advice. Many thanks to all of the guests who came to CRGS Sixth Form on this day – your time and services were very much appreciated.