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Work Experience

An opportunity to undertake work experience is available to Lower Sixth students after their examinations in the Trinity term. Work experience is extremely important before making applications for certain degree courses e.g. Medicine, Veterinary, and Teaching, and it is beneficial for students to refer to it in their personal statements.

All Work experience which takes place during term time must be passed through the local Wexbox scheme, organised by Michele Clark from the Education Careers Department. The work placements are checked for health and safety purposes and a job description is available on the web site. A teacher will visit the student during her placement and will discuss the placement with her and also with her mentor. The teacher and mentor references may be used when students apply for a university place or local employment. Information about the application process will be given to students at the beginning of the Lent term.

We will also consider positions of responsibility/service within the College:

Head Girl/Deputy Head Girl
House Official
Member of School Council
Member of Charities Committee
Ilex Editor
Editor of the School Newspaper

Subject specific achievements will also be considered.


Read about some of our students' experiences


Corissa, Upper Sixth
"Having saved up enough money, it was with some trepidation that I embarked on a 24 hour journey to a country I had never visited, with a language I didn't speak and a culture vastly different to my own, to work in temperatures of 38°C as a volunteer providing basic healthcare to some of the poorest people in the world."  Fa Book 13 Read More

Bronwyn, Upper Sixth 
"Myself and Lucy did exactly that for our week of work experience in the Specsavers Marketing department. We were lucky that our work experience week coincided with visits to various digital agency’s Specsavers use in London." Fa Book 13 Read More

Issy, Upper Sixth 
"For work experience week I worked as a Textiles Design Assistant at Penelope Hope." Fa Book 13 Read More

Amy, Upper Sixth 
"In July this year, I was fortunate enough to be accepted onto an EDT Headstart science course at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. It was a great opportunity for me to get an insight into my preferred area of study at university and also I was able to use this as my residential course for my Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award." Fa Book 13 Read More


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