University and Workplace Entrance
The vast majority of BSP students leave us to go on to University or some form of Further Education, before progressing to diverse and exciting careers. Most go to Universities in the UK and Ireland, but our students also go on to a wide range of highly-regarded institutions across the world. In 2016 France, the Netherlands, South Africa, the US and Korea all featured as destinations for BSP students.
We pride ourselves on the fact that our students make informed decisions concerning their future choices and that nearly all of them are successful in securing places at their first choice destination, wherever that may be. They are assisted throughout the decision-making process by an experienced Sixth Form team of dedicated tutors, Head of Careers and Study Coordinators. In addition, the BSP uses the services offered by The Independent Schools Careers Organisation (ISCO Futurewise) and pupils across Years 10 and 11 sit the Morrisby Test and Futurewise Questionnaire to assess suitability for possible career options. Regular careers surgeries, talks and an annual Careers Fair are programmed into the Sixth Form calendar and a programme of mock interviews by industry professionals ensures that students have honed their interview technique in advance of University applications procedures. A visiting roadshow with representatives from leading British Universities takes place every year.
At a time when it is increasingly difficult for University Admissions departments to separate out applicants academically, tutors work very closely with students on their personal statements and there is a dedicated slot in the timetable for UCAS clinics. Sixth Formers are encouraged to undertake as much meaningful work experience as possible and the Careers Department will assist in finding appropriate industry contacts.
It is also worth noting that we are committed to supporting former BSP students, until they have secured a career or higher education position that meets their requirements and expectations.