Year 12 students are currently partaking in Futures Fortnight, a range of engaging and exciting activities to assist them making informed decisions about the careers they would like to pursue after Year 13, and the most suitable post-18 pathway to achieve this goal.

As part of this programme, last week students visited the UCAS Conference held in the historic Royal Naval College in Greenwich. Students had the opportunity to meet representatives and current students from over 80 different universities from around the country. There were also an exciting array of interactive seminars on personal statement writing, interview technique and

A number of Y12 History, Art and Physics students also got a rare opportunity to tour the ceiling of the prestigious and historic Painted Hall. At over 60 feet high, created in the early 18th century, students received a unique and up-close view of Britain’s largest painted ceiling and the most expensive open conservation project in the world. Their visit raised important questions about the role of art and religion in politics, which will not only support their learning in lessons, but also support their applications to university.

Ben Russell