UCAS & Careers

Here at The Maynard, we firmly believe that it is our duty to provide an effective careers education to prepare our students for working life and a future beyond the school gates.

Through the provision of a planned and progressive programme of careers from the Upper 3 (Year 7) right through to the Upper Sixth (Year 13), we aim to give our students the best chance of making aspirational decisions for their future.

The careers programme includes opportunities to listen to visiting Careers speakers, apprentices, work experience and advice on decision making. By the Sixth Form, when identifying potential subjects to study at university becomes a priority, a dedicated Tutor Team is there to support the process by arranging visiting speakers, conducting mock interviews and helping with the whole application process. We understand that planning a life beyond school can be a daunting process and we will guide each student through every step of the way!

Work Experience 2020

22 June-26 June 2020
29 June-3 July 2020 (Postponed- Hopefully you will be able to attend later in the year)

The Ultimate Careers Club! Come to this super inspiring lunchtime club where you will meet an array of wonderfully entertaining, successful businessmen and women talking about their job and why it makes them tick!

Come along to the ones that interest you most and prepare to be inspired with an honest and frank insight into each career. Open to all Lower 5-Upper 6. Where: Rosemary Langley Room, S2 & S3 When: Last Friday of the Month @ 1.15pm – 1.55pm

CyberFirst 2020 Update

Online Summer courses filling quickly – last few girls places remaining

Places on this year’s CyberFirst student courses are filling quickly, but there is still an opportunity for 16 to 17 year-old female students to explore the exciting world of cyber security by booking a place on the 22nd June CyberFirst Advanced course. This course will run as half day sessions over 10 days where the content will be delivered in our usual fun and interesting way. All courses will continue to be certified by SQA and the NCSC.

To book a place, female students should click on the following link and will be transferred to The Smallpeice Trust website which will have full details of this CyberFirst student course and how to apply. Spaces are allocated on a first come first serve basis, so students will need to act fast to apply for the course if they are interested in attending.

To attend one of these virtual courses students will require access to a computer and an internet connection. Students will be sent information in advance to help confirm they have all that is required for the course.

For those students from disadvantaged families that do not have access to a laptop and / or high speed internet access, help is available from the DfEhere.

Virtual Work experience from the Royal College of General Practitioners

Observe GP is an alternative to work experience for aspiring medics aged 16 and over, who are living in the UK. It is a free interactive video platform providing insights into the role of a GP and the wider primary care team. Check out the link below to see if it is something you might find useful.

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