Careers and University
Award winning provision
Langton Girls’ Grammar holds the Investors in Careers quality award and is identified as ‘’the leading school in Britain for the quality of its careers programme’’ (The Key for School Leaders). One of only three schools in the country to achieve all of the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks (State of the Nation report), our careers programme ensures that students ‘’have their education or training futures organised’’ (Ofsted).
There are unlimited 1:1 careers guidance appointments throughout Years 12 and 13, twice weekly tutorials in Terms 4 and 5 and ‘’Careers Lessons’’ are timetabled in term 6.
Our Careers Fair, Study Abroad Fair and ‘’Future Evening’’ and ‘’Finance Evening’’, run by recruitment specialists and admissions tutors, means that our students understand their progression routes, understand the benefits of networking and how to manage money.
Personal statement clinics and mock interview panels means that our students benefit from being part of a school where ‘’comprehensive support for university applications is a strength’’ (Ofsted).
UCAS application process:
With 80% of our students making applications to University this is the main focus of Year 12. Students are fully supported during the whole process of choosing their course, finding their 5 choices of university, completing their application and personal statement as well as being fully prepared for portfolio submission and interviews, as appropriate.
For students making early applications to Oxbridge, Ivy League, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Dentistry, Conservatoires and other highly competitive courses at Central St Martins, for Law or PPE we run weekly elective programmes and we have formed a very successful partnership with the Kings School in preparing our students to make their applications and through the interview process.
Alternatives to University:
There are parallel programmes of support and guidance for students intending to apply for Degree Apprenticeships, take gap years or to go straight into employment with training. Increasing numbers of students gain places in highly competitive and very prestigious schemes that have led, and are leading to very successful careers.