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Girls’ School

Higher Education and Careers

One of the most important things we do in Sixth Form is to prepare our students for their next steps into the world beyond Newlands. Whether that is to university and higher education, the route chosen by the vast majority of our girls, or into the workplace, we are here to support them.


Sixth Form Higher Education Support Programme

Newlands’ staff have many years’ experience of supporting students with their next steps, including to prestigious universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and the universities in the Russell Group as well as leading institutions in their field. 

While we have enviable success in university admissions, not all our students want to progress to university, and we ensure that these students are guided to choose the best possible route for them. This includes preparation for interviews and entry into high level apprenticeships and employment. 

We understand what Admissions Tutors and employers are looking for and are able to provide advice on all stages of the application process, including:

  • Expert guidance for UCAS applications
  • Personalised support for UCAS personal statements
  • University prospectus library
  • Information and support for university open days.
  • Higher Education Conferences & Evenings
  • Visits and talks from representatives from specific universities
  • One-to-One advice and support
  • Extensive Oxbridge programme with specific links to Brasenose College, Oxford
  • Help with applications to universities overseas
  • Information and advice about gap years
  • Bespoke mentoring programme
  • Mock interviews


Sixth Form Careers Support Programme

Careers advice takes on a greater significance in the Sixth Form and our programme of support builds on the high quality careers information, advice and guidance provided in the lower years of the school.  We aim to help students make informed choices and inspire them to pursue their aspirations.  In addition to the support provided by all Sixth Form staff, our full-time Careers Advisor is an invaluable resource for students to access.  Our careers programme includes:

  • Careers Fairs
  • Access to an up-to-date Careers library
  • Access to one-to-one support and advice from our Careers Advisor
  • Lunchtime career ‘drop in’ sessions
  • Work Experience
  • Networking events
  • Mock job interviews
  • Guidance on writing CVs