Sydenham High School aims to ensure that all its pupils realise their career aspirations. Our dedicated Careers area in our library and Sixth Form Centre have a wealth of careers and university-related reference material.
The Deputy Head Academic overseas the options process for both GCSE and A Level choices. Girls receive one-to-one interviews with key teaching staff and all subject staff are available at all times to discuss preferences and combinations. The Careers Co-ordinator is also available, whilst our Director of Sixth Form is on hand to talk about give advice on A Level and Higher Education choices.
Careers Fair and Careers Focus Events
The School holds an Annual Careers Fair as well as Careers Focus Events to ensure that we bring in external expertise to inspire the girls in their future careers.
Our alumnae offer careers education guidance and support in a variety of ways, such as Alumnae lunches, hosting girls on university visits, attending Career Events. These events are open to years 9-13. Sydenham High is part of the GDST network of over 70,000 former students and staff. It is the biggest network of its kind in the country.
In addition to the above we also offer advice and guidance on higher education courses and institutions and information on gap year opportunities. Post 16 support includes help with UCAS applications, CVs and mock interviews, as well as more specific guidance for application procedures and entrance tests and aptitude tests for potential doctors, dentists, vets, and lawyers (UKCAT/ BMAT /LNAT), as well as the HAT and TSA aptitude tests. Oxbridge candidates are given additional specific guidance and those pupils who are considering Oxbridge or the aforementioned degree course are identified and supported as early as possible.