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Year 12

Girls In Science Event

5th February 2024

Girls in Science is a non-profit organisation who we have worked with over the last year to create a dynamic event that took place this week. This was hosted by Santander at their brand new headquarters at Unity Place. Ten other local schools joined the conference, which focussed on ‘Outside the Box’. Lakechia Jeanne introduced…

AIIMI – Employer Partnership

21st November 2023

Students from Years 10, 11 and 12 signed up to visit Aiimi, at their state of the art office. The company moved from London Bridge three years ago, choosing Milton Keynes for its location and talent pool, and have created an amazing work space. Clients, such as Rolls Royce and Anglian Water are referenced by…

Spotlight Seminar: AstraZeneca

14th November 2023

AstraZeneca offer some fabulous Degree Apprenticeships, and we are so grateful to Scott Staple for hosting a seminar with four of our Year 12 students interested in this pathway. Scott completed his HR Degree Apprenticeship last year. When he applied, there were four different streams of apprenticeship available at the company, now there are fifteen,…

Year 11: Next Steps

10th October 2023

As part of their PHSE module, Next Steps, Year 11 have welcomed a number of speakers. This includes current Year 12 students, sharing their experience of vocational qualifications and why they chose them and old girls who have just graduated from university. We were recently joined by Lee, the Apprenticeship Manager from Milton Keynes University…

Spotlight Seminar: Healthcare

10th October 2023

Year 12 Health and Social Care students all attended a fantastic seminar with guest speakers from both Milton Keynes University Hospital and Bedford Hospital. This not only reinforced aspects of the curriculum but also allowed students to find out more about roles within the NHS. Team leaders from Patient Experience, Volunteers and Apprenticeships showcased different…

Alumni Networking Event

4th October 2023

The annual Alumni Networking Event was held on 3rd October. We were delighted to welcome back such a diverse group of old girls to meet our Year 12 students over drinks and dinner. Guests included civil servants, physiotherapists, aeronautical engineers, lawyers and cheesemongers. Several alumni have leading roles in industry and were able to share…

LawFest 2023

26th September 2023

Budding lawyers from Year 11 and 12 took part in a fantastic LawFest Event, hosted by Buckingham University. Leading firms such as Travers Smith, Dantons, Machins, Shoosmiths and SE Solicitors hosted talks and were available to talk to students individually to answer questions about opportunities for school leavers and graduates. In addition, the Head of…

SPOTLIGHT SEMINARS

22nd September 2023

This week saw the launch of our first Spotlight Seminar. Spotlight Seminars are a new initiative for our Year 12s and if, following their one-to-one Careers Interviews, several have expressed an interest in a particular pathway, we will endeavour to set up a virtual meeting with an industry professional. This allows the students to interact…

CAREERS TALK: WORKING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

20th September 2023

Kate Morgan showcased the new degree course that Norland are offering, “Early Childhood Education” alongside the prestigious Norland Diploma. Norland, founded in 1892, is world-famous for providing the very best early years training and education, recognised as the first educational establishment to offer any kind of childcare training. Students interested in a career working with…

Spotlight Careers: Steph Carter

27th April 2023

Steph Carter is a fantastic guitarist who has been on five world tours with his band Gallows and currently works for Marshalls Amplification in Milton Keynes. He took time out to speak to students about his three different careers in the industry and stressed that a career in music is available to everyone. There are…

Clarendon House

12th October 2022

Our Year 12 Health and Social Care students spent the afternoon at Clarendon House in Buckingham, enjoying getting to know the residents and learning more about the care and support in place to accommodate different needs. Partnering with the Care Home will enable students to put into practise their classroom learning and build relationships with…

Alumni Careers Networking Event

5th October 2022

This week saw the launch of our inaugural Alumni Careers Networking Event. We welcomed back old girls to thank them for going above and beyond in their support of careers events over the last six years. Our Year 12 students joined alumni over drinks, canapés and a sit down dinner. This gave them a fantastic…