Future Education & Careers

Posted at 11:09 am on 22nd November, 2022

Providing our students with skills and experiences that enable them to make informed choices about their future is at the heart of our school ethos. At Flixton Girls School (FGS), both our year 10 and 11 students have access to The University of Manchester (UoM) Gateway Programme.

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From the choice of subjects, through to study skills, finances and the more social elements of university life, the programme provides its own pathway of progression for each year group who attends, culminating in a graduation ceremony in year 11.

This month, our year 10 students focused their university visit on research and information gathering to support their future educational decisions. The programme provided access to inspirational guest speakers followed by a variety of workshops.  Students explored their choices about what and where to study. In addition, they were able to learn about how the finance options work. The day culminated in a campus tour by current university student ambassadors who provided more in depth knowledge about what student life is really like.

The year 11 visit included listening to motivational speakers, attending workshops and participating in a question and answer session with a student ambassador. Empowering our students to choose their educational pathway through this type of access programme helps to eliminate concerns about university life. Inspiring our students to strive for success and do their very best, throughout their educational journey, is what our education and careers programme is all about.

IMG_6761.JPGA small group of Business Studies students had the opportunity to attend the Female Business Festival at Flixton House. Students mingled with local female entrepreneurs, all aiming to expand their network of contacts. Our students gained valuable business networking skills whilst engaging with activities and speaking with all attendees. The organisers provided current marketing strategies exploring the use of social media as a marketing tool and as a business asset.

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All year 11 students attended the UK University and apprenticeship event at BEC Trafford Park. The event was the perfect way for FGS students to choose which course or pathway was right for them. The exciting and informative event provided the opportunity to speak to a wide variety of universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers.

Mrs Bates, Careers and Work Experience Coordinator, said, ‘these opportunities give our students the space to ask vital questions about their chosen pathways, subjects and the wide variety of routes, which may be available to them. All attendees enjoyed each event and came back to school with a renewed vigour for learning to be able to achieve their potential future careers.

For more resources and information, relating to further education and careers pathways, please visit our Careers Information Advice and Guidance website pages.