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Discovery Day took place on Saturday 16th March.
We were delighted that so many students from schools across the area gave up their Saturday morning to come and try out A Level lessons and find out more about what we offer at Marling Sixth Form.
We look forward to seeing many of the students again in the summer.
Students from Marling School and Stroud High school enjoyed investigating their future this week at the schools’ annual Futures Day event.
The Sixth Form Centre was turned into a Careers Fair where exhibitors from all over the country set out their stalls to invite students to apply for places at their institutions. Students met with representatives from over 30 universities, the armed forces and local and national employers offering apprenticeship opportunities.
Katey Gaunt from St. James’s Place Wealth Management, a FTSE 100 company headquartered in Cirencester, said:
‘It is a great opportunity to meet students and tell them about what we offer and encourage them to apply for our summer intern programme, which is open now.’
As well as the Careers Fair, students attended lectures and talks given by professionals from a range of occupations and were offered tips on application and interview techniques that will make them stand out from other applicants.
Peter Mulligan, Co-Founder of SACU Ltd, who delivered a key note presentation about university application, said:
'It’s fantastic to be part of Futures Day each year. It is exciting to see students at this sixth form start their careers research so early in Y12.’
Looking around the careers fair, Billy Arthur, a year 12 student said:
'The broad range of opportunities on show today is brilliant. It’s really got me thinking about exactly I want to do.’
Stephen Farr, Head of Marling Sixth Form, added:
'There are so many different career paths open to students and they were given a real flavour of the exciting opportunities that are out there. We are very lucky to have so many high-calibre companies willing to help them with their choices.'
Our Sixth Form Open Evening took place on Thursday 8th November. The evening was a great opportunity to see our facilities, learn about how we work and what we can offer, meet students, find out about A Level choices and talk to specialist subject teachers.
We were very pleased to talk to so many of our current Y11 students and parents as well as lots of students – girls and boys – from schools across the area. We hope you all liked what you saw and look forward to seeing you at one of our forthcoming events.
For information on how to apply and to obtain an application form please go to the Admissions section https://www.marlingsixthform.org/admissions
If you have any questions please call 01453 762251 and ask for Suzannah Dougherty or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.