Preparing every student for life after David Game College is important to us; each student is given a personalised programme of support. The vast majority go on to the university of their choice, but a few decide they may want to enter an apprenticeship programme and we support them in this career choice.
The College has invested in ‘Unifrog’ – the world's biggest database of post-16 and post-18 opportunities. It is a complete destinations platform that enables students to explore career pathways, opportunities and higher education applications. All students are given access to the platform and register an account to ensure they make use of the variety of resources available to them. Unifrog supports future decision-making and career options and includes some platform features including careers library, locker of competencies, personal statement guidance and up-to-date information on everything from apprenticeships to Oxbridge applications.
In addition, each student has a designated personal tutor whom they meet with on a weekly basis for a 1-hour tutorial session, some of which will focus on careers and progression. This is reinforced in the weekly assembly programme which invites guest speakers to discuss careers and pathways into the world of work.
Guidance is given to help students find work experience placements. Many university courses require work experience to have been undertaken by the time the UCAS application form has been completed. Students will get help with organising their work placements.
Work experience placements have been organised in hospitals, sports physiotherapy, medical settings such as blood clinics and pharmacies. Internships have included legal and financial firms in the City of London, and design and fashion in London's fashion houses. Many of our students find challenging and fulfilling work experience placements after receiving support with their CV writing and interview skills.