Preparing our pupils for life after Heritage

Mrs Jenny Fleck, our Head of Academics for Seniors, recently hosted a virtual information evening to help our Year 11 Leavers and their parents prepare for the next step in their educational journey.

The purpose of the session was to outline the various options available to students after leaving Heritage, and to guide them in the next steps of the process. Families first heard from two guest speakers: Jeremy Frost from Comberton Village College, who spoke about A levels, and Jacqueline Paris from the Stephen Perse Foundation, who talked about the International Baccalaureate programme. Mrs Fleck then outlined in greater detail the main educational options – A levels, the International Baccalaureate, BTECS and Diplomas, and other Vocational courses – and the providers for each.

In making their choices, Mrs Fleck recommended that all pupils start with these 5 questions:  “What am I good at?  What do I enjoy?  What combines well with my other choices? Am I qualified to study it? Does it support my long-term plans?”

Parent Catriona Buchanan, who attended the evening with her son Maxwell, says, “We felt far better equipped by the end of the talks and more motivated for the next steps of researching the specific courses at different schools, open evenings, and application procedures.”

Mrs Fleck also provides additional in-school support to our Leavers to help them think through their choices, their timeline for making an application and how to write a personal statement.

More information about the post-16 transition for Heritage pupils is available on our website: https://www.heritageschool.org.uk/our-school/post-16-transition/.