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We aim to provide children with a classical liberal education, regardless of background or ability.

Higher Education and Careers Programme

The vision of West London Free School is to give all children a classical liberal education, the aim of which is to produce confident, independent individuals capable of making informed judgements. This includes decisions about their future education, training and careers.

Careers education is an essential part of the mission and ethos of our school, through which we aim to support the aspirations of all our pupils, ensuring that they gain the understanding, skills and experience they need to make progress and succeed in learning and work. Effective careers education and guidance not only contributes to the well-being of individuals, but also to the wellbeing of their families, the communities to which they belong, wider society, businesses and the economy.

For more information about our careers programme, it's aims and impact please click here.

At the sixth form we offer a variety of opportunities for our students listed below. You can also find additional opportunities outside of school in our opportunities page.

Higher Education Week

Taking place at the end of year 12, this is a week-long series of activities, events and visits dedicated to Higher Education and ‘next steps’.

  • University campus visit
  • UCAS applications support
  • Apprenticeship applications support
  • Guest speakers from universities and employers
  • ‘Life skills’ workshops

Events for parents and Year 12 students

Two ‘Higher Education’ evenings take place each year, in March and July, to which parents and year 12 pupils are invited

  • Guest speakers from universities

Oxbridge

  • Trip to Oxford University link college
  • Super-curricular extension classes
  • Aptitude test and interview preparation

Guest Speaker Programme

Regular in-school talks, giving pupils the opportunity to hear inspirational guest speakers from universities, businesses and the professions discuss their particular subjects and expertise.

WLFS  x Unifrog 

WLFS subscribes all it’s pupils to Unifrog which is an online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.

It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and further education, higher education and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability.

Unifrog includes:

  • Personality and interest quizzes to guide pupils to further/higher education options and possible careers.
  • Up to date information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work.
  • Further reading and links to content around hundreds of interest areas for pupils to explore.
  • Personal area to save and record an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs.
  • Create and save shortlists on further education & higher education options to stay in control of career planning.

Work Experience

In the Sixth Form students are encouraged to do up to five days of work experience. This can be done in one block or spread over a number of weeks.

Careers Fair

  • Bi-annual Careers Fair
  • Year 9-13
  • Multiple careers sectors represented

Whole School Careers Programme

More details about the whole school Careers Programme can be found here.

Careers Team

 

Mr Vartan Tamizian
Deputy Head Sixth Form (Academic) and Head of UCAS
v.tamizian@wlfs.org
020 8600 0670

Miss G Speller
Director of Sixth Form
g.speller@wlfs.org
020 8600 0670

Ms A Allan
Careers Lead
a.allan@wlfs.org
020 8600 0670