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Careers & Opportunities

Careers guidance is a particularly important part of the preparation Thetford Academy Sixth Form (TA6) will give students for later life.

Tutorials give good opportunities for students to discuss career plans with their personal tutors. The sixth form tutors work closely with you to provide you with the up-to-date information that you need. You will also be given information on open days at universities and colleges plus details of local careers conventions.

The school organises visits to selected open days and careers presentations, especially towards the end of Year 12. Throughout your time at TA6, you will also benefit from the school’s links with local industry and commerce. These will enable you to take part in a variety of work-related activities including job shadowing and work-based projects. You will have access throughout the year to excellent careers reference material in the careers library.

Careers interviews can be arranged at any time in the school year. Having made a decision on your post-sixth form destination, you will be guided carefully in the completion of your UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service) forms, other college and job applications, and your CV.

Support will be given throughout this application period and staff will be on hand after exam results are published in August.