Next Steps

At SVS, we recognise that each person has a different trajectory. We pride ourselves on our bespoke preparation programmes that are tailored to the needs and aspirations of each individual. Our extensive platforms, including our own, in-house online course ‘Next Steps’ and award-winning careers provision, ensure that all our Sixth Form students are ready to progress onto their next steps, whether they decide to apply to university, an apprenticeship, direct employment or take a gap year.

Our Next Steps online course equips students with the skills required to succeed in post-18 application processes and complements a broader programme of preparation for life at university or in the workplace. We host partners offering apprenticeship schemes and students enjoy access to our national and international gap year connections. As a partner School with InvestIn education, our students partake in CV writing and interview workshops, in addition to receiving guidance on career management and enhancement.

We prepare our students for Higher Education from the start of the Lower Sixth through a range of internally delivered talks by external speakers from Russell Group universities. Our connections with the University of Cardiff and the University of Sussex allow us to provide bespoke coaching on personal statement writing. Students enjoy access to a one-to-one career counselling service to assist them with course identification, university selection and application.

Students applying to Oxbridge, in the Medicine and Veterinary Science field or to the USA partake in a supplementary two-year preparation programme, which prepares students for wider reading, application preparation, academic enrichment and interview practice.