Careers and Higher Education

Students at Northwood Sixth Form experience a vast and varied range of opportunities designed to prepare them for life beyond school. These include, but are not limited to:

  • University visits – starting with one on the very first day of year 12!
  • University Fairs
  • An in-house careers fair
  • Workshops from prestigious apprenticeship providers
  • Mock interviews tailored to the needs of each student
  • Hearing from a range of guest speakers from a range of different career backgrounds
  • Bespoke support from organisations such as Uptree and pathways CTM

Work experience

All students in year 12 complete 5 days (minimum) of valuable work experience.

Students are expected to apply for this themselves, but are supported by the sixth form team in finding and securing a meaningful work experience placement.

We know the specifics of our students’ career aspirations and signpost them to a range of fantastic opportunities to help them achieve those aspirations.

University and Apprenticeships

Students receive bespoke one-to-one and targeted group support in preparing their applications for university and apprenticeships.

In 2022, 35% of our students who are going to university, are attending Russell Group Universities. Most importantly though, we ensure they are pursuing their passion.

In 2022, our students went off to a range of fantastic universities and apprenticeship providers including:

  • Oxford to study chemistry
  • British Airways to complete a degree apprenticeship in data science
  • Imperial College London to study medical biosciences
  • Durham to study maths
  • Nottingham to study computer science
  • Manchester to study medicine
  • Queen Mary’s to complete a degree apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions
  • Birmingham to study politics and international relations
  • Royal Holloway to study Management with Accounting (with a year in Business)
  • Liverpool to study psychology

Latest News

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1 week ago

We are excited to announce Northwood's first Careers Spotlight event - Wednesday 22nd November 2023!

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2 months ago

Massive congratulations to the Year 10 netball team kicking off the season with a 6-5 win against Bishopshalt! Well done!

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2 months ago

PE students of the week!! Congratulations! Keep working hard in lessons and come to extra-curricular for a chance to win! See @nwschoolinsta for full post!

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Contact Us

Please use the relevant details below to contact our office.

Our office opens at 8am and closes at 4pm. Any calls after that will be tended to the next working day. If your child is a member of Northwood School, they will be able to contact their teachers by using their school Gmail account, or via Google Classroom.