University and Careers

Gryphon School: Sherborne

Students can book an individual careers guidance interview with Mr Martin, Careers, Advice & Guidance Manager by visiting the Careers Office in the LRC or following the ‘Careers’ link on the Intranet. Mr Martin offers expert, impartial guidance on the following topics:

  • Career Planning
  • UCAS advice
  • Employment, Training and Apprenticeships
  • Work Shadowing
  • A Level choice
  • Personal statements
  • Student finance
  • CVs, applications, cover letters and interview skills
  • Interest guides
  • School leaver opportunities – apprenticeships, jobs & training schemes

Students also have access to a wide range of careers related activities and initiatives including:

  • Careers Café – Regular talks from leading professionals including an Architect, Barrister, Psychologist, Veterinary Surgeon, Journalist and Photographer
  • Work Shadowing – Opportunity for students to ‘shadow’ an experienced member of staff in an occupational area of interest.
  • Employer Visits/Talks – Visits to local employers to look at employment opportunities. Talks from employers coming into school on progression opportunities and general employment advice.
  • Apprenticeship Workshops – Giving students an awareness of apprenticeships locally and nationally.
  • University talks – Regular advice regarding Higher Education including personal statements, finance and graduate careers.
  • Oxbridge Access Workshops – Specialist workshops for those considering an application to Oxford or Cambridge University.
  • Pre-University Taster Courses – eg Medlink and London Tasters.
  • “Astar” – A presentation to promote study at Non-UK Universities
  • UCAS Convention and Conference – Visit to UCAS Convention at UWE and Oxbridge Conference at Epsom.
  • University Summer Schools – eg Sutton Trust
  • Gryphon Alumni – Talks from past students regarding Universities, Careers and Gap Years.
  • Gap Years – Talks from Gap Year companies and an invitation to attend a Gap Year Fair at Sherborne Girls School.
  • Promotion of open days, taster days and career opportunities via the bulletin, assemblies and tutor periods.

We are extremely proud of our continued and consistent success at the very highest level for our students who wish to go to university reflected in our Oxbridge programme having an extremely high percentage of interviews to places awarded. We work hard to tailor our support for every student as we know the decision is personal based on your academic passions and aspirations.  Over 96% go to a university of their choice and we are proud that many of our students come back year after year to help support our current cohorts in their academic journey.

Also on this page,

University Destinations 2016Download University Destinations 2015Download University Destinations 2014Download Oxbridge ProgrammeDownload
Sixth Form ProspectusDownload
The Gryphon School - Facebook 19 Feb

We’re hiring! Our latest vacancies include:
– Teacher of Economics
– Teacher of Psychology
– Head of Computer Science
– Head of Digital Learning (Maternity Cover)
– Teacher of Computing (Maternity Cover)
– Library Assistant (part-time)

Find out more: https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/work-for-us/vacancies/

The Gryphon School - Facebook 19 Feb

Join us for our annual PTA quiz – a fun night out featuring:

Ploughman’s Platter
Licensed Bar
Raffle

Tickets £5 per person in advance £6 on the door
Buy your tickets early as we sell out every year!

If you are not part of a team, please return your reply slip to
reception and we will help to join individuals together to form teams of 8.

Due to licencing laws all drinks must be purchased on the premises.

The Gryphon School - Facebook 24 Jan

Don’t forget today is our Careers & Degree Apprenticeship Fair, from 4.30-7.00pm. It is open to all students/young people/parents from Dorset and Somerset, so come along and meet over 45 employers and universities to discuss career options!

Sixth Form Open Evening

for September 2018 entry

Weds 8th November 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Headteacher's address at 5.30 / 6.15 / 7.00pm