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 22 Jan

It’s a busy week at The Gryphon this week, so here’s a round up of what’s happening:

Monday: Year 10 Parents Evening

Wednesday: Careers & Apprenticeship Fair (open to the public 4.30-7.00pm) https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/

Thursday: Train to Teach Open Evening https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/train-teach-open-evening/#.WmXJiE1jOM8

The Gryphon School - Facebook 22 Jan

*Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair – Wednesdsay*
As well as some of the region’s top employers, we also have a number of other organisations attending on Wednesday. The Samee Project is a unique and inspirational social enterprise that aims to promote self-employment and freelance working as viable career options to young people in school education.

Chris Wilkinson will be on the stand to talk to students and parents – he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Police. He is also an Animal behaviourist and dog trainer and a Patron of the SAMEE Charity.

Find out more: https://samee.co.uk/news/

The Gryphon School - Facebook 18 Jan

It’s less than a week until our Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair! Gryphon students will have the opportunity to meet the employers during the day, but there is also an evening session (4.30-7.00pm) when you are welcome to come back with your parents, and it is also open to the public, so any young people in the area who want to find out more about career options are welcome!

Download the Event Programme now for a full list of which employers are coming, and it also includes some handy tips for how to get the most out of your discussions with companies:https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/#.WmCIdxicab9

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