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Higher Education & Careers


The careers programme at Derby Grammar School is all about supporting you in making the choices that will shape the rest of your academic life.

Key Stage 3: Tasks such as developing a simple CV and identifying your strengths and preferences is woven into the Citizenship curriculum in Years 7-9. All of the students also take part in an Interactive Business and Enterprise Day during the spring term which focuses on teamwork and skills required in an employment situation. Students are fully supported in making appropriate Key Stage 4 subject choices.

Key Stage 4: All students in Years 10 and 11 attend careers talks once every half term from a range of experienced professionals including such varied fields as the RAF, medicine and broadcast journalism. In Year 11 all students complete a Morrisby Profile which helps to analyse their employment related skills and point them in the right direction when thinking about higher education and future career opportunities. This is followed up with a one to one interview and a number of half day careers workshops. 

Sixth Form: In Years 12 and 13 students are supported in deciding what they will do when they leave Derby Grammar School. The vast majority go on to university, with some choosing to take Higher Apprenticeships or to look for employment. Full support is given during the UCAS (or other) application process by form tutors, the higher education adviser and the Head of Sixth Form. Students have access to an extensive careers and higher education library.

If you have any questions about the careers programme at DGS or if you are a current or former student who would like some guidance then feel free to contact us:

The following links will take you to more useful information about careers:

Choosing your A levels - advice from Russell Group Universities

UCAS Application Procedure

Recommended Websites

Careers Library at DGS

Choosing a University

DGS Careers Newsletter

Careers Notices at DGS