Careers Information, Work Experience and On From 16

Welcome to the Careers Page!  

Please remember that Mrs Cutress is available EVERY afternoon after school if you have any questions or worries.  Mrs Cutress can be contacted on email ( or by phone (01273 845892 ext 239).

Careers Information!

Please make a note of the College Open Evenings dates - all dates are included in the College Open Evenings 2019 below.   Students should try to visit as many as possible to enable them to make an informed decision about which college and course is right for them.

College applications must be made on line direct to colleges via their websites.  Deadline for applications is tbc.

Take time to have a look at the Information Booklet which has a wealth of information regarding Post 16.

The proposed date for the On From 16 Evening is Thursday 8th October 2020.  Details to follow.

I am pleased to confirm that Year 10 students will take part in Work Experience from 13-17 July 2020. 

letter to parents - 2020 - website version

Work Experience 2020 Student placement request form

Work Experience medical form 2020

Year 10 students are invited to attend a taster day at one 6th form college.  This is a great opportunity to find out more about college life, and to try subjects that are new and different that you might be considering studying after Downlands. Please complete the forms and apply direct to the Colleges, as per the letter.  See Mrs Cutress for more information - she is available every afternoon after school and most lunch and break times in her office. This is great opportunity - don't miss out!!

Are you interested in finding out more about apprenticeships?  Check out the link on You Tube for more information:

You can search for apprenticeship vacancies at:


The range of courses cover all land-based provision including Agriculture, Horticulture, Floristry, Greenkeeping, Hard Landscaping, Equine, Agricultural and Horticultural Machinery, Metalsmithing, Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing, Countryside Management, Forestry and Arboriculture, Sports (Outdoor Adventurous Education), Wine and Viticulture, and Rural Business Management.

At Open Day you can meet current students to find out more about student life at Plumpton College. You can see the excellent student facilities in every Department. We hope that you will come along and enjoy a great day out at Open Day!

See the attached leaflet for more

Taster Courses at Plumpton College   

Are you worried about your College Interview?  Check out the following leaflet to give you some pointers….. remember you can also speak to Mrs Cutress who will give you some reassurance.  She is available in her office every afternoon after school until 4pm.
Questions to expect at a College Interview

You can research University degree courses at:  or look at alternatives to University at: or 

Year 9 Careers Speed Networking 2019
In January our Year 9 students took part in our annual Careers Speed Dating event.  Students had the opportunity to speak to a range of volunteers from a large range of different careers including healthcare, banking, construction, uniformed public service, media, hospitality, aviation.  It was a fun event and the students and volunteers were brilliant!  Students were engaged and inquisitive about the variety of careers available to them.  This is part of their Key Stage 4 option process and will help them in making their GCSE course choices later next month.

We will be running a similar event in January 2021. If anyone is interested in taking part, please email



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