The Careers and Universities team at The Portsmouth Grammar School provides a comprehensive careers and universities programme that takes pupils from Careers Skills Day in Year 7 to UCAS applications, or alternative pathways,  in Year 13. See below for a term-by-term summary of key Careers and Universities events.  Click here to view our Careers and Universities events Year Group by Year Group (from 7 to 13).

  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 7

    Careers Skills Day
Year 8

  Into Careers (Pastoral Curriculum) Careers Day
Year 9

    Exploring Careers (Pastoral Curriculum)
Year 10 Intro to Universities (Pastoral Curriculum)
PGS Careers Convention
Networking/Careers Lunches 
CV Writing (Pastoral Curriculum)
Networking/Careers Lunches

 

COA Careers Brief and Profile
Visit to University of Oxford
Careers Seminars
Networking/Careers Lunches

Year 11

 

Careers and Universities pathways/planning Work Experience
PGS Careers Convention
Networking/Careers Lunches

PGS Universities Fair
Networking/Careers Lunches
Work Experience
Careers Seminars
Networking/Careers Lunches
Year 12 PGS Careers Convention
CV Writing
Networking/Careers Lunches

 

COA Centigrade Assessment
PGS Universities Fair
Oxbridge afternoon
CV Writing and Interviews
First meetings with university subject advisers
Networking/Careers Lunches

Practice Interviews
UCAS Day
Weekly meetings with university subject advisers
Careers Seminars
Networking/Careers Lunches
Year 13

 

University applications and Senior Teacher Reviews
PGS Careers Convention
Practice interviews (university) and Oxbridge interview seminar
Networking/Careers Lunches 

PGS Universities Fair
Networking/Careers Lunches
Careers Seminars
Networking/Careers Lunches


University Application Support

The process of applying to university can seem quite daunting at first but the advice and information supplied at PGS is designed to set you on the right path and to help you achieve your higher education aspirations.

The second term of Year 12 is when thoughts of university and gap years need to begin to form themselves into something a little bit more coherent.  There are hundreds of institutions and thousands of courses – investigation ought to begin as soon as possible!

A guide to the process is published each year, available to all Year 12s, that provides a step-by-step to the process.  In addition, an evening each year is devoted to discussion and presentations on the process.  Please click here for the 2018-2019 PGS UCAS Guide to Application.

Alongside the wealth of university and careers advice offered to our Sixth Formers are a number of opportunities to access various travel awards to support and enhance a gap year and other travel experiences.  For further information please click here.

For up-to-date information on the UCAS application process and the latest from UCAS, bookmark this link: http://www.ucasconnect.com

UCAS is also on Facebook – get the link here: http://www.facebook.com/ucasonline

You can also click here for an overview of where our Sixth Form pupils went on to study and the courses they selected in 2017.