Last week, before breaking up for half term, our Lower Sixth Form students took part in a two day Future Focus event.

Future Focus is a two-day event aimed at helping to prepare Lower Sixth Form pupils for life beyond Bloxham School. Whether a pupil is keen to apply to university, to undertake a Further Education course or to secure a Higher Apprenticeship, we ensure that our pupils will be guided through this process. During the Future Focus event, the normal academic timetable is suspended and all Lower Sixth Formers are given the time to hear impartial advice from a wide range of experts, whilst also developing the practical tools that will enable them to make the next steps, whatever they may be. Starting after A Level trial exams, pupils will undertake a programme consisting of activities ranging from lectures, workshops, guided research opportunities and online registration for UCAS (including apprenticeships and overseas applications), practical Q&A sessions, plus advice on student finance and gap year travel safety.’

The aim of Future Focus is to inspire and inform Bloxham School pupils about the full range of education, training, employment and volunteering opportunities available. This year, students had the opportunity to hear from professionals such as Emma Goodman on ‘How to Create a Winning CV and Covering Letter’, Peter Higgins, Co Founder of Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts, Former Chairman of Cath Kidston and Trustee of Mary’s Meals and Ian Keable, Professional Magician and Member of the Inner Magic Circle on his ‘Curious Career: From Chartered Accountant to Professional Magician.’

To view photos from the event, please click here.