Our ethos

At Regent House we recognise that impartial careers guidance and advice is key to ensuring that all of our students are fully informed of the range of career opportunities and pathways available to them. They are encouraged and supported to maximise the options open to them, and most importantly, they are empowered to make career decisions which enable them to manage their own career development successfully and confidently.

What we do

To allow the successful delivery of a comprehensive careers programme, students are provided with individualised personal career planning and advice. Online resources allow them to complete psychometric tests; matching skills and qualities to identify general career options, and Unifrog, an online platform, allows them to research, collate and store information about specific career pathways which interest them. Pupils have the opportunity to complete at least one period of Work Experience and the Careers Dept maintains close links with local employers, FE colleges and universities. These organisations not only assist with work experience and taster courses but support our biennial careers convention.

Parents

We value the major role that parents play in helping pupils decide on future study and career choices. Through information evenings, social media and regular contact, we aim to support parents and provide them with up to date knowledge of current and future career paths and opportunities, and the Head of Careers is available to meet parents as required.

UCAS

Pupils are given personal guided assistance through the UCAS process, working with pastoral tutors, academic tutors and careers advisors.  We also offer Mock University interviews and MMI preparation, which draws upon the knowledge and expertise of our school community through the involvement of past pupils and parents. Regular Lunchtime drop-in sessions with representatives from a wide range of UK and Irish universities enables pupils to find out detailed information about a wide range of institutions.

General Studies

We deliver a comprehensive General Studies Enrichment programme in Year 13 focusing on the development of skills, gaining new experiences and introducing students to the UCAS application process and other options available to them post A-level.

In Year 14 we focus on preparing students for life after school. Students are guided through the preparation and submission of applications to UCAS, employment and other post A-level destinations. They also develop an understanding of the demands and responsibilities of living away from home including managing finances, personal safety and so on.

Events

  • Annual Universities Roadshow event held in school in September to assist pupils with the university choice and course selection process
  • Biennial Careers and Universities fair held in Spring Term (next event occurring in February/March 2019)
  • (School visit to NI UCAS  Exhibition on the interim years)
  • University Open Day visits to QUB and UU
  • Launch of Unifrog online platform to support the university and course selection stages and the completion of the personal statement sections of the UCAS form
  • Northern Ireland hosts of the American Universities tour
  • Support for students applying to Oxbridge universities
  • Regional hosts for the Deloitte BrightStart programme
  • Interview preparation and practice for students applying to university and apprenticeships
  • Parental UCAS support meetings

Facts and Figures

 Pie Chart of Leaver Information
 Leaver Information Key - HE 89%, FE 4%, Higher Level Apprenticeships 4%, Employment 2%, Other 1%

University Destinations of 2016/17 Leavers

Aberdeen

Bangor

Bath Spa

Bath

Bristol

Brighton

Buckinghamshire

Cambridge

Cardiff

Chester

De Montford

Dundee

Durham

East Anglia

Edinburgh

Edgehilll

Edinburgh Napier

Essex

Harper Adams

Hertfordshire

Herriot Watt

Lancaster

Loughborough

Leicester

Liverpool Hope

L’pool John Moore

Liverpool

Manchester

Newcastle

Northumbria

Nottingham Trent

Portsmouth

Queens Belfast

Robert Gordon

Salford

St. Andrew’s

Stirling

Strathclyde

Stranmillis

Swansea

Ulster

West London

York

42% of 2016/17 Leavers are attending Russell Group Universities. Seven leavers have attended US Universities in last five years.