Careers & University Entry.
The Careers department provides advice and information on both future careers and entry to university.
We attach particular importance to the task of advising students about the right path to take after leaving school. A team of experienced staff, working under the direction of the Head of Careers, is available to help students for at least two hours of every day and whenever key decisions need to be made. The resources of a well-organised library are supplemented by university visits and talks by visiting speakers. There is an annual Careers Convention, where students can find out about a wide range of careers and professions. They also have access to students and professionals in their chosen field via our network of Old Reigatians (ORs). In addition to the Careers Convention we also run three further careers evenings per year. Recently we held Alternatives to University, Careers in Accounting and Finance, and Careers in Art and Design Evenings. We also run an annual Higher Education evening, interview evenings and CV workshops.
We provide specific support to students looking to apply to Oxford or Cambridge, or to read Medicine, Veterinary Science or Dentistry. This includes one-to-one advice, specialist input, and practice interviews.
Almost all of our leavers go on to university each year to study courses ranging from Economics to War Studies and from Archaeology to Multimedia Technology. On average, over 90% of our leavers achieve a place at their first choice university, with most of the remainder going to the second choice university.
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RGS Professionals was launched in 2005 to help students and Reigatians with their university and career choices while they are at school and in future years. There are three stages to the scheme and each brings different benefits to those taking part:
In the 7th form (Upper Sixth) we offer extra help to pupils making their university choices by putting them in contact with a Reigatian currently at university.
When ORs are in their final year at university we aim to put them in touch with a Reigatian in their chosen career. The help given will range from advice via email or telephone about choices after university, to opportunities for work experience.
For Reigatians who are at work we provide a range of networking opportunities, reunions and other events, and publications including The Reigatian Magazine and the E-Reigatian newsletter.