Our upper fifth students found out more about their future academic options at a key stage five evening – and brushed up on their interview skills.

The school-run event was attended by local grammar schools, comprehensives, academies and colleges as well as the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and British Army.

A careers advisor from academic youth charity CXK invited individual students to mock interviews to help prepare them for the next chapter of their learning, be that A-levels, a college course or apprenticeship.

Each visiting school, college or organisation provided a display booth and representatives to answer questions about the students’ educational choices, and many were joined by former Gad’s pupils who had gone on to study there.

Last year’s Head Girl Katherine Hodge spoke to the year eleven cohort about life after Gad’s. She is in her first year of sixth-form at Gravesend Grammar School and happily reported that her time at Gad’s prepared her well for both the academic and social side of starting at a new school.

Head of Careers and Work-related Learning and Geography teacher Mrs Burke was thrilled with how many students, parents and further education providers attended and the insight everybody gained from the evening.

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