Our upper fifth students found out more about their future academic options at a key stage five evening at the school.

The Gad’s-run event was attended by post-16 educational establishments, including King’s Rochester, Gravesend Grammar School, the British Army and local partner university, University for the Creative Arts.

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, Scarlett Rowswell, 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.

A specialist advisor from academic youth charity CXK gave a presentation on career pathways.  Next month he will be inviting students to mock interviews to help prepare them for the next chapter of their learning, be that A-levels, a college course or apprenticeship.

Head of Careers and Work-related Learning, Miss Sameena Rana, was thrilled with how many students, parents and further education providers attended and the insight everybody gained from the evening.

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