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Nottingham Girls' Academy

Post 16 Choices

Sixth Form Careers Support

At Sixth Form, we have an unprecedented record of success for our post 16 students, whether that includes university, employment or apprenticeships, advice is at hand. In addition to subject staff and Sixth Form Tutors, we are fortunate enough to have the following organisations available.

DANCOP – the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Collaborative Outreach Programme – is a partnership of universities and colleges from across two counties, working together to raise the aspirations of young people and support them to consider their futures. They aim to inspire and inform young people about their options and encourage them to think about higher education in all forms, including university, college-based higher education, and higher and degree apprenticeships. 

DANCOP provide 1.1 meetings for NGA Sixth Formers and deliver workshops to NGA students to support confidence with interviews and presentation skills.

(Part of the University of Nottingham) 

We have established a successful partnership with IntoUniversity who provide academic support, mentoring and programmes that promote young people’s aspirations. 

As a NGA Sixth Former, there is free support from IntoUniversity throughout the journey with us. 

All students attend a ‘Study Skills Workshop’ to best support note taking and revision across Level 3 subjects. There is also dedicated support for personal statements, which is part of the University Application, if a student wants to apply. We are also provided with a free trip to The University of Nottingham to attend workshops on ‘Meeting new people’ and ‘Student Finance.’  Furthermore, they provide free weekly academic support for homework or studying at both of their centres. Find out more at 

IntoUniversity also provide other opportunities, including paid internships in Law, Asset Management and Banking to undertake during the Summer holidays.

Futures work with individuals and organisations providing advice, guidance and practical support to help people achieve more in their careers and get more from life. 

Futures has worked closely and successfully with NGA Sixth Form for many years and offer 1:1 careers support. Often students who are unsure about their university choices can speak with Futures about other options, including apprenticeships and employment. 

NGA Careers Advisor 

Mrs Saunders is our on-site Careers Advisor and provides excellent information regarding career opportunities. ‘BEE’ (Build Employability Experiences) posters are in all classrooms. BEE moments refer to any link from lessons to a career skill.  

Work experience

To help with careers choices, all Year 12 students are expected to complete a week of work experience in July. This is an excellent opportunity to gain or develop skills in an area of interest and previous students have enjoyed success within health care, education, medicine, charities, law firms, accountancy firms and community leisure centres.