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We recognise the importance of preparing our girls for Sixth Form and University in September. With this in mind, we have created a set of online programmes for Year 11 and Year 13 to attend after the half-term break.

We want girls to feel confident and prepared for their next steps be that education or work. The online programmes aim to provide both subject-specific inspiration and support the core skills they will require moving forward.

Year 11 Enrichment and A Level Preparation 2020

  • Five Subject Courses
    • These courses aim to provide academic enrichment alongside a tailored A Level/Post 16 preparation programme for Year 11 girls. Each girl will need to choose five subjects
  • Core Skills
    • As part of ‘Careers and Navigating the Job Market’ girls will learn the key skills needed to start a successful career
  • OGA Lectures
    • Talks and advice from some of our most inspirational Old Girls
  • Extended Project Qualifications
    • This is a foundation programme introducing the skills required for an Extended Project Qualification

Year 11 Enrichment and A Level Preparation

Year 13 University Preparation Course 2020

  • University Preparation
    • A selection of 15 bespoke courses mirrored on the university choices of our Year 13 girls
  • Core Skills
    • Split into two sections topics covered include ‘Careers and Navigating the Job Market’ and ‘Taking Care of Ourselves at University
  • OGA Lectures
    • Talks and advice from some of our most inspirational Old Girls

Year 13 University Preparation Courses

 

OGA Lectures

As part of the OGA Lecturers for both Year 11 and 13 we are delighted to confirm the following Old Girls will be speaking:

Sarah Austin (1987 leaver)

Sarah was the youngest ever female director of Baring Asset Management in the early 2000s. After starting her family, she set up the Really Helpful Club which now has over 15,000 members: it is an online and offline network that connects its members socially and professionally.

They run many professional networking events, as well as a Back to Work programme to help talented women who want to return to work after having children to find a role that best suits their skill set and lifestyle.

Janice Lee Fang (1998 leaver)

Janice, based in Singapore, is the former Regional Communications Lead at TripAdvisor, and is now Asia Pacific Head of Communications at Spotify.

She worked in journalism prior to those roles and is now able to combine her love of hi-tech with writing.

Sue Forbes (1981 leaver)

Sue has had a fascinating career, which spans three completely different sectors. She joined the RAF after University as an Engineer Officer and was the first woman ever to receive the Queens Medal for the most outstanding Officer Cadet in the year.

She then decided to move on and pursue a career in Silicon Valley, working for McKinsey as a Management Consultant and then for various high-tech companies, starting in Product Management.

After 17 years she decided it was time for another change, and made her lifelong love of travelling and cameras into her job, becoming a nature photographer. She now visits countries all over the world, including some of the most remote areas, to capture moments on film. She was featured in the Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.