At Royal High School Bath, we understand the importance of talking to our students about their future as early as possible and encouraging them to explore the possibilities and options available to them. We want our students to excel in life but also find a path that inspires them and allows them to make their mark on the world in their way.
Our careers programme addresses the individual needs of every girl, enabling them to make bold, informed choices about their future. Please see our Careers Pathway further down this page for an overview of how we support our students from Prep to Sixth Form.
This is done through:
- Personal guidance: In-house one-to-one careers guidance is available every week of term from our Head of Careers, Mrs Whalley, who is a Level 6 Qualified Careers Adviser. This is available to support any girl in the Senior School but is focused on Years 10-13.
- Exposure to a wide variety of careers: Insight into different careers is gained through events with inspiring figures from a variety of industries. Support for finding holiday work placements for girls in Year 10 and 12 is provided through RSHE lessons and individual guidance sessions.
- Access to the Girls’ Day School Trust resources: The GDST runs an extensive programme of workshops and experiences throughout the year, recent examples are virtual career seminars with sector experts, advice sessions on applying to overseas universities, and the workshop series ‘Oxbridge on Track.’ Sixth formers can take advantage of ‘Rungway,’ a mentoring app that connects our Sixth Form students with GDST alumnae mentors and provides an opportunity to ask questions about university, career paths and different industries.
- On leaving the sixth form, girls will join the GDST Alumnae Network ‘GDST Life’. The largest organisation of its kind in the country, GDST Life gives our girls access to over 70,000 GDST alumnae who can offer help, advice and work experience opportunities in almost any sector. GDST Life is a unique resource that our girls can utilise throughout their career.
- Developing employability skills: All girls will need these in order to flourish in their chosen career. Employability skills are introduced through the RSHE curriculum, starting in Year 7.
The careers programme is designed to support girls at key points of transition, whether it is choosing GCSE options, Sixth Form subject choices, university or employment decisions.
Tailored personal guidance
Our Head of Careers, Melanie Whalley, is available to students to offer individual career advice and guidance such as helping students access networking opportunities, work experience and looking at which careers would suit different skill sets.
A network of alumnae and professionals
We are constantly building our network of professionals from alumnae, parent body, staff and contacts to give students access to information and experiences related to careers.
A significant benefit of being part of the Girls' Day School Trust is the access to the GDST-wide events and opportunities on offer designed to give students an insight into different career options.