Dover College, Effingham Crescent, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom, CT17 9RH
Students at Dover College receive a high level of guidance to help them plan their futures, and this has led, year on year, to ongoing success in relation to students’ destinations. With over 80% of our students going to university directly from school our Pathway to University is a definite success. Whilst most of our students choose to stay in the UK to study their degrees, university destinations include those in Europe, the USA and beyond.
Not all of those wanting to study for a degree go directly from their sixth form studies. Our Pathway to Gap Year programme enables students to get detailed planning support for their gap years. Students have gone on to travel, completed voluntary opportunities or tried the workplace before going on to complete their degree.
Our success rate for students going on to apprenticeships or the workplace is equally high. Students have moved into the competitive financial sectors, education, hospitality, sports and leisure and many other sectors.
For those going into highly competitive careers or degrees we have a very high level of success with specialist preparation programmes for all students who need that extra level of support in their career planning.
For detailed information about our students’ destinations please use these links:
Our Careers programme ensures all pupils:
All pupils are entitled to, and will receive:
The Gatsby Benchmarks
The objectives of our Careers programme are mapped against the Gatsby Foundation Benchmarks of Good Careers Guidance and are as follows:
We have developed our careers provision over the last 18 months to ensure that we meet, and continue to meet all eight of the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Impact Measurement & Evaluation
We continually measure and assess the impact of our careers programme by collecting and evaluating feedback from a variety of stakeholders including pupils, staff, parents, and providers.
A programme of monitoring and self-assessment is in place and the careers provision is reviewed annually using collected data and the Compass evaluation tool. We measure the effectiveness of the programme with reference to our destinations data in comparison to national and equivalent figures.
We are currently working towards the Investor in Careers Quality in Careers Award which will ensure excellence in provision for all our pupils.