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City of London

School for girls

 “Highly effective careers guidance underpins the choices pupils make for the next stage of their education.”

ISI Report 2015

The Careers department at City is very active and provides Careers Education and Guidance throughout the school to support each girls' preparation for working life. We aim to develop the girl's knowledge and experience of opportunities in education, training and employment, so that they can make informed decisions regarding their future.

Higher Education

During Year 12 and Year 13 the Careers department at CLSG offers girls a comprehensive course of preparation for entrance to a whole range of top universities. This programme covers a number of different features from an introduction to Higher Education and UCAS in Year 12,  through to acceptance of a place in Year 13. We run a  Higher Education Evening for parents and pupils in Year 12 during which Admissions Tutors from a large number of distinguished institutions visit the school to answer girls’ and parents’ queries. Tutors attend from King’s College, Imperial, LSE, UCL and the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

The Sixth Form Careers course is delivered through PSCHEE classes and assemblies, where Admissions Tutors and other external speakers are invited into school. All girls will receive an induction into the concept of university and the type of questions they need to be asking themselves in terms of decision making.


Life After City

The Careers department also organises half termly ‘Life after City’ career talks for Year 9 to Year 13 through PSCHEE. In addition, there is a biannual Careers Convention held for Year 9 and above, where girls are able to speak to a huge range of employers about their work, as well as the opportunity to network for work experience placements.

Talks in the Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 Terms include

  • New York University and its international campuses in Dubai, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi
    Mikael Perreau, Senior International Admissions Officer for NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Women in Construction
    Mr Dermot Keane, Project Manager, Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd
  • Sydney University
    Mr Tom Marr, Recruitment Assistant (Europe)
  • STEM Careers
    Ms Susannah Wood, Chief Marketing Officer, Solarcentury
    Crossrail : Female engineers 
  • CLOGA Event
    Old girls, various industries and careers
  • Careers in Finance and Tech
    Anthony Roberts, Managing Director, BlackRock
  • American University Sporting Scholarships
    Rob Thomas, Sporting Elite
  • Careers in Fashion
    Zoe Souter, Marketing Manager, Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design
  • A story from bedroom to boardroom
    Jules Coleman,
  • Gap Year Projects
    Costanza Sinibaldi, Events and Outreach Officer, Frontier/The Society for Environmental Exploration
Careers Committee

There is an active Careers Committee formed of Year 12 girls which offers them the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with regards to events planning and organisation both for CLSG students and parents, as well for those in our East London Consortium partnership schools. 

Careers Education for girls in Years 8 - 11

All Year 11 girls undertake work experience after their GCSEs, and the Careers department is able to offer assistance with the organisation of this if required. In Year 10, girls take part in ‘City Girls in the City’ and are given a selection of programmes to choose from in order to find out more about different types of jobs. This year the choice included Banking in the City, Law in the City, Publishing in the City, Science in the City and Art in the City. Girls were able to visit a number of institutions and workplaces to find out more about their chosen area.

In Year 9, girls take part in 'City Girls in the Arts' and participate in a film day, during which they produce their own films and find out more about Careers in the Arts. In Year 8, girls take part in ‘Take you daughters to work day’ and 'City Girls in Science Day', during which last year students took part in STEM based engineering workshops at Imperial and UCL. 

Careers Award

The School holds the national 'Investors in Careers' Award for excellence in Careers Education and Guidance.

Further information
Should you wish to find out more about the work of the Careers department here at CLSG please contact us on:

Ms Perkins, Head of Careers

Miss Pym, Assistant Head of Careers,