In Years 10 and 11, a session on networking kick starts the year and our girls experience the buzz of high calibre work through our work experience and volunteering programme. Our emphasis is on supporting each student to find her own placement, while providing plenty of contacts to kick-start the process. CV and letter writing workshops, psychometric tests, interviews and career sessions led by experienced careers guidance experts add to the mix. Our Careers Day in the Summer Term of Year 10 gives girls a sense of the thrill of team building. We encourage students to think imaginatively about their work experience, but alert to the demands of, for example, medical and veterinary medical schools, so that they get the necessary experiences before application.