Joining the GDST Network
Join the family
As a member of the Croydon High Sixth Form, you also join the wider GDST family of schools which provides unique opportunities for career support and guidance, GDST-wide events and networking. There are advisers for every type of career or higher education pathway and a 70,000 strong network of GDST alumnae, all available to help at the click of a button on the Rungway App and on GDST Life, our new social and professional network..
Ensuring GDST Sixth Formers are Real World Ready
The GDST Limitless Learning programme was devised by Croydon High’s own Headmistress, Emma Pattison, as part of the response to the significant challenges faced by Upper Sixth students in the summer of 2020. It was so successful and had such a positive impact on all who were involved, that it has become an established part of the sixth form offering here at Croydon High and throughout the GDST network.
Limitless Learning harnesses the power of the GDST network to enhance what individual schools are able to offer. It comprises a number of bespoke initiatives all delivered digitally using videoconferencing. Courses available include university-style academic seminars, seminars targeting A* at A level, sessions supporting Oxbridge applications and ‘real world ready’ modules which take in a range of topics from learning the basics of a language, finance and leadership. All courses enhance the Sixth Form experience and help prepare students for life after school. All sessions are facilitated and led by high-calibre teaching staff and experts from across our family of schools and our supportive alumnae body.
Inspiring future changemakers
Croydon High’s Upper Sixth students have access to a range of targeted careers activities, too. The Real Models Careers Talk series features successful women from a range of professional backgrounds sharing their personal stories and advice, whilst the Careers Start Live sessions engage students in debate and discussion around how they can gain and develop the skills, experience and leadership qualities that employers are looking for.
The annual Inspiring Changemakers Programme event also features online workshops and presentations from an array of high-profile and dynamic women sharing their professional and personal experiences to motivate our students.
At a GDST Sixth Form, you are one of a kind, part of the family.