Taking a Gap Year

Many pupils decide that they wish to take a Gap Year to travel, to gain valuable work experience or to be involved in another project, such as a volunteering opportunity. The Careers Library contains up to date brochures and information from most of the main providers of Gap Year expeditions, trips and opportunities.

There are also resources available to help with securing employment or work placements, some of which are advertised on the department intranet. The intranet page also details a wide range of more specialist Gap Year ventures, offered by smaller companies, or focused on particular subject areas. 

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In the last week of CQ, as part of the University Preparation Programme for First Year Specialists, the school hosts a Futurewise Gap Year and Careers Fair, and any pupil considering a gap year is encouraged to attend. 

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