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10 to 6 Day: the start of an important journey for Year 10 students

Last week Year 10 students attended an off-timetable ‘10 to 6 Day’.  This marked the start of an important journey for them on which they will, with our support, focus on exploring their career and Higher Education aspirations and build a sixth form programme of study to support their aspirations.  

During the day students took part in a wide variety of sessions.  There was the opportunity to: 

  • Learn about post TGS pathways from alumni, including those who are now studying medicine, psychology, economics, law and a degree apprenticeship. 

  • Be guided by current sixth formers, alumni and staff on selecting university courses. Guidance on applying to specific university courses and destinations, including Oxbridge, was provided. 

  • Enjoy taster sessions of subjects offered in the sixth form including Japanese, Philosophy, Psychology and Economics. 

  • Find out about the IB Diploma Core (Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay and Creativity Activity Service) via a range of workshops led by staff and Sixth Form students. 

  • Try out ‘Sport Friday’ activities and spend time in the IBarn (our dedicated Sixth Form centre). 

In the evening students returned to school at '10 to 6' with their parents and carers for a presentation providing more information about the support available to them, building a sixth form programme of study and the TGS sixth form experience.  

Students commented:  

It was very informative and interesting and was nice to have the input of a former student and sixth form students. 

Careers in medicine session. 

I really enjoyed it and am considering taking Psychology in the Sixth Form. 

Psychology session. 

I enjoyed it very very much! It explained everything we needed to know in a fun, engaging way, and encouraged me to pursue it for Sixth Form. 

Philosophy session. 

We were given a general overview of the legal system and then took part in a mini mooting. I really enjoyed it and found it very informative. 

Law session 

We talked about what is involved for medicine at uni and attempted some UCAT questions. I was very helpful and informative, I did enjoy it.

Careers in medicine session. 

Was very fun, enjoyed it a lot.

Japanese session 

I love coming back to Tonbridge Grammar School and several years on I remember the school fondly and with more appreciation now than then, perhaps! I was glad to be able to give the students I spoke to an insight to my post school pathway and my current role.  Please ask me again.