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Jacob de Figueiredo (2013) – post GCSE advice

After studying in the Sixth form, Jacob opted not to apply for higher education but to explore other opportunities towards any career goals he may have aspired to.

After school he managed to get a job at the Creative Advertising agency Grey London which was due to him reaching out and finding an apprenticeship instead of choosing to go to university.

Jacob says that the teaching and learning that he received at Roundwood enabled him to excel above other interviewees in terms of skills that branch outside of academia.

In August 2015, Jacob wrote an article about this which appeared in the Independent newspaper. Although this has links to the 2015 exam results, there is valuable information about choices with a number of individual career progression examples. Click HERE to view: