Welcome to your future
Welcome to the page which provides access to a wealth of information on the careers work of the school and about careers in general. The following information and research material can be found here:
- How the careers programme fits into the school’s PSHE programme.
- Information about Years 9 – 11 events in the Careers calendar.
- An overview of the Careers Library to see what is on offer.
- Use of careers software to explore careers ideas.
Mrs Williamson – Head of Careers
All students will ….
- receive a planned programme of Careers Education as an integral part of their Personal & Social Education programme.
- have access to the Careers Library and will receive guidance on how to access information from year 9 onwards.
- have access to computer based careers information and training on its retrieval.
- receive guidance on their GCSE Option choices in Years 8 and 9.
- have the opportunity to take part in Take Our Sons/Daughters To Work day in year 9.
- take part in ‘A Day in the World of Work’in year 9.
- take part in a two week block placement of Work Experience in the summer term of Year 10.
- be given the information to receive information and guidance from the Careers Advisor in Years 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 through individual and/or group interviews.
- have access to a Careers Advisor at Years 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 Parents’ Evenings, with parents.
- have access to a Careers Advisor at Year 8 and 9 Options Evenings and Year 10 and 11 Parents’ Evenings, with parents.
- receive information and guidance on Options Post 16.
- be informed of job vacancies, where relevant, in Years 11, 12 and 13.
Helping students make decisions about their future, the Careers Library is a multi media research environment.
The following resources are available in the Careers Library:
KUDOS – Let the computer help you decide what kind of a person you are, what your special interests are, and what sort of career you would be suited to.
DVDs – these can either be viewed in the Interview Room, or taken home on a short-term loan. We have many titles ranging from Animal Care to IT, the Armed Forces to the Travel Industry.
REFERENCE BOOKS – a wide range of reference books about employment, higher and further education, choosing GCSEs, A Levels, and many, many more. We also have Prospectuses for each of the Universities and Colleges in the UK.
STAFF – Mrs Williamson is Head of Careers and the Work Experience Co-ordinator. She is based in the Careers Library and is there daily to help students access information and research their ideas.
CAREERS ENTITLEMENT – Every student is entitled to a specified level of careers education and guidance. The Careers Entitlement document is displayed in the Careers Library and forms an integral part of school policy.
Careers Work From Year 9
We begin careers education in Year 9 with a Careers Carousel which offers students sessions on using the Careers Library, using the software available to them and choosing their subjects for GCSE. They also take part in a Day in the World of Work lots of work related activities hosted by local employers and Take our Sons/Daughters to Work.
SCC: Youth Support
CASCAID and Kudos – Get password from Mrs Williamson
National Careers Service
Info on all University Courses
Push Online Guide to UK Universities
What University? – Uni Information
Careers Database – Get password from Mrs Williamson
Career gateway to your future
Parent Adviser All the info you could need – league tables, finance, courses etc
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There are many events throughout the year. Below, a timetable for a year in careers gives general guidance on what to expect and when:
September – 10 parents Careers and Work Experience presentation evening.
September / October – 11 students have weekly PSHE sessions focusing on Records of Achievement, post-16 options and decision making. Careers guidance interviews begin for Year 11 students. Sessions on writing letters of application are run during PSHE for Year 10 students. Year 13 students not applying to university have a series of Employability Skills workshops during PSHE.
January – Work Experience placements are advertised for Year 10 students. Careers Carousel begins for Year 9 students, introducing them to Careers Education and opportunities.
strong>February – Allocation of Work Experience placements for Year 10. Year 11 students apply to Sixth Forms and Colleges, if appropriate. Year 10 have sessions on preparing for interviews during PSHE.
March – Work Experience Mock Interviews for Year 10. Parents and employers advised of Work Experience placements.
April – ‘Take Your Son/Daughter to Work’ day for Year 9.
May – Year 10 students attend Work Experience interviews and meetings. Preparation for Work Experience begins in PSHE lessons. ‘Day in the World of Work’ for the whole of Year 9 students – employment situations recreated in school.
June – Year 11 students take GCSEs.
July – Work Experience fortnight. Students are visited at their placements. A debriefing meeting takes place on their return to school during the last few days of the Summer Term.
August – Year 11, 12 and 13 students receive their GCSE/A Level results and make final plans for their next stage of education, training or employment.