Careers

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

    Careers Entitlement

    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.

Careers Library

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.

We help students to...

  • research their ideas.
  • identify their aims, learn to set targets and plan their future.
  • complete any application forms for Sixth Form and College places.
  • find employment and training opportunities if they do not wish to continue academic education.
  • learn how to use computer software to identify strengths and weaknesses.
  • learn how to research the reference material to identify the best opportunities for their future.
  • put them in direct contact with the agencies who can help them in their next steps.

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.