Careers Education

Careers Education

In addition to providing an overview of the range of careers and courses available to young people, the Careers Department offers support and guidance to students selecting their GCSE and A level options in order to maximise their future opportunities.

Careers is taught as a curriculum subject in Years 10 and 12, and is also an integral part of the PSHE and Study Skills programme in Years 9 and 11. Our Head of Careers is a registered member of the Career Development Institute.

The curriculum is divided into three strands:

Career Curriculum
Career Exploration

Students will learn how to research effectively and identify appropriate university courses that will lead to the career of their choice. They will identify which additional activities, work experience, reading material and test preparation is required, as well as an understanding of the job application process.

Students will gain a better understanding of the wide range of opportunities available to them and keep up to date with employment trends.

During the Careers Project and Presentation Task in Year 10, students are able to demonstrate their aspiration for a particular career and the goals they have set themselves in order to achieve this

Self-Development

We empower young people to plan and manage their own careers, identifying their strengths and weaknesses and to recognise the skills and qualifications they will need to develop.

We encourage students to raise their aspirations and provide regular support and guidance

Career Management

We ensure that students are prepared for their A level choices and have a development plan in place for the future. This includes choosing appropriate subjects and planning work experience.

Assessments are set in Years 10 and 12 to support their decision making process.

Careers Library

The Careers Library offers a wealth of resources from university prospectuses and degree subject guides to colourful careers brochures and networked computers with specialist careers programmes.

The Library is open from 8:30am until 5:30pm every day and all students, parents and staff are welcome to utilise the available materials.

Please print information regarding our Careers Education.

Careers Fairs 2018

Please click here to view our Year 10 Careers Fair Programme

Please click here to view our Years 9 to 13 NHS Careers Fair Programme