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Careers

The Careers Department, objective is to deliver independent advice to our students so that they can make constructive choices to achieve their aims and ultimately fulfil their ambitions. Independent advice is available throughout the year via the online resources in this section, through the careers section located in both school libraries and through independent advice at certain points of the academic year. All years are encouraged to visit the Careers Library, especially when choosing GCSE , A Level options, and Higher Education Courses.

Websites

There are numerous websites which can offer a range of information in relation to careers and higher education. Please see our links section for both careers and higher education.

The government website for careers guidance is the National Careers Service.

General Information

There are two distinct information areas: The Careers Library (both school libraries) and University Information (Sixth Form Library).

  • The Careers Library has a large selection of books and magazines which are regularly updated, containing information and advice on choices of subjects, how to get into various careers, student finance, scholarships and bursaries, working abroad, voluntary organisations, and much more.

  • The University section contains prospectuses from a wide range of Higher Education institutions, together with information on Open Days, Courses and Gap Year opportunities.

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance

The Careers Department is responsible for the organisation and arranging of various activities in school which includes:

  • Careers Thursdays, where outside speakers talk about their career path and about a particular profession.
  • Careers Interviews in Year 8
  • The Morrisby test in Year 10, (psychometric testing) to support career choices
  • Higher Education Evening in Year 12
  • The 6th Form Practice Interviews which take place at the end of Y12 to help prepare students for forthcoming university or job interviews.
  • The Centigrade test
  • Careers Information is also delivered during PSHE.

 

Mr A.K.J. Carroll

Head of Careers

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