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.
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.
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.
The Careers Department is responsible for the organisation and arranging of various activities in school
It is a statutory requirement for maintained schools and academies to provide Years 8-11 with the opportunity to access information regarding technical education qualifications and apprenticeships. Students will be given the opportunity to gain an insight into the work of professionals and apprentices from industries and providers during a range of initiatives including but not limited to the Year 8 Careers interview programme, the Year 11 interview programme and at a wide range of after school careers events which include:
Mrs Z. Ward
Head of Careers