Careers & Choosing GCSEs & A-LEVELs
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Careers Education begins in Year 7 and is part of the PSHE & Citizenship programme. In Years 7 & 8, pupils with take part in assemblies and careers activities as an introduction to ‘The World of Work’.
In Year 9, during ICT lessons, pupils are introduced to Morrisby Careers; a suite of online careers materials. This work informs GCSE options and choices, and pupils may also arrange a meeting with Mrs Lawrence, the Careers Adviser, to obtain advice on how a career choice might determine which subjects to study at GCSE, A-level and beyond.
At the end of Year 10, Morrisby Profiling is undertaken; building and extending upon the previous Morrisby Careers work to establish an individual's key strengths and match these to prospective careers. This psychometric profiling informs individual Careers Meetings with the Careers Adviser that take place at the beginning of Year 11.
After Christmas in Year 11, each pupil receives an individualised Morrisby Report, based on the Profile and what was discussed at their Year 11 Careers Meeting. This may be used to inform Sixth Form choices. The careers information in these reports covers apprenticeships and vocational pathways as well as university and the professions.
Work Experience Week takes place after GCSEs in late June and is an important element of the Careers Programme, providing the opportunity for pupils to sample a week with an employer, to explore the world of work in general or to check out a particular chosen career path.
A-level subject choices
For information and advice on selecting A-level subjects, please click here to access the Sixth Form CAREERS, UCAS & SUBJECT CHOICES page.
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GENERAL CAREERS INFORMATION
Careers Teaching staff
Head of Department: Mrs E Lawrence BA, PG Dip (Careers Guidance)