Careers & Choosing GCSEs, BTECs & A-levels
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 Miss Monk, 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.
WORK EXPERIENCE & OTHER INFORMATION ON PADLET
Our Careers Advisor has curated some fantastic careers content and information on padlet.com for pupils in Years 10 and above. This includes information on virtual work experience opportunities as well as summer schools. Click on the link below to access the content on our Padlet resource landing page.
CREATIVE CAREERS OPPORTUNITIES & INFORMATION ON ERIC
The ERIC App (free to download on the App Store or Get it on Google Play) helps young people discover thousands of opportunities, and connect with the hundreds of companies that create them. Focussing on the creative industries, the App provides information on; internships, courses, events, training schemes, workshops, mentoring schemes, apprenticeships, competitions, work experience, runner roles, grants and upskilling initiatives.
The creative industries ERIC focuses on are; Advertising, Marketing and PR, Arts & Culture, Design, Digital & Social Media, Fashion, Film & TV, Gaming, Music, Podcasts & Radio, Photography & Videography, Publishing, Theatre & Performing Arts, Writing & Journalism, VFX & Animation.
Click below to access the ERIC website for further details.
The School has partnered with the INVESTIN organisation that offer 'life-changing, immersive career programmes for ages 12-18'. Click HERE to visit their website for details of the many weekend and summer programmes they offer.
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.
Guide to Sixth Form & A-level Options for September 2023Exploring Apprenticeships UCAS Researching UniversitiesUCAS Tariff
GENERAL CAREERS INFORMATION
Careers Teaching staff
Head of Department: Miss R Monk BA, PG Dip (Careers Guidance)