P Murray
Mr P. Murray
S McNulty
Mrs S. McNulty,

Mrs C. McKeever
General aims

Careers Education extends throughout the school and has the aims of assisting pupils to know themselves better, to be aware of education, training and career opportunities and to make the transition  form school to adult life.

Key Stage 3

Year 8

Yr 8 pupils begin to examine their own skills and qualities, consider local and global employment opportunities and learn about the changing world of work.

Year 9

In Year 9 the focus of the Employability programme investigates aspects of enterprise and entrepreneurship

Year 10

The focus of Employability is preparation for GCSE choices.  Students are introduced to the idea of Personal Career Plans.  Guidance interviews for pupils and parents about GCSE choices are offered along with a parental evening concerning GCSE choices.

Key Stage 4

Year 11

Timetabled classes of careers are given.  During these classes, students identify career areas they are interested in.  Year 11 students undertake relevant work experience, they are made aware of the range of qualification open to them after their GCSEs and how to access labour market information.

Year 12

In year 12 students prepare for post 16 education, training or employment by becoming familiar with application forms and interview techniques.  Advisers from the Careers service interview all students who require their help.

Post 16

Guidance interviews, work placements, mock interviews, university visits and talks by visiting speakers.  Particular attention is paid to the development of on-line resources to make students aware of post 18 choices.

Extra-curricular activities

Individual pupils can seek guidance from careers staff as they feel necessary.  School careers staff also offer a post-results advice service for years 12 – 14.

Career opportunities

Web sites to consider