Careers, Guidance and Advice

On the 5th February we will be holding a careers, guidance and advice morning to support all year 12 and 13 students as they consider their post 18 options. The morning will include 3 sessions focusing on:

Session 1: Post-18 Options: A Presentation Explaining Pathways at 18.

(Focus Group:  All of Y12 and  Y13)


All students to gain a better understanding of all routes available to them and possible advantages and disadvantages of each option.


Session 2: Careers Exploration 

(Focus Group: All of Y12 and  Y13)


 i) To understand what skills and qualities are needed for progression into work or higher education and to be able to identify skills and qualities within ourselves.

ii) To be able to use a range of resources to research employment sectors and to generate ideas about their future.


Session 3: Alternatives to University 

(Focus Group: All of Y12 and  Y13 not applying to University (or seeking an alternative))


To enable students to consider the range of options available to them if they do not want to go to University, and to be able to use tools to research opportunities, including:

Apprenticeships and Traineeships, Gap Year, Sponsored degrees / School Leaver Programmes, Other Education (includes College Higher Education, College Further Education, distance learning, part-time learning) and Employment.

Students will present back on a 'live' opportunity.


Please note normal lessons will be collapsed on the morning of the 5th February to enable all students to participate and gain from this invaluable opportunity. Also, for those Y12 students focused on Higher Education, there are additional HE research sessions arranged for the Curriculum Focus Day (9th March). These will include a 'Why Go/Employability Benefits of HE' talk from the University of the West of England.