‘Passion is the difference between having a job or having a career'
During this year the importance of setting targets and how they can help to achieve goals will be explained. Pupils will have the opportunity to explore their own skills and qualities and how these can help in identifying their strengths and possible career interests. They will also have the chance to develop their teamwork skills during charity week planning.
During this year pupils will review target setting and study skills. They will explore Fair trade and how the media represent jobs. They will spend time developing their career research skills, and have an introduction to the Careers section of the Library.
During this year the girls will make some important choices about their GCSE option subjects. Before choosing these subjects they will be given the opportunity to talk to subject staff, as well as L5 (year 10) girls who are already studying that subject. They will also have an interview with the Head of Careers if required, to discuss possible career aspirations and how these might influence their subject choice. They will also be given the opportunity to attend a Careers Convention to discuss career possibilities with employers, universities etc.
During this year the girls will use web-based skills and interests questionnaires, to suggest possible careers linked to their skills and interests. They will consider the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees and be made aware of the laws to protect school age students whilst working. They will also participate in the Sixth Form Taster Day when they are given the opportunity to find out more about A level subjects, as well as life in the Sixth Form. During the day the Head of Careers, Head of Sixth Form, Sixth Form Tutors, as well as Subject Staff, are all available to answer any questions about careers, A level courses, and life in the Sixth form, as are current members of the Sixth form.
During this year the girls will make some important decisions which may affect their future career. We will support and advise them so that they are able to make sensible and informed choices, about their A level subjects or other courses. The girls will have an interview with the Head of Careers, as well as the opportunity to attend the Sixth Form Open Evening and talk to subject staff about A level courses, including the Extended Project Qualification. They will be given advice on how to prepare for an interview and they will also prepare a CV and Personal Statement.