CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance)

Careers Education and Guidance holds an important place in the learning experience of all pupils at the School. A comprehensive programme of development is delivered as a cross-curricular theme and through Careers classes.

  • Head of department Mrs G Rea
  • Teacher in charge of business & education links Ms V Seaton

Careers education holds an important place in the learning experiences of all pupils at this School. A comprehensive programme of development is delivered as a cross-curricular theme, and through Careers classes.

YEAR 9 All pupils attend an annual careers day.

YEAR 10 - An important year in which pupils make decisions on GCSE subjects. Each pupil has a weekly careers lesson Personal interviews with careers staff, at which parents may be present. All parents are invited to attend a talk on GCSE options in the School. Pupils attend the annual Careers Convention.

YEAR 11 All pupils have two days of work experience. All pupils attend an annual Careers Day.

YEAR 12 - Last year of compulsory schooling; pupils must make vital decisions. Each pupil has a weekly careers lesson. Careers Adviser visits the School weekly to advise on post-16 choices. Pupils attend the annual Careers Convention. All pupils have a personal interview with a member of the Careers staff. Parents attend a talk on AS options in the School during the Spring term. Pupils who require extra guidance receive interviews with the Careers Adviser. All pupils attend talks on Labour Market Information.

YEAR 13 Each student has a weekly Careers lesson. Past students return and give first-hand information about their experiences after leaving school. All students are given the opportunity to participate in three days' work shadowing. A conference is held in liaison with Schools/Industry link. Major employers and businesses visit the School to give talks. University and course representatives visit the School regularly to talk about the requirements for entry and courses available. Seminars on particular career areas are held. The department maintain two careers libraries which contained a wide variety of up-to-date literature and resources. Pupils attend the annual Careers Convention.

YEAR 14 Each student has a weekly Careers lesson. Personal interviews are held with each student. Parents were invited to attend a UCAS talk in the School. Detailed guidance was given on completion of UCAS forms and other relevant documentation including other Higher Education Institutions, Colleges of Further Education and employment applications. Year 14 pupils attended a variety of University Open Days.