Careers Education, Advice & Guidance

Helping Students To Make Their Own Decisions In Life

Careers education plays a significant role in the full development of our pupils. The aim of the careers team is to provide information on, and knowledge of, a wide range of career paths, and to enhance pupils’ awareness
of their achievements, skills, qualities and capabilities.

Routine careers advice is offered to all pupils in Years 11 and 12 with the emphasis being on helping them to make their own decisions in life. The expertise of our teaching staff is supplemented by the Careers Adviser from the Department for the Economy, who visits the school weekly to give any practical help necessary. A wide range of careers talks and visits involving a variety of outside agencies and companies provide a vibrant and dynamic addition to the careers curriculum.

Our Year 11 pupils spend an extremely beneficial week in the summer term on work experience, and our Year 12 pupils also take part in simulated interviews which are an invaluable opportunity to gain experience of interviewing for the world of work. Importantly, our Year 10 pupils begin the process of personal career planning through the Learning for Life and Work curriculum which is continued into Senior School in addition to designated careers time.