Choices, choices, choices!
With so much to think about when it comes to choosing the next steps, here is what we’re doing in school to try and help students with choosing their career pathway.
This is a critical time for many of our students who are considering their choices for the future. With so many courses, qualifications and pathways on offer, this can be a confusing time.
Here are some key dates for your calendar that should help students with their decision making about careers:
Week commencing Monday 14 November: 6th Form Focus Week for Year 11 (Teachers will highlight to Year 11 the courses on offer in their subject area)
Wednesday 16 November 6 – 8pm: 6th Form Open Evening
Thursday 24 November 4 – 7pm: Careers Fair (Open to all) /Academic Monitoring Evening for Year 10, 11 and 13
Monday 5 December: Deadline for Nailsea School 6th Form Applications
Thursday 12 January 4 – 7pm: Year 9 Parents Evening (Parent/carer appointments with current teachers of year 9)
Thursday 19 January 6 – 8pm: Year 9 ‘Guided Choices Evening’ (Students and their parents/carers will be able to browse subject displays and discuss courses with subject staff)
Thursday 2nd February 4 – 7pm: Year 10 Parents Evening (Parent/carer appointments with current teachers of year 10)
Thursday 9th February 4 – 7pm: Academic Monitoring Evening for Years 7, 8, 9 and 12.
Year 10 and 11
On Thursday 3rd November, parents of Year 10 and 11 students were invited to attend an information evening outlining different levels of qualifications and possible pathways available once students complete their current courses. Click here to see the PowerPoint presentation from the evening. parents-careers-information-evening-3rd-nov-2016
Year 10 and 11 students have also had an assembly about their post-16 options.
It was clear from speaking to parents at the information evening that there is a great deal of confusion about what is out there for students so we thought it would be helpful to address some of the most frequently asked questions.
Year 9 students will be choosing their options during Term 3 and in order to prepare them for such an important decision, we have devoted a whole Citizenship Day to helping them consider their skills, likes and dislikes and working preferences along with researching possible careers and getting to grips with what qualifications and skills they need to pursue their chosen professions. As part of the day, they are required to explore multiple ways of getting into the career they are researching to demonstrate the many different progression routes within industries.
Click here to see their year-9-futures-work-booklet