Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
Have a look at the following links:
National Careers Service (NCS) – The NCS provides information, advice and guidance to help students make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice, and is supported by qualified careers advisers. The NCS has a number of specific aims to help students with careers decisions and planning; support students in reviewing skills and abilities and develop new goals; enable students to make the best use of high quality career related tools. Click here to find out more information.
My Career Springboard– My Career Springboard is an essential FREE careers guidance tool for school and college students. Click here for more information.
AllAboutSchoolLeavers– This is another free website which is worth looking at. It contains articles with useful advice on a number of career related issues and plenty of job postings and work opportunities. Click here to have a look.
icould.com– This site offers information about ideas for students’ futures with free career videos, job information, plus advice on career options and the world of work. Click here for further information.
YouTube Videos – This section contains a selection of videos on Careers related topics.
Success at School Careers– Click here for more information. This site offers career advice for schools, colleges and students aged 13-19. Search jobs, advice & find out about employers, work experience, courses and career choices.
Barclays Life Skills
This website has a lot of useful tips on employability skills, which many employers view as being equally important as qualifications when they recruit potential employees. The website is designed to help young people develop the key skills and mindset as they transition from education into the 21st century workplace. Click here for further information.
Information about Apprenticeships
Have a look at these links for comprehensive information about apprenticeships.
Post 18 Information
The purpose of this section is to give students, who are certain that they are not going to be applying to a HE institution, information about their options when they leave school. This information is intended to supplement information contained in the Apply booklet, which is usually distributed to students in March of Year 12.
Each year over 90% of our students apply to university. Guidance for university applications commences in earnest in Term 6 of Year 12. A number of presentations are made by both internal staff and external speakers on a variety of different topics, including:
- Why go to university?
- How to choose the subjects to study?
- How to choose what universities to apply to?
- Writing strong university applications
- Writing personal statements
- Student finance
By the end of Term 6 in Year 12 students should have:
- drawn up a shortlist of university courses and submitted it to their tutor
- registered with UCAs and started work on their application form
- drafted a Personal Statement and submitted it to their form tutor
Making the UCAS Application
Students should make use of the notes and links below to complete their application form. Students need the school buzzword which will be given in Term 6. If students are applying for courses that make offers based on UCAS points, then you must make sure you know how the UCAS tariff system works. An A* is worth 56 points, A 48 points, B 40 points, C 32 points, D 24 points and E 16 points.
Further information can be found by clicking on the following links:
UCAS 2020 Checklist– copy and paste the “UCAS 2019 Checklist” Word document (ditto)
This UCAS parent guide provides a wealth of information about university applications- a must for both students and parents.