Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

Careers Education and Guidance is delivered from Year 7 onwards through a range of activities including curriculum enrichment days and other extra-curricular events and activities to help you make good choices for yourself.  These activities will include a focus on the personal qualities and relevant GCSE subjects that you should be considering for any potential career choice

Mrs. Gough (Work Related Learning and Careers adviser) is a fully qualified, Level 6 Careers Adviser and is in the school on Mondays to Thursdays providing careers advice and guidance meetings for pupils; and is also available to answer general questions during lunchtimes that you may have about careers. She can be contacted via the school email and telephone number below.

In Year 10 you will take part in work experience for 2 weeks. Work experience is a challenging time as it will give you a definite taste of what it is like to be in the world of work.  Year 10 is also an important time to be gathering information about yourself and possible future careers.  Although your ideas may change several times, you will begin to realise the value of keeping your option choices as wide as possible in order to accommodate any changes.  

In Year 11, you will be making important decisions about your choice of study post -16 and here you will realise the value of having a tutor and subject staff who know you well and will guide you and encourage you in your research.  You will have the opportunity to learn about the range of qualifications available and the type of Further Education and Higher Education routes that might be right for you. You will also be able to book a careers appointment via your Tutor or by yourselves during break or lunch times in the new Careers Office in the Science Department. Please remember to always discuss any information and advice you receive with your parents/carers. 

Information, advice and careers guidance will continue throughout the Sixth Form with guest speakers, a Higher Education event, visits to universities and PSHE sessions in support of preparation for job and university applications. Sixth Form students can also speak to Mrs. Gough for advice on the differing courses available and many other aspects of life as a young person.

Resources and help are also available in the Careers and Student Support area in South Block to ensure that any decisions you are making about your education at 14, 16 and 18 are well informed ones. To further assist with this there is career related information on our school website on the Work Related Learning (WRL) page now under the Curriculum menu. 

Here are some useful websites to help with career exploration and research, however there is more information on the school website:

Telephone: 023 80328200 Email: