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Year 12 and 13 Careers education programme

The Year 12 and 13 Careers education programme will help you to:

  • Understand more about yourself (self-development)
  • Know where to look for useful information (careers exploration)
  • Plan for the future (career management)

Within this programme, you will cover the following key areas:

  • Post 18 Options
  • Identifying where you are with your plans
  • Action planning
  • Careers exploration through KUDOS/Eclips
  • Changes in the Job Market
  • Personal learning and thinking skills
  • Money matters
  • Student finance
  • Making applications and covering letters
  • Making a CV
  • Interview preparation
  • Mock interview
  • Personal statement writing
  • UCAS
  • Making the right course/university choices
  • Alternatives to HE
  • Applying for a job
  • Work experience
  • Reviewing action plan

In addition, you will also receive the following support:

Assemblies about Different Post 18 pathways (University and apprenticeships etc.)

One to one Tutorials – During afternoon registrations you will have the opportunity to have a one to one interview with your Academic tutor who will discuss with you matters of importance at that time.

Form time – students will be set tasks, discussion points or share experiences (of open days, interviews etc.) during afternoon registrations to enhance their preparation for their individual post 18 pathway.

Progression interviews – All Year 13 pupils will receive a number of interviews throughout this very important time. The nature of these interviews will be determined by the student. For instance, this could be a UCAS interview, Personal statement support session, careers guidance interview or focussed on searching for apprenticeships or employment.