Careers Education (Information, Advice and Guidance)
Miss Keegan, Mr Fish
Our promise to students in Years 10 and 11
Your Careers programme will help you to:
+ Understand yourself, your interests, likes and dislikes, what you are good at and how this affects the choices you make
+ Find out about different courses, what qualifications you might need and what opportunities there might be
+ Develop the skills you may need for working life
+ Make realistic, but ambitious, choices about courses and jobs
+ Develop a plan of action for the future
+ Understand the different routes after Year 11 and Year 13 including training and apprenticeships, further and higher education and employment
+ Be able to make effective applications for training and apprenticeships, further and higher education and employment
+ Develop your interview skills
+ Improve your confidence
You will receive:
+ Careers activities or opportunities in lessons and form time
+ Access to Careers Information resources via a range of media such as the school’s Careers website: thorpecareersportal.info, your year group’s Careers NewsFeed (Google Classroom) and local and national websites such as helpyouchoose.org and the National Careers Service.
+ Guidance interviews from a qualified Careers specialist should you wish one
+ A range of experiences of work and opportunities to meet employers inside and outside of the classroom
You can expect to be:
+ Treated equally with others
+ Given Careers information and advice that is up to date and impartial
+ Treated with respect by visitors to the school who are part of the Careers programme
+ Given extra help if you have additional or special educational needs
The school Careers Advisor has bases across both sites of the school and appointments can be booked via https://thorpecareersportal.info/careers-interviews/.
For a flavour of some of the courses and apprenticeships that are available to young people after GCSEs, please take a look at helpyouchoose.org.
For studying opportunities at 18, please take a look at UCAS. The subject guide is extensive.
Your future, your choice
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