Over the course of Key Stage 4, boys are offered a range of opportunities to further develop their understanding of their personal strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes and will have the chance to explore how these relate to possibilities for further study and to longer term career plans.
During the course of the School year, the Careers department run occasional lunch-time talks covering a range of careers-related topics. In previous years, talks have covered Law, Accountancy, Advanced Apprenticeships, Motorsports, Architecture and Careers in Agricultural Science. These are advertised via form tutors and wherever possible, the team try to accommodate requests from boys.
Two large and popular events biennially are held every October – the Careers Dinner and the Careers Convention.
Towards the end of Year 10, boys will have their first contact with the Independent Schools Careers Organisation (ISCO) when they complete the Futurewise psychometric profile test. This comprehensive assessment on each boy’s abilities and potential also offers the opportunity for him to include information on personal likes, dislikes and interests. The process results in a detailed report which is handed over in the Autumn Term during a feedback session led by our ISCO Adviser.
Further information on the ISCO organisation, as well as the Futurewise testing process, can be found at www.isco.org.uk.
Following completion of GCSE’s in Year 11, a Work Experience Programme runs during school holidays to offer boys the best opportunity to enhance their experience of the world of work as well as strengthen their CV and UCAS application in Year 13.
We would also love to hear from any parents who feel they may be able to support the Careers department in any way with careers activities at the school and if so, we would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org