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“This is a good school for the creative variety of subjects.” Year 6 parent
A careers programme has been developed to help students make informed decisions regarding their future.
A comprehensive careers programme, a computer aided programme, visits, presentations, workshops and one- to-one careers guidance interviews are used to guide students through this process.
All students have log-on details enabling them to use Kudos at school and home.
Kudos generates a personalised list of career ideas. It does this by asking a series of likes and dislikes questions and the qualifications students’ are aspiring to. It then produces a list of career suggestions based on those responses and information on each suggested career along with why it has been suggested. A searchable A-Z list of careers is also provided.www.cascaid.co.uk/kudos
Year 6 – Career Awareness – ‘The Baked Bean Challenge’ – students identify the array of jobs linked to producing a can of baked beans.
Years 7 and 8 – Sections of the Real Game series are used to help students’ master competencies of self-knowledge, educational and occupational exploration.
An insight into Higher Education:
Year 7 - An introduction to University – What is University?
Year 8 – What courses?
Year 9 – Students have the opportunity to experience the world of work by spending the day shadowing an adult at work.
Year 10 – Students attend workshops on application forms, CVs, telephone and interview skills.
Year 11 – Students take part in taster sessions at Richard Taunton’s/Itchen Sixth Form or Southampton City College.
A comprehensive range of visits are organised throughout the year, these include:
In-house careers fair to give students and parents the opportunity to find out about colleges/apprenticeships/armed forces/employment areas
A range of speakers from a range of career areas are invited to share their knowledge with students.
Presentations by colleges and training providers
All Year 10 students have the opportunity to attend a ‘mock’ interview with an experienced interviewer from outside of school.Download useful careers links
If you have any queries please contact Carey Anderson.Contact Carey Anderson