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Careers Education and PSHE

Helping students to look ahead

The department seeks to reflect the school ethos and motto “By love, serve one another” where individual talent is fostered, celebrated and appreciated, and where contribution to the community is greatly valued.

There is a formal seventy minutes of timetabled time per week for each class throughout the senior school taught by the careers specialist, where a wide variety of issues are examined and discussed.

The department delivers a programme which covers aspects of Citizenship, PSHE, Careers Education and Guidance, Work Related Learning, Enterprise Education and Economic Literacy.

Key areas of careers assistance are:

  • option choice
  • CV writing
  • interview skills
  • open day information
  • careers events
  • psychometric tests to aid selection of careers and courses
  • information on a wide variety of careers

The Careers Department also has a wide selection of resources in the school library.

Work Experience

Year 9 - The school takes part in “Take Our Daughters to Work Day”. Girls have the opportunity to go to work for the day with a parent or family friend and experience the world of work.

Year 11 - Girls have a two week work placement after their GCSE examinations. They attend a variety of workplaces, the most common being in Law, Medicine, Finance and Art and Design.

Talks

A variety of talks from outside speakers are arranged throughout the year, giving valuable advice about such areas as interview technique and insight into specific career opportunities.

Careers Advice

The Head of Careers visits sixth forms and advises pupils and is available at school to discuss any questions pupils may have.

Citizenship and PSHE

The timetabled programme encompasses a wide variety of topics including human rights and responsibilities, moral issues, global issues, government and the law, business, enterprise and the economy, lifestyle, health and relationships.

A number of events take place each year, including a mock trial, enterprise and money management day and a study skills day. Additionally, all pupils participate in many charity events throughout