A large part of Senior School education is about determining where you want to go and what you want to do next.
From Year 7 onwards we work closely with each pupil to explore their interests and future aspirations, giving them an all-important focus and context and offering support and advice as they make choices that will shape their future.
During Years 7 to 9 tasks such as developing a simple CV and identifying strengths and preferences are woven into the Citizenship curriculum.
Year 7 to 9 pupils also take part in an Interactive Business and Enterprise Day during the spring term which focuses on teamwork and skills required in an employment situation. And we duly support each pupil to make appropriate subject choices for GCSE study.
All pupils in Years 10 and 11 attend careers talks each half term from a range of experienced professionals from varied fields, from the armed forces through to medicine and broadcast journalism. Year 10 pupils spend a week on Work Experience during their summer term, getting an insight in to the world of work and the type of career they may enjoy.
Year 11 pupils complete a Morrisby Profile which helps to analyse their employment-related skills and point them in the right direction when thinking about higher education and future career opportunities. This is followed up with a one-to-one interview and careers workshops.
This support continues beyond Senior School, in to Sixth Form as pupils investigate their higher education or employment options.