Year 7 to 13 Resources
Maricourt Catholic High School has invested in careers resources for the schools and have purchased a software package called 'Kudos' from CASCAiD which is the leading producer of careers information and guidance solutions.
Kudos will be used as part of PSHE or ICT lessons and is a unique careers matching and information program which helps young people plan their future. It is suitable for students in Year 9 and it should help students explore their own career ideas and discover their suitability. Kudos will generate a personalised list of career suggestions based on questions that students answer on their likes and dislikes. You will need to see Mrs Wood or Mrs Gresham for the school's password.
Mrs Wood and Mrs Gresham are available at Parents' Evening to provide help and support to students and parents. Both Mrs Wood and Mrs Gresham, can also provide support in terms of help choosing options at Year 9 or Year 11.
The 100 most popular employers for school leavers and the top 50 universities.
Take the Buzz Test
This website is an excellent resource that will allow you to watch video clips of people who have experience of working in a wide range of job sectors from property management, science, marketing, PR and many more.
Careerometer widget 2
Want to know the wages and areas of growth and decline?
The Russell Group Guide to making decisions about post-16 education
Please note that choices of A levels will vary between departments at universities, so please use this as an overall guide not as a definitive resource. The best way is to contact the Admission Tutor for the subject you are interested in applying.
Future Trends in the Job Market
Find out what the graduates from 2008 were doing in 2009 - how many had jobs, the types of jobs they went into, and how many went on to further study. This information will help you to get a better understanding of the job market.
Prospects: What do Graduates do?
What University? What Course?
Degree Course Finder - https://degreecoursefinder.pearson.com
Push - Guide to UK universities
Independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days, student finance and all things student related.
What uni - university search site
Easy searching for university courses, university course reviews and college course reviews in the UK.
Not sure you want the expense of university? Then you could consider Open University course. Find out more by visiting the above website.
Includes information about new School Leaver Programmes 2013
National Apprenticeship Service official website
Work based learning providers across the Merseyside area
www.juiceacademy.co.uk (digital skills/social media apprenticeships)
Profiles on jobs and occupations
This is similar to the icould.com website and it provides short films on various careers from Medical, Science, Creative & Media to name but a few.
Amazing Apprenticeships – Apprenticeships Portal
All About Apprenticeships
Voluntary opportunities for 14 - 25 year olds
National Citizenship Service programme - take on new challenges, learn new skills and help out your community.
STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Information
Career Guidance Interviews
One to one guidance interviews will be scheduled in school to allow students to talk about their career or to help students consider their key strengths if they are unsure. The purpose of the interview is to help students widen their career ideas and develop research skills so they are in a position to complete their own independent research. Students can refer themselves for an interview by speaking to Mrs Wood or Mrs Gresham.
Careers Lunch Time Drop in Sessions
This is an opportunity to have a chat about anything career related. Whether you want to know the entry requirements for a particular course are unsure about option choices, are thinking about a number of careers, or even if you have no ideas, you are more than welcome to come and see Mrs Wood or Mrs Gresham.
Question to consider when choosing options
There are many options available at 16. Questions you need to consider when identifying the right course for you:
Do you enjoy the course? (you should be surprised to learn students do on occasion study certain subjects even though they do not enjoy them!)
How is the course assessed? Does it meet your learning style? Do you prefer coursework or exam?
How does the course differ from the course at GCSE? What will you will you be studying? How big is the jump?
How do your teachers feel you will cope with the course? Do they have concerns? For example will you achieve the A or A* grade needed in Chemistry to become a doctor? What modules or subjects will you be studying? Have you done some outside reading on the subject if you have not studied it before? (your school library will have relevant books)
Finally, do not choose a course simply because it looks good or because your friend is studying the subject!
Choose a course for the simple reason that you enjoy it and it could relate to what you want to do in the future.
Support and advice available for students with disabilities