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Careers - Year 7 - 13 Resources

Parents' Evenings


Mrs Lawler and Mrs Gresham are available at Parents' Evening to provide help and support to students and parents. Both Mrs Lawler and Mrs Gresham, can also provide support in terms of help choosing options at Year 9 or Year 11.

Unifrog


https://www.unifrog.org

Target Careers


The 100 most popular employers for school leavers and the top 50 universities.

https://targetcareers.co.uk/guide-to-your-future

https://targetcareers.co.uk/sites/targetcareers.co.uk/files/public/S100_Download.pdf https://targetcareers.co.uk/

https://targetcareers.co.uk/school-leavers-100 https://targetcareers.co.uk/top-50-unis

Take the Buzz Test


http://icould.com/

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.

The Russell Group Guide to making decisions about post-16 education


http://russellgroup.ac.uk/about/our-universities/

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?- http://www.prospects.ac.uk/what_do_graduates_do.htm

What University? What Course?


Degree Course Finder - https://degreecoursefinder.pearson.com

UCAS- http://www.ucas.com/

Push - Guide to UK universities- http://www.push.co.uk/
Independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days, student finance and all things student related.

What uni - university search site - http://www.whatuni.com/
Easy searching for university courses, university course reviews and college course reviews in the UK.

bestCourse4me - http://www.bestcourse4me.com/
Shows you the link between what people study and their employment record afterwards.

Open University- http://www.open.ac.uk/
Not sure you want the expense of university? Then you could consider Open University course. Find out more by visiting the above website.

Apprenticeships/Training


www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk
Includes information about new School Leaver Programmes 2013

www.apprenticeships.org.uk
National Apprenticeship Service official website

www.gmlpf.net
Work based learning providers across the Merseyside area

www.juiceacademy.co.uk (digital skills/social media apprenticeships)

http://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/NHS Careers

http://www.prospects.ac.uk/types_of_jobs.htmProfiles on jobs and occupations

http://www.careersbox.co.uk/
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.

http://www.merseyinteractive.com

Amazing Apprenticeships – Apprenticeships Portal

Kudos Package


https://kudos.cascaid.co.uk/#/
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 Lawler or Mrs Gresham for the school's password.

Volunteering/Enrichment


www.vinspired.com
Voluntary opportunities for 14 - 25 year olds

www.seftoncvs.co.uk
Local volunteering opportunities

www.volunteerenquiries@aintree.nhs.uk
Aintree Hospital Trust volunteer service

www.do-it.org.uk/

www.volunteering.org.uk

www.ncsyes.co.uk
National Citizenship Service programme - take on new challenges, learn new skills and help out your community.

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Information


www.merseystem.co.uk

www.stemnet.org.uk

www.noisemakers.org.uk

www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk

www.futuremorph.org
Careers opportunities in Science and Maths

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 Lawler 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 Lawler 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


https://www.gov.uk/recruitment-disabled-people/encouraging-applications
http://www.jobcentreguide.co.uk/jobcentre-plus-guide/34/disability-employment-advisors
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/Pages/disabilities.aspx

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