Upper 4

In this section:

In Upper 4, pupils are faced with their first real decisions regarding their next educational steps. The Careers programme here is designed to support GCSE choices by ensuring that pupils are informed, are beginning to analyse their own strengths and interests, and can begin to formulate decisions based on these factors. Pupils may begin to develop career interests and map these against subject choices.

This is delivered through:

  • Careers lessons
  • Moving-Up Day looking at GCSE choices and decision-making processes
  • GCSE Information Evening
  • National Careers Week activities
  • One-to-one guidance meetings with school Careers Adviser, if required

Web Resources

General Careers Information

National Careers Service

Clear and comprehensive information, particularly useful for the Job Profiles section, covering easy-to-read outlines of over 800 different jobs. A good starting point when beginning to consider the breadth of career areas available.

I Could

Highly visual site using over 1000 video stories to examine jobs, career families and routes to qualifications. Useful for those who prefer to watch and listen to information rather than just reading.

For supporting GCSE choices

I Could – Choosing your GCSE Options

Career Pilot – Your choices at 14

Plotr – GCSE options advice guide

Which? University – How important are GCSE choices when it comes to university

For thinking ahead

UCAS (University & College Admissions Service)

National Apprenticeship ServiceĀ