Upper 5

In this section:

Throughout this year, there is an emphasis on the individual and the crucial decision-making for the next step after GCSEs. Pupils undertake detailed research on their areas of interest relating to career pathways, university and college courses, apprenticeships and possible routes to qualifications. Individual guidance meetings with qualified Careers Advisers ensure that each pupil has an action plan, along with relevant resource lists to support the decision-making process, and access to bespoke advice at each stage of the process.

This is delivered through:

  • Careers lessons
  • One-to-one career guidance meetings with school Careers Adviser
  • Access to external Careers Adviser
  • Annual Careers Fair
  • Sixth Form Information Evening
  • National Careers Week activities

Web Resources

General Resources

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.

UCAS (University & College Admissions Service)

Comparisons of courses and universities

UK Course Finder

Which? University

Whatuni.com

Making decisions about post-16 education

Russell Group Report – Informed Choices 

A report from the Russell Group universities, particularly useful for information regarding “facilitating subjects” at A-Level.

National Apprenticeship Service