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Recommended Resources - Teachers, Parents and Students

Recommended Resources for Students

Year 7

Buzz quiz

The Buzz quiz lets you explore the skills you have and where they could take you.  There are also a number of career-related videos and articles written by careers experts.

https://icould.com/buzz-quiz/ 

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. There are also resources to support you with writing CVs, running a skills health-check report and to find courses.

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

YEAR 8

How to choose your options?

This quick guide is to help you choose your options.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrjh92p

 

Where could your favourite subject take you?

Looking for job inspiration? Check out our job profiles to help you get started. Hear from people who are using subjects that interest you, see how much you could get paid for different roles and find out what qualifications you might need to follow in their footsteps.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhst2sg

 

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help make decisions on learning, training and work. There are also resources to support you with writing CVs, running a skills health-check report and to find courses.

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

 

YEAR 9

Start to research your next steps after year 11 and where you would like to study. Familiarise yourself with the grades you need to gain entry into further education so you can work towards these over the next 2 years.

https://www.ucas.com/further-education/post-16-options

 

YEAR 10

Work Experience

For most pupils this will be the first opportunity they have to experience the world of work and to gain the valuable experiences that both Universities and employers seek from school leavers.  Many University courses and employers will stipulate a placement as a condition of the entrance requirements and therefore this week is a vital part of their preparations for life beyond the Sixth Form. 

 

It is important that students select a placement that is relevant to their chosen career path or course and not one that isn’t beneficial to their future plans.

 

YEAR 11

The Next Step


Next Step also contains tips for revising for exams and how to cope with the pressure of school or exams, advice on what to do should you not get the grades you were expecting next summer, or wish to switch courses or subject choices during a new term.

And for anyone currently exploring their options for when GCSE exams are finally over - there is also a comprehensive run down of all the open days at schools, colleges and sixth forms taking place in Kent in the coming months.

Next Step is being made available in schools across the county but if you've yet to get your hands on a copy you can download our fantastic e-edition now. Simply click here.

UCAS Progress

Search and apply for courses via UCAS progress.

https://www.ucas.com/further-education/post-16-options

Apprenticeships

The websites below provide information about the opportunities and benefits that apprenticeships can provide.

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch

National Citizen Service

NCS is a voluntary scheme in the UK (provided by the government) to aid the personal and social development of young people aged between 15 and 17 years old.

The programme gives participants the opportunity to stay away from home, develop skills and qualities to enhance their CVs and meet new people.

Graduates of the programme at the end of year 11 can become NCS leaders too.

https://www.ncsyes.co.uk/

Labour Market Information

Explore different occupations using the LMI for All Careerometer widget

The widget can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations help of learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.

It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

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Recommended Resources For Parents

As a Parent/Carer or someone with care responsibilities, you are likely to be one of the most trusted and important sources of information and advice to your child. The resources below are designed to give you the tools to guide and support your child with their decision-making and the application process they will go through.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Lock

Sixth Forms

The Hundred of Hoo Sixth Form - Please see our Sixth Form tab for more information

Colleges

Pupils will have the opportunity to visit and apply for post-16 colleges of their choosing, including the two main providers in the local area:

Mid-Kent College

North-Kent College

Please be aware that there are other colleges with particular specialisms in Performing Arts, Agriculture and Animal Care.

Apprenticeships

The websites below provide information about the opportunities and benefits that apprenticeships can provide.

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch

STEM

STEM Careers is a digital toolkit for students and parents. It supports the link between Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects students study at school, college or university before moving to the world of work. 

Where can STEM take you?

Labour Market Information

Explore different occupations using the LMI for All Careerometer widget

The widget can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations help of learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.

It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

Information for those with SEN

Careers Advice for Parents

is a dedicated careers site, guiding parents and carers; there is a dedicated page that explains the options and opportunities available for students with SEN.

https://www.careersadviceforparents.org/p/sen.html

 

Supported employment

Many people with disabilities want to work. If you're one of them, United Response can help you make informed choices about your future.

https://www.unitedresponse.org.uk/supported-employment-services