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Future Choices Programme

Careers Resources

Choose your year group to explore Careers events and opportunities to help you find your pathway.

2020/2021 Update 

Things are a little different this year and we are not sure exactly what we will be able to deliver. We are hoping to deliver content virtually through google classroom. The list below gives you an idea of what we were looking for prior to the global pandemic and therefore what we would hope to deliver or potentially replace with virtual activities. We will review activities every half-term or sooner if required by COVID-19 Health and Safety advice.

Key stage 3 A journey of exploration and discovery.

Through inspiring activities, develop skills and become aware of a broad range of careers and pathways.

Year 7/8

Inspiration

  • 22 February - 31 March
    Look out for ‘Oh my Days’ posters and talk to your teachers about their career journey.

Discover Futures: Employers/School Alumni

  • April/May (TBC)
    Discover employment sectors and hear the stories of people who work in the sectors.

  • 1-4 March
    Hear my story including 'the skills that helped me to be successful' (Future Choices assembly).

  • June/July (TBC)
    What is the world of work like?
    Work place visit/ on-line work experience. (Start Year 8)

  • March (TBC)
    What do they do? Surprised? (Year 7 Assembly)

  • Date TBC
    Future Choices as part of PDC

Explore Skills and how they can help you succeed

  • April (TBC)
    Skills Week

Taking your first steps: GCSE choices

Year 9

Inspiration

  • 11 January - 12 February
    Look out for ‘Oh my Days’ posters and talk to your teachers about their career journey.

Discover Futures: Employers/School Alumni

  • April/May (TBC)
    Discover employment sectors and hear the stories of people who work in the sectors.

  • 1-4 March
    Hear my story including the 'the choices I made in Year 9' (Future Choices assembly).

  • June/July
    What is the world of work like? Work place visit/ on-line work experience.

  • Date TBC
    Future Choices as part of PDC: What is out there? Thinking about The Space Industry and the work roles I see things around me.

  • February/March (TBC)
    Preparing for your Choices Interview and your Choices interview (10 March 2021).

  • February (TBC)
    Exploring my possible career goals and pathways (Small Group Work
    Careers Advisor).

  • 4 March
    Future Choices Fair (possible on-line event)

Explore Skills and how they can help you succeed

  • April (TBC)
    Skills Week

Key Stage 4 Explore future pathways 

Continue the exploration and become aware of specific pathways and their application processes.

Year 10

Inspiration

  • 19 April - 29 May
    Look out for ‘Oh my Days’ posters and talk to your teachers about their career journey.

Discover Futures: Employers/School Alumni

  • 1-4 March
    Hear my story including what I did after school (Future Choices assembly).

  • June (TBC)
    Future Choices PDC starts: Explore Choices at 16, Skills, what is happening in the job market.

  • 22 June
    Future Choices Morning; Learn more about the ways forward and what might suit you. Discover more about future routes.

    Think about your next steps. Chat to representatives from employers, colleges and universities. Alongside exercises to help you think about the things that are important to you.

Explore Skills and how they can help you succeed

  • April (TBC)
    Skills Week

Thinking About Me

  • June 2021
    Everyone will have the opportunity of a guidance session with our independent, level 6 qualified, careers advisor. These sessions will start in Year 10 and continue in Year 11.

Advice for Parents/Carers

  • 10 December
    Opportunity for parents/carers and pupils to meet our careers advisor at Parents Evening

Year 11 

 

Inspiration

  • 12-23 October
    Look out for ‘Oh my Days’ posters and talk to your teachers about their career journey.

Discover Futures: Employers/School Alumni

  • 1-4 March
    Hear my story including what I did after school (Future Choices assembly).

  • 20-21 October (TBC)
    Explore skills and how they can help you succeed (Business Enterprise Challenge)
  • 22 September - 22 December
    Form Q&A sessions with our Careers Advisor

 

Thinking About Me

  • 28 September - July 15
    Everyone will have the opportunity of a guidance session with our independent, level 6 qualified, careers advisor. These sessions will start in Year 10 and continue in Year 11.

Presenting Myself to Others

  • Date TBC
    Future Choices PDC including creating my CV
  • 19-26 November
    Practice Interviews

Advice for Parents/Carers

  • 14 January
    Opportunity for parents/carers and pupils to meet our careers advisor at Parents Evening