The Careers Department at Highworth Warneford School aims to provide every student with high-quality careers information as well as specifically teaching the careers and enterprise skills that employers are seeking. All students have access to up to date careers information to research careers pathways and are supported at all stages of their time at the school to make good, positive choices.
In year 7, 8 and 9 all students take part in a Careers and Enterprise Day. They also complete a programme of activities in form time linked to the Careers programme.
In year 10 students have the opportunity to go out on work experience, attend a mock interview and visit local colleges. Local college ambassadors visit in the autumn to support the year 11 students with their college applications. They also receive information about higher education options from local universities. In addition, all students in years 10 and 11 have careers lessons as part of the school’s PSHE programme.
The school actively seeks to work with employers in the local area and this provides many opportunities for our students to undertake visits, take part in competitions and have lessons enriched through the participation of a wide variety of companies and organisations.
The school regularly evaluates the effectiveness of its careers provision and seeks the input of students, staff, parents, employers and outside agencies in this regard.
For further information, or to get involved in the school’s careers programme, please get in touch using the contact details below.
Careers Leader: Mr Andrew Pearson (01793) 762426 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the following links for useful website links or the attachments below for further Careers information:
www.eclips-online.co.uk – This is a careers guidance and information site that the Careers Department pays for. It therefore has a Login – SN6 7BZ. This is an extremely useful site with clear up-to-date information listed under job types as well as alphabetically. As well as reading the information leaflets, you can go one step further and look under ‘Further Information‘ which gives links to useful professional websites offering careers advice, for example the Psychology leaflet gives a link to the British Psychological Society, the Police Work leaflet a link to www.policecouldyou.co.uk. You can also be directed to other linked careers leaflets under ‘Related Leaflets‘.
www.chas.careersoft.co.uk Job Explorer Database – similar to the above but only available in school using access code kte8pz9z
www.ucas.com – This is a very detailed database with information about Higher Education, degrees and foundation degrees. For students in school it is mainly useful to check out what the requirements generally are for entry in terms of what subjects may be required or preferred for specific degree courses.
www.agcas.org.uk – Very useful factual information collated by the University Careers Departments from their annual survey looking at the destinations of graduates six months after graduation.
www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – This is as the name suggests, a national site giving lots of careers information and advice.
www.university.which.co.uk – Website to allow students to select A Levels to meet their degree aspirations.
www.careerpilot.org.uk – Website to help 13-19 year olds in the South West plan their future study and work
https://universitycompare.com/ – University compare
https://universitycompare.com/courses/ – University course search
https://universitycompare.com/rankings/ – University rankings