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Mount Kelly Career Strategy

Aims

CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) at Mount Kelly is a progressive journey. The programme is planned so that pupils receive the relevant careers information and education that is suitable to their age. The progression throughout the years encourages pupils to be proactive about their future and actively seek careers advice and guidance. The Guidance Department is dedicated to tailoring the provision to meet pupils' needs in order to help them on their future path. The programme allows for impartial advice and guidance, making pupils the centre focus and is designed to help the pupils plan and take control of their future.

Objectives

  • To source and provide up-to-date information about occupations, fields of work, undergraduate courses and apprenticeship opportunities
  • To help pupils understand and develop the necessary skills to equip them for whatever career path they choose.
  • To provide opportunities for pupils to understand their competencies, aspirations and options through a variety of means, including personal discussion with the Guidance team.

In addition to providing expert advice on all career options, the Guidance team assists with work experience placements and oversees the links between the school and local businesses. Careers fairs are arranged or attended, and there are opportunities for pupils to meet representatives from the professions or industry attending occasional informal events at school.

Head of Guidance: Miss B Callard

callardb@mountkelly.com

 
Guidance by Year Group

Year 9 and 10

Pupils will receive Career education through career lessons delivered as part of the tutorial system. Lessons will focus on identify strengths and weaknesses and skills. Pupils in Year 9 will concentrate on choosing GCSE subjects that will help them progress in the future.

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Year 11

Pupils in Year 11 will complete the online Preview questionnaire delivered by COA. During PSHE lessons they will have the opportunity to research the options it has highlighted and will discuss the outcomes with their tutor and Head of Guidance. Pupils will also attend the UCAS exhibition so they can identify which A level subjects would best prepare them for future Degree courses.

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Year 12 and 13 (Sixth Form)

Pupils in Year 12 and 13 will have weekly lessons with the Head of Guidance during the year where they will focus on looking at all options available post 18. They will have opportunities to research these options and listen to a variety of visiting speakers. Pupils applying to university will benefit from small group support in completing their applications and choosing courses.

 

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