The careers advice programme starts in Senior 2, prior to the students making decisions about their Senior 3 subject options. An Independent Careers Advisor talks to all our Senior 2 students and their parents at the Course Choice Evening. As part of the Form Guidance programme students are encouraged to look at their own strengths, abilities and personal qualities. Students have the chance to discuss their ideas about future careers and suitable subjects to choose with the Director of Studies or an independent advisor.
In Senior 3, careers advice is built into the Form Guidance programme and Form tutors deliver this.
In Senior 4 students are given the opportunity to enrol for Morrisby Profiling which uses a selection of psychometric tests and individual career interviews to provide them with a career profile to help focus their research. This support is available until the age of 23. Senior 4 and Senior 5 students will also be preparing application letters and CVs for a week of work experience during the session.
In Senior 5 and Senior 6 students receive careers support to help them explore their career ideas. They are encouraged to research courses of interest and go to university open days. We invite speakers from different industries and professions, universities and colleges into school to talk to students. Senior 6 (and those in Senior 5 who wish to opt in) are given support to complete their personal statements for University and College applications. Related work experience is also encouraged, particularly in the more competitive vocations. Our independent advisor is also available to provide specific advice and mock interviews for those that request this input.
At the end of their time at Clifton Hall we ensure that every student has a destination to go to whether that is university, college, apprenticeship or straight into the workplace.
Careers Information Links:
Skills Development Scotland – www.myworldofwork.co.uk
Further Career Resources – www.planitplus.net