From Year 8 pupils are required to consider carefully their GCSE Options, their next steps in post-16 education or training and the Careers which particular qualifications might lead them into later on. Pupils in all years study Careers units in their Living Education lessons and as part of their Citizenship studies. Sessions in Year 8 are intended to help and support pupils through the Options process by giving them guidance on the many subject choices on offer as well as in-depth information about how their studies will be undertaken and assessed at the end of each course. All pupils are encouraged to build their skills of self-reflection, to understand their strengths, weaknesses and preferences and to broaden their career aspirations as part of this process.

School liaises closely with local colleges and training providers and parents and pupils are encouraged to make use of our online Careers portals (Launchpad and KUDOS) in order to access up-to-date and impartial information on careers, learning pathways, apprenticeships and the job market. Every pupil has their own account on these award-winning portals where they can build a skills profile and personal statement, have their questions answered about qualifications, research an enormous range of careers and plan their routes to success. The main aim of the Careers department here at St. Michael’s is to give young people the tools they need to identify their unique gifts and talents so they can become the best that they can be.

Individual enquiries about Careers, Business or Enterprise should be directed to our Careers Lead in school:-

Rachael Rackstraw

Leader in Learning for Vocational Education, Careers, Business and Enterprise

Telephone: 01257 264740