At Girls' High we understand that making big decisions can be quite a daunting prospect. Some people seem to have their future plans mapped out but there are plenty of those who feel confused about what choices to make. Whilst University might be something that feels right for you, there are other pathways to all sorts of careers that give you qualifications whilst you earn too.
The school is committed to ensuring that students have high quality impartial advice on career opportunities, and that our students progress onto appropriate courses or employment on leaving the school.
The school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme by undertaking student voice discussions to find out what aspects of the programme they find most valuable. They also utilise "Destinations statistics" to tailor the programme appropriately.
This page is designed to support both student and parents/carers with information advice and guidance on many different careers related topics such as:
Further education and training options
The careers curriculum on offer at WGHS
Work experience in Year 10
Experiences of people in the world of work
External agencies offering advice and guidance with links to them
The impact of the Careers programme is measured in many ways. Students complete regular self-reflections following their Careers lessons (delivered as part of the PSHCE teaching programme). There are regular assessments that measure understanding of the Careers curriculum at key points during the year. Feedback on this is provided to parents in their daughters’ report.
Following Careers events held in school, students are encouraged to feedback the key learning points they gleaned from the session and how they will use this information in their Career planning. Additionally, Year 11 students are given an action plan during their individual Careers appointment for them to self-assess the progress they are making towards achieving their Career aims.
The impact of the Careers programme can also be measured by looking at the Destinations data we hold for students. Every year, a significant number of our students achieve places on prestigious degree courses and apprenticeships. All Y13 students are given individual support to guide them in their next steps following school.
The information that the school publishes on its website for Careers is reviewed every September.
For further information on Careers at WGHS, please contact the Careers leader (Mrs R. Brett) on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01902 551515
The Careers programme is reviewed annually during the summer term. The CEIAG policy is reviewed every 3 years or more frequently if necessary.