Careers

We have two school based Careers Co-ordinators, Mrs Evans and Mrs Mangnall.  They offer drop-in sessions to all students every Monday and Wednesday lunchtime in the Careers office.  In Year 8, students have a 1 hour introduction to careers and the help provided in school.  Careers input continues during each of our Learning for Life days.  Year 9 students have additional advice and support when choosing their GCSE options.

We buy in independent careers advice from Derbyshire County Council, Ms Tricia Milner is an independent, professional Careers Guidance Advisor based in school every Thursday and Friday.  Drop-in sessions are available 4 days a week, no appointment is needed.  1:1 appointments with either the Careers Co-ordinators or the Careers Guidance Advisor are available on request, however all Year 10 students must attend an individual 40 minute interview.  The Careers Team attend Parents Evenings and Options Evening.

As part of our commitment to preparing students for life beyond school, all Year 10 students participate in Post 16 Week.  The normal timetable is suspended and all students have a week of “post 16 experiences” directly relevant to their future career path, widening their horizons and raising aspirations.  The personalised programme is tailored to their likely progression route, with a mixture of skills development and self-reflection to help them make informed post 16 choices.  On Employability Day, all Year 10 students prepare their CV and have a 15 minute interview with an employer.  Students will have three days off-site exploring what is on offer at local colleges and universities.

During Year 11 we ensure that all students have clear plans for their post 16 and post 18 routes, whether these be vocational or more traditionally academic, and provide intensive individual support to all students with their applications and interviews. If you have any queries please contact: levans@chapelhigh.org.uk or cmangnall@chapelhigh.org.uk.

Useful Website links

www.apprenticeships.gov.uk
www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
For independent careers advice and guidance.
www.ucas.com
For university entry requirements.
www.russellgroup.ac.uk
For details of facilitating A level choices.

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