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Sixth formers receive interview practice and comprehensive advice on university entrance.

ISI 2013

Careers

Our aim is to stimulate interest and to facilitate decision-making by pupils at an appropriate age and at each major stage of their development.

We hope that the career choices they make as they leave Plymouth College are the best they possibly can be at that stage of their lives and that they are prepared to deal with future changes and decisions.


Years 10 – 11: The College uses the Morrisby psychometric test prior to GCSEs. Following the test, each pupil receives an interview with their tutor or member of the Careers staff to discuss their thoughts on what the test has shown; the potential careers suggested and what this may mean for post-16 and Higher Education.

Regular visits are made by careers liaison officers from all of the Armed Forces to offer information to pupils from Year 10 upwards. Sixth Form: A comprehensive service is offered by many including careers staff, tutors, the Head and Deputies of the Sixth Form and the Deputy Head. Potential Oxbridge candidates are identified early and appropriate support offered.


Lower Sixth: This is a year where students are encouraged to prepare for application and entry into Higher Education by broadening their awareness of possible courses and areas of interest. Lower Sixth Students are encouraged to join the Young Enterprise Scheme and/or the Engineering Education Scheme - both of which are run in school. The College also encourages pupils to attend careers experience courses. All Lower Sixth pupils are taken to visit the UCAS university roadshow. A major element of the Careers Programme is the week’s Work Experience, undertaken at the end of the Lower Sixth, which enables pupils to develop key skills and sample the real world of work.


Upper Sixth: This year builds upon the work done in the Lower Sixth. A skills workshop and a practice interview scheme prepare pupils for visits to, and interviews at, university. Personal statements are written and applications submitted. Advice is given on gap years, sponsorships, scholarships, other career routes and all other aspects of moving on from school. September 2014 will see a Careers Fair held in school, supported by many past and present pupils and parents.

Sixth formers receive interview practice and comprehensive advice on university entrance.

ISI 2013
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