Choosing what to do with your life is not something you should leave to chance. Everyone needs a bit of help with decision-making. Read on to find out how you can help your daughter get the help and support she needs.
There are many Websites to explore:
www.careersbox.co.uk A range of job profile video clips. This website has over 300 job profiles, a film club and a job delivery service.
Get information about the local labour market, local opportunities, how to apply for them and the support you can get with learning costs and transport. Find out where to get information, advice and guidance to help you choose well. You can find your prospectus by visiting www.direct.gov.uk/14-19prospectus – putting in your postcode and following the links.
Check the information you find before you use it
Getting information is step one. Step two is to check it before you use it. This is especially important if you use a search engine or a social networking service to find information. Make sure that the information you have is trustworthy, unbiased, accurate and up to date.
Year 7 – Who am I?
Self Development – I know how to identify my strengths and weaknesses
Students are encouraged to consider the skills they have and those that they may need to develop further. They also look at what makes them the person that they are. There is also an emphasis on encouraging students to keep a balanced approach between the increased demands on their time and encouraging them to recognise the importance of goal-directed behaviour, optimistic thinking and taking responsibility for their own success and mistakes in reaching their goals.
They will also have the chance to reflect on achievements, strengths and areas for development at the end of their first year at Ricards. They begin developing their own career plans and CV’s in Year 7 – they reflect and build on this as they progress through each year.
We also arrange for our students to have some contact with a local Higher Education Institutions.
Year 8 – I understand what is out there for me
Career exploration – Investigate and assess their needs, interests, skills, attitudes and aspirations in relation to options for learning and work
We start by identifying barriers to a goal and then help the students identify strategies to overcome them and what they might need to change in terms of their learning and behaviour to reach their long term goals. It also requires students to reflect on the personal qualities they have but also the personal qualities others have that they admire.
Students go on to reflect on their personal skills and consider how they can be utilized in the work place. Students start to identify the difference between job, occupation and career. Students also become more confident in their use of work related language and are able to demonstrate an understanding of the economic and business environment, including how and why different businesses operate, and of different types of work, including employment, self-employment and voluntary work. Students also use different online information sources to explore options and choices for learning and work. Students will also consider the relationship between dreams, income and reality.
Departments are also encouraged to invite in speakers from local industries to promote the diverse nature of London’s labour market
Year 9 – How will my options help me reach my career goals?
Career Management – Make and adjust plans to manage change and transition.
We help students identify their own skills, qualities and attributes and they are provided with an opportunity to consider their own aspirations, values and expectations of future learning and career pathways. Students are given help in making decisions and should be able to work out who can help them make the right option choices. They will be able to understand why qualifications are important and be able to identify the different levels of qualifications in this country and where these can be obtained focusing on Training, Further Education & Higher education They will also begin to challenge stereotypical views on opportunities in learning and work and be able to reject these stereotypes if they wish. Students will also consider earnings and consider how much they might earn in the future. Students will also investigate our local labour markets and the career options available to them in London.
Our Impartial Careers adviser conducts individual and group careers interviews with all our Year 9 students