Sixth Form

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Careers 

Introduction

Staff, together with the Welfare and Guidance Manager work to raise the aspirations of our students to help them to develop their career thinking and reach their potential. Bordesley Green Girls’ School and Sixth Form have access to a planned careers education programme which enables the students to achieve this. The programme has been developed and is the responsibility of the Welfare and Guidance Manager.

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The Careers Offer

  • Provide one - to - one impartial and confidential careers advice and guidance interviews to students through booked appointments.  Please note that parents are very welcome to attend.  Group work delivery on a variety of topics (Please see the Careers Plan for further details)
  • Higher Education guidance to include all aspects of the UCAS application cycle
  • Support at parents’ information and options evenings
  • Work experience support and guidance for Year 10 and Year 12 students
  • Advice on all aspects of employability, including apprenticeships
  • Careers Information points in the school whereby students can access up-to-date careers information, work experience information, part-time jobs and occupational information 

 

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Parents Information Evenings

Year 9 Options and Parents Evening
Year 10 Parents Evening
Year 11 Parents Evening
Year 12 and Year 13 Parents Higher Education Evening in September

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Year 10 and Year 12 Work Experience

Members of staff will be on hand to support the students in Years 10 and 12 with all aspects of the work experience process. This will include:

  • Helping them to source placements and prepare them thoroughly for their work experience placement.
  • Ensuring that all risk assessments are in place prior to the students starting their placements
  • Visiting / contacting the students on their placements to see how they are progressing
  • Evaluating the placement with the students after they have completed them

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Our Employer and Higher Education partners

We work with the following organisations:-
Aston University
Aston Villa Football Club
Birmingham City University
DWP
Hays Recruitment
Oxford Brookes University
Lancaster University
NHS
The National Careers Service
The Careers Enterprise Company

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Useful Videos

The table below gives some links to useful YouTube videos

Talk

Link

UCAS and Personal statements

https://youtu.be/qtZqZIxZ6kY

Degree Apprenticeships

https://youtu.be/LbrpNmnAM9U

CV Tutorial

https://youtu.be/cl4PRhP0aEo

Future Pathways

https://youtu.be/Qk-QKTOUjg4

Careers in Languages

https://youtu.be/Dp0fvlzLbrA

Careers in History

https://youtu.be/sT9TjZbuFzQ

Student Employability and COVID-19

https://youtu.be/vgSuB8HU6P0

GCSE's and Beyond

https://youtu.be/6p90iR9SHW0

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Useful Websites

https://www.ucas.com - the website covers all you need to know about university and your choices
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/ - job-profiles - browse over 400 job profiles
https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ - alternatives to higher education
https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/ - information on apprenticeships
https://www.unifrog.org/ - A resource that the school uses to support its careers programme  

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