Careers advice and guidance is offered to all students attending St John’s School by an independent careers service provided by MOD Schools. A qualified and experienced Careers Adviser is based in the school full-time and offers individual support and advice on a range of topics from choosing GCSE subjects to drafting Personal Statements for University. The school hosts an up-to-date careers library resourced with the latest materials and internet packages, which is open to students anytime during school hours. The Careers Adviser is available to provide information on full-time courses and qualifications available within the school, UK and internationally, and also information on apprenticeship opportunities and employment in the UK.
The Careers Adviser is pivotal in the Year 9 Options programme which runs during the Spring Term and helps prepare students to make their subject choices for GCSE study.
During the summer term, students in Year 10 will have the opportunity to take the Morrisby Psychometric Assessment which is a nationally respected careers planning tool. St John’s School recognises the value of independent and objective advice and guidance, and fully funds the programme for all Year 10 students. Once the assessment is completed, every student, and their parents, are invited to attend an individual guidance interview to discuss the report and look at student options post 16.
In Year 11, students and parents are again invited to a follow-up appointment following the initial careers interview, and receive support and guidance on apprenticeships, employment and 6th form and college applications.
Prospective Year 12 students are initially interviewed on application to ensure they have the opportunity to discuss the most appropriate courses of study. During the two years they receive regular support to include interviews, help with finding work placements if necessary and support through the application process to University. C.V. workshops and sessions on job hunting are also provided to ensure that all students receive bespoke help tailored to their individual career plans.
The careers department ensures that the whole school are involved in National Careers Week held in March and looks at innovative ways to embed careers related activities through the curriculum and tutor time.
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