The Careers Department at Newfield School aims to provide pupils with the knowledge, skills and self-awareness to inform the decisions they are making as they plan their future life. Parents and Carers are encouraged to participate in their children’s career planning and it is planned to give full access to the online resources that are used by the school.
For the majority of Newfield pupils most will go on to Sixth Form Education, choosing courses and sixth form education providers that are suitable to their academic abilities and aspirations.
We offer information and advice at the key decision points of year 9, when the GCSE choices are made, and in year 11 when study choices and routes are considered. The subject choices made in year 9 inevitably have a significant influence on decisions about future career pathways and university entrance. The pupils are encouraged to research and evaluate the information available to them so that they choose to follow an appropriate route which will lead to their chosen career.
Careers advice is available from Mr Charlie Smith, our Connexions adviser
Where are they now?
Over the last few years students from Newfield have progressed onto a number of successful post school options, including the local Colleges of Hugh Baird, Southport College, The City of Liverpool College, Liverpool Media Academy and Riverside College. Many have gone into apprenticeships at, for example, JM Education and Cornerstone Training. While some other students have progressed either straight into employment from school, or into a career after College, for example at Sovini Ltd.
When students leave Newfield school, it's not the end of the fabulous support. They can continue to access careers support through the Connexions Centres in Bootle and Southport. A fantastic service and support helping our students to obtain a range of opportunities and work towards life after school.
How is careers taught in school?
Career lessons are taught throughout years 7 - 11. It is a timetabled subject every week, where students are progressively taught a range of areas helping to progress them towards their future lives.
In Year 9, pupils take the responsibility for choosing their GCSE options. They are encouraged to seek information about the courses that are offered from teachers, careers literature in both traditional and web-based format and current pupils. The GCSEs that are chosen can have a direct impact on their future pathways and the pupils are encouraged to make informed choices.
Year 10 receive information on the pathways that are available to them as they consider their future employment/education post Newfield. They also attend work experience
In Year 11, decisions have to be taken that will shape their future career path. The pupils receive information, support and guidance to inform their decision making to help them choose the appropriate pathway beyond Newfield. Pupils are encouraged to visit the local providers of sixth form education and application is made for a place at the institution of choice. They also attend work experience.
DID YOU KNOW ?
You are required by the government to participate in education, training or employment until after age 16. This means this site and all the Careers information that we offer, is vital to help you make informed choices about where you want to go next. Aim high!
If you do not achieve English and Mathematics GCSEs (A* to C) by the end of Year 11, you must continue studying this until age 19.
Our library includes a careers section, where you can find out about a variety of careers and also a range of college course to consider for further and higher education. There are also details on Apprenticeships – take a look!
Mr Charlie Smith, our Connexions adviser is also on hand to offer advice and support and attends many annual reviews.
www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk Tel: 0800 100 900
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