How to use this site

- for Students and Parents

Year 7

It is never too soon to start thinking about careers. As you discover new subjects and interests at secondary school, you will want to start to find out about careers in those areas.

  • Unifrog will allow you to keep a record of your experiences skills and activities. This will be really beneficial later in creating your CV. Unifrog also allows you to further investigate careers paths specific to your skills and interests. See our Unifrog page for more details.
  • CareerPilot is a one stop site for everything careers related. You can look up all sorts of career options and see qualifications skills and experience required for each role, as well as salary guides. You can find how to access this system on our Useful Websites page.

Year 8

Over year 8 you will want to really think about which subjects you are doing well in, and particularly enjoying ready for choices you can make during year 9.

  • You can look at our year 9 site, but remember we update it annually to give you the best choices possible.
  • Unifrog will allow you to keep a record of your experiences skills and activities. This will be really beneficial later in creating your CV. Unifrog also allows you to further investigate careers paths specific to your skills and interests. See our Unifrog page for more details.
  • CareerPilot is a one stop site for everything careers related. You can look up all sorts of career options and see qualifications skills and experience required for each role, as well as salary guides. You can find how to access this system on our Useful Websites page.

Year 9

Year 9 is all about pathways and choices for subjects in years 10 and 11. As well as information here, details of the pathways will be published on our year 9 site.

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  • Unifrog will allow you to keep a record of your experiences skills and activities. This will be really beneficial in creating your CV and applying for colleges, apprenticeships and eventually universities. Unifrog also allows you to further investigate careers paths specific to your skills and interests. See our Unifrog page for more details.
  • CareerPilot is a one stop site for everything careers related. You can look up all sorts of career options and see qualifications skills and experience required for each role, as well as salary guides. You can find how to access this system on our Useful Websites page.

Year 10

In year 10 you will be planning and preparing for your work experience placement.

  • All students will participate in Work Experience. Have a look at our Work Experience page for a lot more detail of how to find placements, and use the placement finder. It should be all sorted before the summer holidays.
  • Unifrog will allow you to keep a record of your experiences skills and activities. This will be really beneficial in creating your CV and applying for colleges, apprenticeships and eventually universities. Unifrog also allows you to further investigate careers paths specific to your skills and interests. See our Unifrog page for more details.
  • CareerPilot is a one stop site for everything careers related. You can look up all sorts of career options and see qualifications skills and experience required for each role, as well as salary guides. You can find how to access this system on our Useful Websites page.

Year 11

This is a really important year! The main focus will of course be your exams, but you will also be doing your work experience in November. You should have your work experience all sorted by the end of year 10. Our world of work day will help with preparing you for work experience, as well as inspiring you to think about your options for post 16.

  • Unifrog will allow you to keep a record of your experiences skills and activities. You can use Unifrog to create your CV, on which you can get feedback to improve if required. This will help with applying for colleges, apprenticeships and eventually universities. Unifrog also allows you to further investigate careers paths specific to your skills and interests. See our Unifrog page for more details. Unifrog helps you track your destinations, helping you stay organised with your applications.
  • CareerPilot is a one stop site for everything careers related. You can look up all sorts of career options and see qualifications skills and experience required for each role, as well as salary guides. You can find how to access this system on our Useful Websites page.
  • When choosing your post 16 options, it is worth a look at our Universities page to make sure you are doing the right combination of subjects to your chosen courses and institutions.

Year 12

  • Unifrog will allow you to keep a record of your experiences skills and activities. You can use Unifrog to create your CV, on which you can get feedback to improve if required. This will help with applying for colleges, apprenticeships and eventually universities as it will help you create your personal statement. Unifrog also allows you to further investigate careers paths specific to your skills and interests. See our Unifrog page for more details. Unifrog helps you track your destinations, helping you stay organised with your applications.
  • CareerPilot is a one stop site for everything careers related. You can look up all sorts of career options and see qualifications skills and experience required for each role, as well as salary guides. You can find how to access this system on our Useful Websites page.
  • Our Useful Websites and Local Opportunities pages have links about a wide range of jobs, open days, volunteering and other opportunities.
  • Our Post 16 careers programme is outlined here.

Year 13

After year 13 you will be progressing on to University, an apprenticeship or other training and employment.

  • Unifrog will allow you to keep a record of your experiences skills and activities. You can use Unifrog to create your CV, on which you can get feedback to improve if required. This will help with applying for colleges, apprenticeships and eventually universities as it will help you create your personal statement. Unifrog also allows you to further investigate careers paths specific to your skills and interests. See our Unifrog page for more details. Unifrog helps you track your destinations, helping you stay organised with your applications.
  • CareerPilot is a one stop site for everything careers related. You can look up all sorts of career options and see qualifications skills and experience required for each role, as well as salary guides. You can find how to access this system on our Useful Websites page.
  • Our Useful Websites and Local Opportunities pages have links about a wide range of jobs, open days, volunteering and other opportunities.
  • Our Post 16 careers programme is outlined here.