Poole Grammar School, Gravel Hill, Poole, Dorset, BH17 9JU | Tel: 01202 692132 | Fax: 01202 606500 | Email: pgsoffice@poolegrammar.com


The school employs a Registered Professional of the Career Development Institute as the school’s primary provider of independent, impartial careers education, information advice and guidance.  Mr Hannington is available in Room D11 to all students of the school for one-to-one interviews.  Call 01202 692132 extension 268 with any questions.

The school delivers a range of careers sessions through the PSHE system within the school delivered by tutors and Mr Hannington, which run throughout years 7 to 13.

The school organises compulsory interviews in Years 11 and 12 with Mr Hannington, with parents invited.  It is the expectation of the school that students will have completed 2 weeks’ work experience by the time they leave in Year 13, which can be supported by Mr Hannington in Year 10.

Every year the school organises a major careers convention event in the first week of the Autumn term.  This event has grown from being based in the Main Hall to being in all 4 large halls, along with talks in about 20 classrooms, from the 140 or more delegates involved.

The school recommends the following tools to assist with making choices:

https://www.plotr.co.uk/ – to help give suggestions around possible areas of work.  We use this in Year 9 PSHE sessions.

https://www.ucas.com/ucas/after-gcses – this will help if you’re considering leaving after year 11

http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/ – to compare higher education institutions

https://www.ucas.com/ – to find higher education courses

https://www.ucas.com/connect/videos#js=on – video guides on applying for higher education

www.which.co.uk/university – to find higher education courses which match predictions

https://www.gov.uk/studentfinancesteps  – information about student finance

http://www.top100graduateemployers.com/ – a useful insight into graduate careers potential

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships – the apprenticeships website

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