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Careers Guidance for Students


Students are welcome to refer themselves for an appointment at any time.  Just e-mail careers@poolegrammar.com to ask for an appointment.  Typically careers appointments take place for all Year 11s, and all Year 12s on a voluntary basis.  Additional appointments are available by request.

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

https://kudos.cascaid.co.uk/#/ – typically this will be completed in Year 9 but sometimes students miss the lesson.  The Licence Code can be obtained by emailing careers@poolegrammar.com.  The outcomes of this programme will be referred to in Year 11 careers interviews and therefore is vital to ensure it is fully and thoroughly completed, with attention given to every question and the extra information displayed in the i icon after every question.  Make sure that you have completed the second set of questions after the first 50, where you will be given a list of careers to look at.  That is not yet complete, however, go back to the left-hand column hyperlinks and click “My assessments” to drop-down the sub-menus and click on “MyFuture”, then click “Complete My Future”.  If you have already completed all the questions it will populate this option instead as “Review MyFuture”, giving you the chance to edit your answers.

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

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship – searching for apprenticeships

https://discoveruni.gov.uk/ – to compare higher education institutions

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

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

https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/exploratory-widgets/a-level-explorer – to find higher education courses which match predictions

https://studentfinance.campaign.gov.uk/ – information about student finance

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/students/student-loans-tuition-fees-changes/ – the reality about student loans (or should it be called “graduate tax”?)

https://digital.top100graduateemployers.com/view/153459/  – a useful insight into graduate careers potential from High Fliers Research carried out for The Times newspaper of the Top 100 Graduate Employers

https://targetjobs.co.uk/uk300 – a useful insight into graduate careers potential from Target Jobs of the Top 300 Graduate Employers, using different research methods to The Times list (Guardian sponsored)

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b57fee6f#/b57fee6f/1  – The School Leaver 200 most popular employers for school leavers, including jobs, apprenticeships and other opportunities.

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9058c6ab?fbclid=IwAR1WOmvn_OMWvCi1_ls89O-7NLOW8E_zESIxAnnjX8Qho3l6fmcExD4_Wns#/9058c6ab/1 . – The Parents’ Careers Guide – for parents of 15 to 18 year olds

Contact details are: careers@poolegrammar.com or

Mark Hannington RCDP
Careers and Higher Education Advisor 

Poole Grammar School: Gravel Hill | Poole | Dorset |  BH17 9JU

01202 692132 (extension 269)