Careers and HE News

Year 10 pupils enjoy Oxbridge opportunity

Five pupils were selected to join pupils from other West Derby schools on a trip to Cambridge as part of the Stephen Twigg MP Oxbridge Collaborative...

A visit from the bone investigators

Thanks to a talk from STEM Ambassadors pupils now understand the reality of CSI programmes!...

Past pupil gives legal talk

Old Edwardian and solicitor Camilla Waszek returned to the College to deliver a talk about her career to pupils interested in a career in law...

Careers and Higher Education

Aims and Objectives

The ultimate aim of the Careers and Higher Education Service at St Edward’s College is to make it possible for young people to engage proactively in decisions about their education pathways and their journey to a career. We hope to actively encourage and inspire our pupils to take ownership of their career plans and to consider all options, so that they are able to select the best way forward for their interests, motivations, learning styles, abilities and aspirations.

Aims

  • To enable pupils to make informed choices about their career pathways which include appropriate decisions and actions
  • To provide objective and impartial advice and information
  • To develop and maintain links with a range of community organisations and businesses, including our alumni, providing appropriate and relevant opportunities for pupils

Objectives

  • To source and provide up-to-date information and advice about all options and career paths available to young people
  • To help pupils understand and develop the necessary skills ready for the work place
  • To provide opportunities for pupils to understand their interests, abilities, aspirations and options through a variety of means, including personal discussion with the Careers and Higher Education Service or an external Careers Adviser
  • To promote the Careers and Higher Education service to all pupils, allowing them to make an informed choice on when and how best to engage with the team

Careers Education at the College is a progressive journey beginning in Year 8. All pupils receive the relevant careers information and education that is suitable to their age group. Pupils are encouraged to be proactive about their future and actively seek advice and guidance. The Careers and Higher Education Service is dedicated to tailoring the provision to meet pupils’ needs in order to help them on their future path.  We actively seek pupils’ views, comments and suggestions on how we might improve our service.

It is our aim to ensure all pupils leave St Edward’s College with an awareness of what they, as individuals, have to contribute to the world of work, combined with the skills, confidence and motivation to make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead.

 

Careers and Higher Education Programme

 

Year 8

LJMU Workshop                            Mini me 
Year Assembly and Form time Activities based on the Workshop in order to develop their ideas
Career Advice Drop in sessions after school

 

Year 9

Connexions  Interviews                

One to one / Review Day
Year Assemblies Post 16 Choices / Higher Education
KUDOs / F Tutor (1 to 1) Pupil online questionnaire
Connexions Workshop  
Career Talks Talks on a variety of careers - Invite alumni in to deliver talks, where possible, with the aim to inspire and motivate pupils
Career Advice Drop in sessions after school

 

Year 10

Connexions Interviews                  One to one / Review Day
Year Assemblies Post 16 Choices / Higher Education
EPR Programme All students to develop a CV, personal statement and record of their academic and extra-curricular achievements
Barclays Workshop Money and Networking Skills, Post 16 Options
Form time Careers Activities
Work Experience 2 weeks Trinity Term
Career Talks Talks on a variety of careers - Invite alumni in to deliver talks, where possible, with the aim to inspire and motivate pupils
Career Advice Drop in sessions after school

 

Year 11

Connexions Interviews                  One to one / Review Day
Year Assemblies Post 16 Choices / Higher Education
EPR Programme All students to develop a CV, personal statement and record of all their academic and extra-curricular achievements
Form time Career Activities /HE Preparation
Career Talks Talks on a variety of careers - Invite alumni in to deliver talks, where possible, with the aim to inspire and motivate pupils
Career Advice Drop in sessions after school
Oxbridge Talk Presentation - application process

 

Year 12

HE and Careers Introduction  Day spent by all pupils in various workshops
Connexions Interviews               One to one / Review Day
Career Talks Talks on a variety of careers - Invite alumni in to deliver talks, where possible, with the aim to inspire and motivate pupils
Career Workshop  
Career Advice Drop in sessions after school
Year Assemblies Higher Education / Apprenticeships
Higher Education and Preparation day Presentations from Liverpool University, LJMU and Hope University / carousel of activities
Merseyside UCAS Convention A university fair. lectures and seminars 
Haydock Conference Oxbridge
Oxbridge Talk Presentation - application process
Higher Education Drop in sessions after school

 

Year 13

HE and Careers Introduction Day spent by all pupils in various workshops
Connexions Interviews                  One to one / Review Day
Careers Talks Talks on a variety of careers - Invite alumni in to deliver talks, where possible, with the aim to inspire and motivate pupils
Career Advice Drop in sessions after school
Higher Education Drop in sessions after school
UCAS Application  Send off