We have celebrated National Careers Week in school last week, it was aimed at inspiring students in Years 7 -13 to explore their options further with a wide range of activities happening all around the week. All the students in Year 7 and 8 have explored the project of Invisible Jobs during their form time, which was a huge success as this has enabled students to research different invisible jobs around them and qualification and skills needed for those jobs. In addition to this, students in Year 7and 8 have really enjoyed Careers Treasure Hunt on Monday lunchtime which was organised by sixth form prefects. We had a very high attendance for the Treasure Hunt Activity with more than half of the year group participating in the event. The Career Treasure Hunt has allowed students to be more aware about the requirements for relevant subjects for different jobs.
Whilst younger groups were working on the Invisible jobs project, students in Year 9 and 10 were exploring different pathways from GCSE to their Dream Career through the Job Journey App challenge. It was really inspiring to see students have created informative posters for an app, which could provide qualifications and skills needed for different jobs. During the week students in KS4 also had the opportunity to attend the Subject Fair organised by A level students which was again highly popular, and students have found this very informative. All through out the week, we had teachers sharing the different careers routes existing in their subject as a starter activity. We had the Careers Assembly being delivered by Mrs Levy and Mr Murdoch (Assistant Head) to stimulate curiosity amongst students. Students in sixth form have benefited from the scholars’ event which was run by UCGS alumni for the Career in Law.
Overall the week ran very smoothly, and the students found them very helpful and informative, a big thank you to Mr Murdoch (Assistant Head), Mrs Levy (Careers and Work-related Leader), Ms Briggs (Careers Co-ordinator) and Sixth Form Leadership Team for organising the workshops, events and activities for our students, which will help in them making informed decisions about their future.
We are promoting raising awareness in different careers and pathways at Upton Court Grammar School. For additional information about careers and employability tailored to each year group, students are encouraged to check out the Careers and Employability course in the library and speak to Ms Briggs (Careers Co-ordinator), who also offers drop-in sessions at break times and lunchtimes to offer impartial advice on students’ career journeys.
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Levy (Careers and Work- related Leader) email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Quotes from students:
“We are learning about different careers such as joining the army and its bursary, and how to make our dream career come true.” 11HE
“We are learning how there are so many careers linked to even a simple thing like production of a pencil, to help students see the career opportunities behind things.” 7B
“We are creating an application for careers week, which promotes the various job opportunities and qualifications for different fields”. 9HE Reya Ballari/Jaya Sekhon