Welcome to Careers at AHS
We have a comprehensive programme of careers education, advice and guidance. This is introduced through the ‘skills and attributes’ sessions delivered in form time in Year 8 where we hope to open the eyes of our girls to the possibilities of different careers and give them the opportunity to find out more and understand skills they may need when choosing a profession. Our impartial Connexions adviser, Laura Franklin, visits all form groups in Year 9 and again in Year 10, as well as delivering assemblies and offering lunch time drop in sessions. Our Enterprise Day takes place at the end of Year 9, challenging students to develop a set of key skills, including; collaboration and team building activities. Girls are invited to group interviews with Laura in Year 11 to discuss their next steps, as well as each having an individual interview with a senior teacher to discuss their post 16 choices. Girls in Year 12 and 13 are given extensive guidance about their possible next steps (including university applications and other post 18 options, such as apprenticeships) by both our sixth form team and Laura. Laura attends consultation evenings for Year 9, Year 11 and Year 12.
Throughout the year a selection of talks on a variety of careers are offered to student’s Year 10 and above. Mrs Taylor would be pleased to hear from anyone who would be prepared to come and speak. These are a great opportunity for students to learn and ask questions about a career that may suit them in the future.
Students are also more than welcome to join the careers google classroom group – just use the following code to join:qgblucy. Here they will find out about up and coming career talks and information about other opportunities being offered both locally and nationally.
To support students along the way we subscribe to two useful websites which students would find helpful to explore:
www.careersoft.co.uk Click on the ‘sign in’ link at the bottom right of the home page. Access code: fznmzyk3
www.eclips-online.co.uk Password: HP21 7SX
Some other very useful websites the girls may like to access to search for opportunities, explore careers and apprenticeship opportunities and gain experience within local businesses are:
Careers talks at AHS