Careers

A young person's career is their pathway through learning and work.

All young people need a planned programme of activities to help them make 14-19 choices that are right for them and to be able to manage their careers throughout their lives.

Chichester High School is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education for all students in Years 7-13 and information, advice and guidance (IAG) in partnership with an independent company U-Explore, who offer all students impartial advice.

In years 8 and 9 students will be helped to:

  • understand themselves and know who (and what!) plays a part in how they think about themselves and the things that matter to them
  • develop confidence in themselves and in their abilities
  • understand how the world of work is changing and the skills that they (and the rest of us!) need in order to do well in their future life and career
  • make well informed choices about their future lives

The students will take part in various planned activities to help them do this, such as 'Take Your Son to Work Day' in Year 7, various PSHE lessons in all three years and individual interviews, prior to option choices being made.

In years 10 and 11 students will be helped to:

  • identify and set short and medium term life goals as well as learning targets
  • identify, select and use a wide range of information resources
  • use work related learning/experiences to shape their career progression
  • understand the options open to them once they leave school, identify their priorities and explain the decisions they eventually make

The students will take part in various planned activities to help them do this, such as individual interviews with a Connexions advisor.

The National Careers Service is a fantastic website.  Click on the picture below and you will be taken to their website.

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