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Sir Christopher Hatton

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Support for Years 9, 10 & 11

PARENTS:

  • Discuss with your child which routes that they wish to take after GCSE’s – 6th form, college or an apprenticeship (see useful resources section below for some handy links about the routes available to your child)
  • If your child is unsure on their options encourage them to research what is available to them (see useful resources section below)
  • Encourage your child to be responsible at home to gain valuable skills.
  • Encourage your child to be part of clubs and associations to help to build up their skills set and gain valuable experience of being an adult.
  • For older children encourage them to get a small part time job, a paper round or to volunteer to help them gain experience of a working environment. Both educational institutions and employers actively encourage students to have real experience of work.
  • Ask your child to start recording their skills and experiences so they can refer back to them when applying for 6th form, college or an apprenticeship.
  • Ask your child to look at the student resources section below.

STUDENTS:

Here are some useful resources for you:

Not sure what you want to do? Have you thought of auditing your skills using an online audit?

You can try this careers quiz at home:

  • Take the 'Plotr' quiz but make sure that you register with them first so you don’t lose the results:

https://www.startprofile.com/

Skills and Careers:

Want to look at careers generally? Have a browse at some of the following links:

  • Interested in a job but want more information? e.g. what qualifications will I need; what skills do I need to develop?  The National Careers Services describes a range of careers for students (and older) to consider; along with useful guidance how to apply for jobs and prepare for interviews.  The Job Profiles page is particularly useful:

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/default.aspx

  • Careers advice and videos on a range of careers choices

http://icould.com/

  • Education pathways open to you, from GCSEs to Degree choices, and everything in-between:

http://www.brightknowledge.org/knowledge-bank/education-pathways

(scroll down on the page for options when you go onto the above link)

After Year 11:

Thinking of joining our 6th Form? Have a look at the VI Form section of our website:

Sir Christopher Hatton Academy:

http://www.hattonschool.org.uk/page/?title=Sixth+Form&pid=168

Local College websites:

  • Moulton College, from post-16 to postgraduate and professional development, provides full and part-time courses: www.moulton.ac.uk
  • Tresham College, post 16 courses including the National College for Motorsport and HNC/HND courses: www.tresham.ac.uk/

Tips when applying for apprenticeships and interviews:

Where to look when applying for apprenticeships: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Advice when applying for apprenticeships: https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/advice-and-guides

Skills and Careers:

  • Interested in a job but want more information? e.g. what qualifications will I need; what skills do I need to develop?  The National Careers Services describes a range of careers for students (and older) to consider; along with useful guidance how to apply for jobs and prepare for interviews.  The Job Profiles page is particularly useful:

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/default.aspx

  • Careers advice and videos on a range of careers choices

http://icould.com/

  • Education pathways open to you, from GCSEs to Degree choices, and everything in-between:

http://www.brightknowledge.org/knowledge-bank/education-pathways

(scroll down on the page for options when you go onto the above link)

  • Which University Guide - a site from Which providing a lot of what you need to know about universities, courses and employment prospects:

http://www.university.which.co.uk