Careers advice in the Senior School
We see the promotion of planning careers as a process which starts early in pupils’ lives at King’s. Although the main thrust of advice for their future is directed at Higher Education, it is recognised that some students are uncertain and seek advice not only about university education but also careers.
We start this process early in the pupils’ time at King’s. In Shells Year (Year 8) this starts with the use of a fun game called “Real Game” which initiates careers information. In the Third Year (Year 9) through to Fifth Year (Year 11), tutors use a website resource called “U Explore” which enables pupils to gather information and guidance about possible careers and tutors work closely with their pupils in researching career paths and interview them to discuss career opportunities. Pupils are able to access “U-explore” at home via the internet to carry out independent research and parents can also register to use the site themselves.
The school also has a well stocked careers library which pupils are invited to use as a resource for gathering information.
In the Fifth Year, pupils are offered the opportunity of taking the Morrisby tests. These are a series of tests which help to identify their strengths and aptitudes and offers suggestions regarding career areas which they might find themselves suited to.
Once students reach the Sixth Form, careers advice is organised by the Head of Sixth Form and more can be read about that here: link to Sixth form careers advice.
If you would like further information please contact: Mr Roy Wheeler, Head of Co-Curriculum on 01244 68571 or