Looking to the Future at Saint Paul’s < < BACK

March 2017

Year 7 students  had a day at school focusing on their future; the focus was on their dream job and what they would need to do to achieve their dream.

Whilst Year 8's and Year 11's were attending their Consultation Day, Year 7 students took time out from their studies to consider what they would like to achieve in the future and the career to which they aspire. They looked at which career they would like and discussed the various options with their teachers; they then examined the study path which would enable them to attain their goal.

The students looked at the GCSE options they would need, the A levels necessary to gain a place on a university course, the university and college courses available and the CVs, application forms and Personal Statements they would need to submit at each stage. They also learned about job descriptions and personal specifications and researched the personal skills and attributes necessary for those roles.

“This was a fantastic day; we all enjoyed discussing with the students the many and varied exciting opportunities available to them,” explained Mrs Sarah Williams, Deputy Headteacher. “The focused day enabled the students to gain an understanding of the many career opportunities available, also it examined the skills and attitudes needed for their particular dream job and a successful future.”

“An opportunity like this allows the students to make a more informed choice about what career route is best for them,” commented Executive Headteacher, Mr Tony Billings. “Starting early with the Year 7s allows them time to consider what they’d like to achieve and think about the pathway to achieve this. They can start talking to family and acquaintances about their careers and the hard work and dedication needed to achieve those goals.”

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