We have been very busy this half term preparing Year 11 for their future pathway after they leave Culcheth High School, and the majority have applied for a college place, been for an interview and received a conditional offer for September.
Others have been involved in an apprenticeship workshop and had a mock interview to help prepare them for the world of work and are now applying for apprenticeship vacancies. Most of these can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship. For anyone still undecided or without any concrete plans, there are a few college open days coming up over the next few weeks, however the application deadline for some colleges has passed (Winstanley College). It is still possible to apply to other colleges but your first choice of course may already be full. For open evening information – look at the college website directly. With the Raising the Participation Age, all school leavers must remain in education or training until their 18th birthday. This can be a college course or apprenticeship/traineeship. For further information see: https://www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave school.
If your son/daughter is unsure about their future plans please contact Mrs Morris, our Careers Adviser to arrange an appointment. Careers@culchethhigh.org.uk .
It is also an important time for Year 9 students as they face option choices for Key Stage 4. Each Year 9 form has had a visit from Mrs Morris who has talked about what to consider when choosing options and the importance of identifying strengths, weaknesses and ability in subjects. She has also shown the students a useful careers website: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ which provides information on over 800 job roles including entry requirements, progression routes and what each job involves on a day-to-day basis.