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Careers

Year 7

Away to work: Year 7 will spend a day at relative's place of work during the May activity day. They will develop their skills and see what is like to going to work each day.

Year 8

Discovery Careers: Students establish what their dreams and ambitions are for their future careers. They then consider the skills they need to achieve these dreams.

Options evening: Students embark on their important GCSE choices. Students are supported with an Options Evening, taster lessons and careers appointments are available on request.

Year 9

Careers speed networking: Students have the opportunity to meet and ask questions to employers in the local area and ask questions on the choices they made at the key points in their lives.

Year 10

Careers day: Another opportunity to speak to local business people but in more depth. Students will take part in Q and A sessions so they can find out how other people progressed in their careers and take advice on what they can do. They will also use the the 'Start' careers program to start exploring different careers and what they need to do to get there.

Year 11

Interview Skills: Students undertake a full recruitment and selection process. Over 30 volunteers  come into the school to run mock interviews. In preparation for this, students create CVs, complete application forms and learn how to write a covering letter before the interview that is be held in January. Students are provided with full feedback of what went well and how they can improve from the volunteers. They also receive careers talks from a selection of the volunteers at the end of the day.

Year 8, 10 and 11 also look at their 'next steps'. They will regularly review what options are open to them if they achieve their predicted grades.

Sixth form

Students in the Sixth Form receive ongoing support with their UCAS applications and have ongoing access to Unifrog. Year 13 students are encouraged to visit university open days when making choices for their university. They visit a national careers fair at the Emirates in November and go on work shadowing in June. Selected students participate in the Deloitte MicroTyco challenge.

External speakers

Our students benefit from career talks from a wide variety of industries including finance, construction, law, engineering, hospitality, the sciences.

We always welcome local volunteers to come and discuss their careers with our students. If you are willing to volunteer please contact jfaul@finchleycatholic.org.uk

Careers appointments

Every Monday and Wednesday career appointments are available to our students. All students will be seen at various points throughout their time at FCHS. However, if you would like to request one or attend one with your son / daughter please book an appointment through your son or daughter's Form Tutor.

Useful Links for students and parents: 

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/skills-health-check/your-assessments

https://www.careersadviceforparents.org/2015/01/choosing-gcse-subjects-essential-guide.html

https://www.startprofile.com/

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

https://www.how2become.com

https://icould.com/

http://www.plotr.co.uk/

https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/

https://www.unifrog.org/

https://www.ucas.com/