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Careers for parents

The aim of this page is to provide an overview of how you, as parents, can support your sons/daughters with their career development, especially at key decision making points such as Year 8 and Year 11.

You can also browse the careers information already provided for students.

Contact details:

Ms H Randhawa

hra@wexham.slough.sch.uk

Mr J Kirrane

jak@wexham.slough.sch.uk

Careers Advice and Guidance at Wexham

We work with Adviza to provide independent careers advice and guidance to your son/daughter. Carrie Haywood is our School Careers Adviser and is in school on a number of Fridays in the Autumn and Spring terms. Each year Carrie meets with all Year 11 students in groups, most of the 6th form students and a number of year 10 students. Each student has an action plan following the meeting.

Student Entitlement at Wexham

Careers Software

We have a range of careers software available for use by your sons and daughters.

·      KUDOS ask a series of probing questions about interests and likes/dislikes, before suggesting some career areas of interest. These areas of interest are then followed up with detailed information about what is entailed with these career areas and how they can be accessed. (You will need the license code to access this software)

·      eClips is the one stop shop for information on particular career areas – salaries, entry requirements, labour market information (i.e. are these career areas growing or shrinking).  (You will need the license code to access this software).

Key Decision Points

Year 8 – GCSE options

At Wexham, students select their GCSE options in year 8. The latest options booklet is below.

Year 11 – Post 16 choices

During year 11, students make choices about what they will do post-16. These choices include A Levels, BTECs and NVQs, at Wexham or other schools/colleges, or apprenticeships. Students must stay in some kind of education or training until their 18th birthday.

Year 12 and 13

In year 12 and 13 students consider what they will go onto do after Wexham. Most of our students go through the UCAS process and apply to university, but others look at apprenticeships and other school leaver programmes.

https://universirty.which.co.uk/advice/advice/advice-for-parents/parents-what-you-need-to-know-about-student-finance

https://www.ucas.co/how-it-all-works/parents-and-guardians

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are very different now. It is worth finding out more when there are up to 28000 vacancies online at any time, in sectors ranging from banking to fashion.  

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/

Labour Market Information (LMI)

https://www.plotr.co.uk/advice/articles/helping-your-child-choose-a-career-parents-guide-to-lmi