Careers Convention 2016
Our Careers Convention takes place on Tuesday 11 October, 6-8pm at Kingshill. To help pupils at Cirencester Deer Park and Kingshill Schools find out about the world of work and to raise aspirations, the schools organise an annual Careers Convention.
Working collaboratively to ensure pupils at Cirencester Deer Park School and Cirencester Kingshill School are prepared for the future, our Careers Convention will take place this year on Tuesday 11 October, 6–8pm at Cirencester Kingshill School. We do hope that parents and pupils in Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 will be able to attend.
We already have around 60 organisations attending, ranging from companies to colleges to universities, and the wealth of information that will be available will apply to all year groups.
Year 8: These pupils may think it will be a long time before they need to make choices for their future but it will soon be upon them. Attending the Convention will help them to start considering their futures.
Year 9: Pupils will soon be considering option choices for Key Stage 4. This will be an excellent opportunity to look at universities and Further Education colleges to see what entry requirements are needed, as well as talking to employers to discover the skills and qualifications required in various occupational areas.
Year 10 and 11: These pupils will soon be making choices for post 16 progression, whether it is college, sixth form or training. There will be people on hand to answer questions. It will also be worth looking at universities to gain an idea of entry requirements and the vast number of courses available.
Year 11 parents also have an opportunity to attend our Post 16 Parents’ Information Evening on Thursday 29 September at 6.30pm in the Main Hall. Our Year 11 pupils are starting to think about the next stage in their learning journeys and, with so many different routes available, the decisions can be hard to make. Cirencester College and South Gloucestershire & Stroud College will be present to talk about A Levels, BTECs/Vocational courses and Apprenticeships. When choosing any institution for further study, it is important to research the courses they offer and make a preliminary visit - see our Careers Information page for a list of upcoming local Open Days and Evenings.
All of our young people in Years 8 to 11, over the next few months, will have to make decisions that will affect their future. It is vital that they are equipped with as much information as possible.