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Year 9

In Year 9 students continue to refine their understanding of careers and pathways including selecting the GCSE options they wish to pursue:

  • In preparation for making GCSE options choices in term 2, students investigate subjects and their link to career pathways and their future.

  • Students reassess their personal strengths with a focus on transferable skills in workshop and one-to-one sessions

  • A variety of employers are made available to students to broaden knowledge and understanding - workshop sessions relevant to students based on specific areas of interest

  • Understand the range of options open to them and engage with a range of local business, FE and HE providers

  • Careers Week - careers quizzes, interesting facts and speakers embedded into curriculum lessons

  • Students are encouraged to challenge stereotypes within the world of work and traditional job roles through workshops and guest speakers



Online Summer School - Aspiring Journalists


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The NCTJ online summer school provides an introduction to journalism for beginners.

There is a video masterclass each week on topics such as news gathering, interviewing skills, media law, sports journalism and broadcasting.