Careers Evening 2016
05 Oct 2016
CAREERS PROGRAMME 2016-17
The current academic year is a very important one for your son/daughter; he/she will sit GCSE examinations and must make a decision about their post-16 options.
It is our aim to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to make the correct personal decision regarding career progression. Therefore, we would like to invite all Year 11 students and parents/guardians to a Career Choice Evening on Wednesday 9 November where information and advice on options at post-16, along with a whole host of representatives from education providers and various professions, will be available.
Your son/daughter will soon need to complete their applications for their post-16 choices. This year, students will apply directly to the institution in which they would like to attend by Friday 27 January and record their choices on the Ashby School Application Process. Students will be introduced to the process in their PSD lessons during November and will use it to apply to Ashby School or to record their applications to other institutions. Students will be given time in lessons to complete their applications, however they may need more time to do this and can do so at home. There will also be lunchtime drop in sessions should your son/daughter need any extra support, and computer access is available in the library before school, during break time, at lunch time and after school.
Your son/daughter may find using the careers software Fast Tomato, the UCAS Progress website and the National Careers Service good places to start if they are unsure about future options. These are listed at the bottom of this letter.
As you may be aware, all Year 11 students need to remain in education or training until they are 18 years old. This can be at Ashby School Sixth Form, but may also be at a college, with a training provider or on an apprenticeship scheme.
We welcome parental links and urge you to contact the school if you have any queries regarding the careers programme or any concerns about your son/daughter’s future plans.
In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you at the Careers Evening on Wednesday 9 November. The evening runs from 6.30-8.30pm and is situated on the Nottingham Road site (C Block) and Café Express in A Block. Parking for parents/guardians will be in A Block (Nottingham Road). The event is always very busy, therefore there is overflow parking available at Ivanhoe College.
Miss Aimee Littler Mrs Yvonne Lemm
Head of Careers CPD/Careers Administrator
Fast Tomato: www.fasttomato.com Registration Code for Ashby School: KNUX
UCAS Progress: https://www.ucasprogress.com