Careers Wales provides independent and impartial careers information, advice and guidance to help students make informed and reasoned decisions on their learning and career options. These high quality services are delivered through practices that challenge discrimination and promote equality of opportunity.
CHOOSING SUBJECTS IN YEAR 9
- Choose subjects you enjoy
- Choose subjects you are good at
- Find out which subjects you need if you have a chosen career in mind
- Talk to your career adviser
- Talk to your parents or carer and your teachers
- Choose a subject because your friend is taking it
- Reject a subject because you think it’s’ for girls’ or boys’
- Choose or reject a subject because you like or dislike a teacher
- Choose a subject only because you think it will be easy
- Choose a new subject without finding out more about it
- Decide at the last minute
WHAT TO DO AFTER YEAR 11
It’s always better to explore all of your options so that you can make a decision that’s best for you.
- 6th Form
- College – (apply as early as possible)
- Apprenticeships – (it is up to you to find a company to take you on)
- Setting up your own business
- Studying or working abroad
- Youth Gateway
For more information on the services provide by Careers Wales please contact your school Careers Adviser, call FREE on 0800 919520 or visit www.careerswales.com
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND CARERS
Careers Guidance for school students in secondary education
In order to advise young people to make realistic career choices, the Careers Wales Adviser will draw on information about each student. This is obtained from the school and directly from the young person, either during the interview or by questionnaire. It will be limited to information that is relevant to your son or daughter’s future plans.
This information will be treated in confidence and is covered by the Data Protection Act. It cannot be used without permission unless Careers Wales is required to disclose the information by law.
Examples of information held will include:
- Name, address and telephone number
- Date of birth
- Health issues that may affect future plans
- Additional support needs
- Contact details of any other persons or agencies supporting your son or daughter
- Details of any work experience placements from school
We encourage parents and carers to take an active role in their child’s career planning and we therefore look forward to meeting you over the next few years at Parents Evenings and other events. You will also receive further updates from Careers Wales at key points of your son or daughters time at school.
For more information on the role Careers Wales plays in supporting both young people and their parents or carers throughout the careers education process, visit www.careerswales.com or the Learning and Careers Advice Helpline on 0800 100 900 (029 20906801 if calling from a mobile)
However, if you have any concerns or queries you wish to raise please contact:
Chief Executive, Careers Wales North East
St David’s Building, Daniel Owen Square
Earl Road, Mold, Flintshire
01352 750456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org