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Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form Youth Sport Trust Lead School

Blessed George Napier
Catholic School and Sixth Form
Youth Sport Trust Lead School

Part of the Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company

Careers Education

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Careers Education continues to be an important aspect of a student's development.  From Year 7 upwards, students have lessons, conferences and individual interviews to help identify:

  • areas of interest
  • skills and qualifications needed
  • courses and training available
  • individual skills and personal qualities
  • local Labour Market Information

In Years 10 and 12 all students have a week of work experience to introduce them to the adult environment and world of work.  Often expectations are different, and it is a useful exercise for students to find out what they may be interested in.

We are supported by many organisations who ensure that students have up-to-date advice.  BGN works in partnership with The Careers and Enterprise Company who provide us with up-to-date employer need and labour market information and support us in the constant evaluation of our careers programme.  BGN also employs an impartial careers advice service. Adviza is a service for 13-19 year-olds aiming to support individuals to achieve in school and accesses specialist services. All students have the opportunity to have a one on one interview with our adviser who then produces an individual action plan for the student. This is an excellent service which helps to co-ordinate support for our students.

The 6th Form is encouraged to prepare for university entrance and attend Open Days to gain a valuable insight into expectations and life away from home.  A detailed programme of support through the Adviza service ensures that whatever the aspirations of the students, appropriate advice is given.

We have a range of facilities to support students in school.  These include:

  • Careers Library in the LRC
  • Computer Programmes including KUDOS, eclips
  • UCAS support (organised by Mrs S O'Donnell and Mrs M Ellul)
  • Careers Programme (organised by Mrs L Harris)
  • Work Experience and Placements (Yr 10 organised by Mrs S Lillis.  Yr 12 organised by Mrs R Peel).  The work experience form can be downloaded and is available below.
  • BGN students have support from our "ADVIZA" Careers Advisor who can be contacted via the school.
  • Careers Fair held each November for students and parents in years 10-13