A comprehensive Careers Information, Advice and Guidance programme is available to help support your son/ daughter making the right choices about their future as they move through Huish Sixth. This programme is delivered during form periods/free periods. By the end of the programme the broad aims are to have well motivated, confident students who achieve and have aspirations to better themselves.
A Huish Sixth student should be able to research careers and future pathways with confidence, write CV's, Covering letters and Application forms. They should be able talk confidently about their future; they should know their target grades, and be able to agree an action plan with an Independent careers adviser.
Below you can find some resources that help support the Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Programme:
Independent Careers Adviser: Emma Higman is an Independent Careers Adviser who is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parents are able to attend such meetings. Make appointments via Huish 6th Reception or Form Tutors. It is strongly recommended that students meet with Careers Adviser regularly.
Careers Hub: Logon to huish-i, http://www.huishepiscopi.somerset.sch.uk/
Go to school departments, then click on the careers website icon. This website has a great deal of information about Careers Information, Advice and Guidance.
UCAS: For students who are going to University they will have to register with UCAS and write a personal statement. Form tutors will support this process.
The Careers Library: (within the Resource Centre) has a range of books, magazines and prospectuses designed to help students make the right choices. It is available each lunch time. New books can be ordered on request.
IT Software: Kudos Inspire is a web based careers software package that can be used either at home or in our Academy to help make appropriate futures choices. http://www.cascaid.co.uk/kudosinspire/ Visit this website and register a new account using the licence code: see form tutor for current licence code.
IT Software: Higher Ideas (AS/A Level) is a web based careers software package that can be used either at home or in our Academy to help make appropriate futures choices. http://chas.careersoft.co.uk/HI/default.aspx?LinkMaker=6bf62f61-25d3-420d-a368-69eae3ad252d
National Careers Helpline / Website: This careers service can be found at: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk or Call: 0800 100 900
Apprenticeships: Information about Apprenticeships along with current vacancies can be found at: www.apprenticeships.org.uk/
Work Experience: Is launched in September each year and students are offered support and guidance in helping them gain a suitable placement. It is expected that each student undertakes at least one placement that lasts for 5 days. Work Experience generally takes place after the AS exams. Please contact the Sixth Form Reception for exact dates.
If you have any questions or queries about the Careers Information, Advice and Guidance on offer to students at Huish Academy then please contact your son or daughters Form Tutor who will then direct your question/query to the relevant person.