Careers guidance

Students from any year group who would like to discuss their career and learning choices can make an individual appointment with Mrs Locke, a professionally qualified school Careers Adviser, by calling in to the Careers Library or emailing lockej@ripongrammar.com. Teaching staff can also refer individual pupils at times when it is felt that they will particularly benefit from one-to-one careers advice. Parents are very welcome to attend appointments or to contact the Careers Department.

All fifth form students will have at least one careers appointment with an independent and impartial Careers Adviser during the Autumn term, in order to explore a variety of education and career options and draw up an individual careers action plan to help them make a successful transition to post-16 learning.

During their time in the Sixth Form students are encouraged to arrange at least one face-to-face appointment with Mrs Locke during their free periods. Students can also have follow up appointments or ongoing contact via email to help them make the right choices for the future.

Students aged 13-18 are also directed to the National Careers Service where they can access independent on-line and telephone guidance from a National Careers Service adviser. This free service is available daily from 8am-10pm. There is also extensive information and advice on choosing subjects, exploring career ideas, case studies and frequently asked questions on the Young People section of the National Careers Service website.