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Careers in Year 8

You will have to make your subject choices for GCSE. It is important that you keep as broad a range of subjects as possible over and above the core subjects.

If you or your parents would like some help with these decisions, then make an appointment to see Mrs Hale.

PSHE – Careers education

You will continue to do careers related learning in your PSHE lessons during form-time, where you will complete a STEPS for Year 8 work-booklet and you will cover topics such as:

  • Your personal beliefs
  • Making decisions
  • Writing an action plan   


Guided choices/options workshop

You will take part in a Guided Choices/Options workshop in relation to Careers. You will be given advice on how to choose options and complete activities to help you to start thinking about options and choices in relation to future careers. You will complete a series of activities, a personalised careers quiz and you will start to do some careers research on the ‘I Could’ website.


Careers Fair

You will visit the Careers Fair in school, which can be a perfect opportunity to discuss options choices with employers and universities for more advice in relation to your future career aspirations.

‘The event went really well and students seemed very engaged. I was surprised how easy the year 7’s & 8’s were approaching exhibitors!’.

Livia Lita, Birmingham City University.

‘Suprisingly, the younger age groups in particular seemed very engaged and interested to talk to us’.

Shaw Wallace, Veolia Environmental Services.