Careers Guidance

Appleby Grammar School offers impartial careers advice and makes it available to all students. Advice is focused on areas and times in which we as a school believe it is vital and most likely to be beneficial.  These key decision points are option choices of GCSEs in Year 9 moving into Year 10.  Focus is also placed on the choice of KS5 pathways as students move beyond GCSEs. Students gain understanding of careers options and develop careers related skills such as CV and cover letter writing through Life Skills lessons in Year 10 in which students seek a work placement that they undertake in March of Year 10 as their work experience.  In Year 11 students experience a Mock interview with skills in public speaking and interview techniques again supported through Life skills lessons.  Regular Careers Assemblies/Talks take place in school available to all pupils with talks from a range of colleges, apprenticeship providers and motivational speakers. In Sixth Form, support is given for university, college and apprenticeship applications. Further information is available from the careers advisor and form tutors/subject teachers. 

Many visits are offered throughout the student’s school life at AGS that inspire and motivate their aspirations and career ambitions.

The school hosts a very successful, annual careers fair with colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers and local/international businesses all in attendance.  Students and parents have given outstanding feedback and praise for this inspiring careers event which is growing in strength year after year.

As a forward thinking school we are always looking for help and advice to motivate our students and inspire their future career ambitions.  If you would like to get involved please contact Mrs Katy Modlin on: kmodlin@appleby.cumbria.sch.uk

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