Sacred Heart Catholic College

Year 7 to 13 Resources

Career Guidance Interviews

One to one guidance interviews will be scheduled in school to allow students to talk about their career or to help students consider their key strengths if they are unsure. The purpose of the interview is to help students widen their career ideas and develop research skills so they are in a position to complete their own independent research. Students can refer themselves for an interview by speaking to Mr Gardiner or Ms Mills

Question to consider when choosing options

There are many options available at 16. Questions you need to consider when identifying the right course for you:
Do you enjoy the course? (you should be surprised to learn students do on occasion study certain subjects even though they do not enjoy them!)

How is the course assessed? Does it meet your learning style? Do you prefer coursework or exam?
How does the course differ from the course at GCSE? What will you will you be studying? How big is the jump?
How do your teachers feel you will cope with the course? Do they have concerns? For example will you achieve the A or A* grade needed in Chemistry to become a doctor? What modules or subjects will you be studying? Have you done some outside reading on the subject if you have not studied it before? (your school library will have relevant books)

Finally, do not choose a course simply because it looks good or because your friend is studying the subject! Choose a course for the simple reason that you enjoy it and it could relate to what you want to do in the future.


Take the Buzz Test

This website is an excellent resource that will allow you to watch video clips of people who have experience of working in a wide range of job sectors from property management, science, marketing, PR and many more.

Careerometer widget 2

Want to know the wages and areas of growth and decline?

The Russell Group Guide to making decisions about post-16 education

Please note that choices of A levels will vary between departments at universities, so please use this as an overall guide not as a definitive resource. The best way is to contact the Admission Tutor for the subject you are interested in applying.

Future Trends in the Job Market

Find out what the graduates from 2008 were doing in 2009 - how many had jobs, the types of jobs they went into, and how many went on to further study. This information will help you to get a better understanding of the job market.
Prospects: What do Graduates do?

What University? What Course?

Degree Course Finder -


Push - Guide to UK universities

Independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days, student finance and all things student related.

What Uni - university search site

Easy searching for university courses, university course reviews and college course reviews in the UK.

Open University

Not sure you want the expense of university? Then you could consider Open University course. Find out more by visiting the above website.


Includes information about new School Leaver Programmes 2013

National Apprenticeship Service official website

Work based learning providers across the Merseyside area (digital skills/social media apprenticeships)

NHS Careers

Profiles on jobs and occupations

This is similar to the website and it provides short films on various careers from Medical, Science, Creative & Media to name but a few.

Amazing Apprenticeships – Apprenticeships Portal

All About Apprenticeships


Voluntary opportunities for 14 - 25 year olds

National Citizenship Service programme - take on new challenges, learn new skills and help out your community.

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Information

Creative Industries



Support and advice available for students with disabilities


Psychometric Testing