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Careers Library

With the many changes in 13-19 education, information is crucial to students to help them make informed choices about their futures. In support of the it’s careers’ programme, Ken Stimpson Community School maintains a comprehensive and up-to-date Careers Library, which is located in the teaching area of Werrington Library. The library is accessible to students at lunch times and during lesson time if no classes are using the area. Both parents and students are able to use the Library out of school hours when Werrington Library is open. 

The traditional careers and education area contains an extensive occupational section which includes information on a wide range of careers. Information leaflets about work are available to take away, magazines to browse, books for loan and appropriate websites are advertised in school and these are listed below. Leaflets from professional bodies are also available. College prospectuses are available to take away, giving information about both post 14 and post 16 options.

The university section includes a wide range of current University Prospectuses, key reference books such as The Big Guide (The UCAS official guide to University and College Entrance), Heap’s Degree Course Offers and The PUSH Guide to Which University. Literature is available to those students considering a gap year. Many leaflets and information packs about student finance are available to take away. 

The Library includes not only accurate and objective information about learning and career opportunities and progression routes, but also literature about personal and lifestyle issues which effect young people: information is available about health, housing, financial support, relationships, rights & the law, travel and transport, volunteering and local/national support & advice agencies. 

Should users of the Library not find what they need, Mrs Jarvis, Head of Resources and Careers Co-ordinator, is happy to help.

Online Resources

The students will use the resources below during their PHSE lessons. Students are also able to access these resources from outside of the school.

Kudos

Lots of information on jobs, Higher Education and a questionnaire to help you with career choice. Ask your Form Tutor or Mrs Jarvis for a password.
www.cascaid.co.uk

E-clips

Access to 350 on-line leaflets on a wide range of jobs, education choices and lifestyle issues.
www.eclips-online.co.uk

Launchpad

Launchpad is an innovative program that introduces Key Stage 3 pupils to their options and suports their subject choice and career path.

JED (Job Explorer Database)

JED makes careers information understandable, interesting and engaging. It has information on 829 jobs (over 2200 career titles) presented in a claer and lively way that students of all abilities can understand.

Higher education

UCAS

A good starting place to find out about degrees and how to apply. The Stamford Test helps you decide on your subject.
www.ucas.ac.uk

Higher Education fees and Bursaries?

Find out what fees you need to pay and if there are any bursaries you can apply for.
http://bursarymap.direct.gov.uk

Job opportunities

Not going to university?  Interesting news and monthly updates for those not considering university.
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

Jobs in the local papers
Jobs as advertised through the local Job Centre

There is now a new exciting website created specifically for young people living in Peterborough.  It is called peteyouth.  This is crammed full with information about issues that may affect our students – things to do, money, support & advice jobs, education, etc.  To visit the website click here.

If you would like to see someone regarding your course/career options you can see an independent Careers Adviser during school time. Ask your Form Tutor or Mrs Jarvis for an appointment.

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