Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
It is the aim of CEIAG Department in St Patrick’s to provide high quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance which will, in turn, support the development of effective career decision makers, leading to increased participation in education, training and employment.
In St. Patrick’s the CEIAG Department recognises the importance of advising, guiding and supporting the young people in our school and hope, that as effective career decision makers, they will contribute to society when they leave school.
KEY STAGE 3
At Key Stage 3 students receive CEIAG through Learning for Life and Work (LLW). LLW has four strands – and the Education for Employability strand is used to deliver CEIAG lessons. In Years 8, 9 & 10 CEIAG is delivered, two periods per week, during one term of the academic year.
In Year 10 students choose GSCE subjects and this process if facilitated by the CEIAG Department.
KEY STAGE 4
At Key stage 4 CEIAG is delivered through non-exam LLW. In Year 12 students choose their ‘A’ level subjects and this process is facilitated by the CEIAG Department.
All Year12 students are interviewed by a representative from the Department of Employment and Learning. Students also receive guidance from University representatives on the importance of selecting the right ‘A’ levels.
In Years 13 and 14 students attend one CEIAG lesson per week.
Year 13 involves:
- Personal Career Planning
- CV writing
- Work Experience Programme
- Mock Interview Day
- Preparation for UCAS application
Year 14 involves:
- UCAS applications
- St. Mary’s University Applications
- CAO applications
- Student finance
- Independent living