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Year 12 
Information to Parents
Contents 
• GCSE Grades 
• The Transition Process 
• 2012 Options 
• BTEC 
• CEIAG 
• Learning Offer 
• DEL Advisor 
• Car...
Implications of GCSE Grades 
• Required for entry to St. Louis in Year 13 
• Required for entry to most other 
institution...
The Transition Process 
• Forms issued to all Year 12 in Feb/ March 
• Pupils are asked if they wish to return into 
year ...
Potential Year 12 Leavers 
• In Feb/March: Trawl for potential leavers. 
• Programme of study and mentoring 
system set up...
2014 Options 
Applied Health and Social Care Government and Politics 
Applied ICT History 
Applied Business Home Economics...
What is a BTEC/Applied? 
BTEC National Certificates and Diplomas 
are practical, work-related courses. 
Students learn by ...
August 
• Pupils come into St. Louis for post GCSE 
interview after getting their results. 
• A number of staff will be av...
A B C D E 
BIOLOGY AGRICULTURE BIOLOGY ART & DESIGN BIOLOGY 
CHEMISTRY BUSINESS STUDIES BUSINESS STUDIES BUSINESS STUDIES ...
Science and Maths 
• To study a science at A-Level, pupils must 
have received a grade ‘A’ in that module. 
• To study all...
CEIAG 
Careers Education, Information, 
Advice and Guidance
Learning Offer for Year 12 
Careers 
Education 
• Discrete Careers 
Lessons 
• Extra provision for 
year 12 leavers. 
Care...
Careers Service NI 
St Louis Grammar School Ballymena 
Katie Devenney – Careers Adviser 
October 2014
Introduction to Careers Service NI 
 Part of Department for Employment and Learning 
(DEL) located in offices throughout ...
Careers Service Mission Statement 
To deliver an effective, impartial and 
professional careers service to help 
people re...
We work in conjunction with; 
 All schools in the Ballymena area 
 The local FE college (NRC) 
 Training Providers 
 E...
Role of the Careers Adviser 
 Careers advisers enable people to make well prepared and 
realistic choices about their edu...
Year 12 Support in Decision Making 
• Individual Careers Guidance Interviews – all Year 
12 at St Louis have now completed...
Pathways we discuss with Year 12 
 Sixth Form 
 Further Education 
 Training 
 Apprenticeships
Sixth Form 
 Will be covered thoroughly in school with Careers and 
subject teachers 
 Some students for differing reaso...
Further Education 
 Level 2 and Level 3 courses in vocationally related areas 
may suit students with a set career path i...
Training & Apprenticeships 
 Training & Apprenticeships are an alternative option to full 
time study and suit young peop...
www.nidirect.gov.uk/careers 
Contains information on; 
 Planning your Career 
 How to get a job 
 Education and Trainin...
Careers Education includes: 
 Self-evaluation 
 Jobs research 
 Conclusion 
 GCSE target setting 
 Qualifications fra...
Careers Convention 
• Universities & colleges 
• Employers 
• Other organisations 
(Careers Service, Training agencies etc...
Common Question: Where are 
the jobs. 
?
Jobs are being created in all sorts of 
places 
More than 38 
million jobs in 
ten major 
economies 
Source: Oxford Econom...
But unemployment is still a 
global concern 
Relatively 
less of a 
problem in 
the UK 
Note: Ue as % of labour force, 201...
Job opportunities diverse 
Source: BRES 
UK fastest growing sub-sectors 
5 digit sub-sector 
Employment 
2009 
Change 
09-...
Recent labour market 
improvements 
Workforce jobs, Northern Ireland, 1996-2013 
Q2 2008 – Q2 2013 
Loss 60,000 jobs 
Sour...
Only a few sectors “back 
to peak” 
Source: NOMIS 
Industry 
Net change in NI employment 
(2008-13) 
Human health 6,000 
A...
Some NI labour markets 
amongst worst in UK 
10 
9 
8 
7 
6 
5 
4 
3 
2 
1 
0 
% 
Claimant unemployment rate, Northern Ire...
Higher skills equals personal 
success 
NI average = £410 
Source: LFS
Higher skills equals personal 
success 
Source: LFS
Personal returns vary by 
subject 
Source: ONS
Where do we think the jobs will 
be? 
Forecast growth in employment across sectors (from 2013 to 2018) 
33,000 new 
jobs b...
How can I help my son or 
daughter?
Let me leave you with this… 
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aicxr8L 
V3ok
Contact 
Mrs Michaella McAllister 
Email: mmcallister439@c2kni.net 
Thank you
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Year 12 Information Evening

  1. 1. Year 12 Information to Parents
  2. 2. Contents • GCSE Grades • The Transition Process • 2012 Options • BTEC • CEIAG • Learning Offer • DEL Advisor • Careers Education • Contact Details
  3. 3. Implications of GCSE Grades • Required for entry to St. Louis in Year 13 • Required for entry to most other institutions e.g. NRC, CAFRE • Top performance required for entry to courses such as Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Actuary & Oxbridge.
  4. 4. The Transition Process • Forms issued to all Year 12 in Feb/ March • Pupils are asked if they wish to return into year 13 • If so, choose 3-4 subject from the list
  5. 5. Potential Year 12 Leavers • In Feb/March: Trawl for potential leavers. • Programme of study and mentoring system set up for leavers.
  6. 6. 2014 Options Applied Health and Social Care Government and Politics Applied ICT History Applied Business Home Economics Art ICT Biology Irish Business Studies Land Use and Sustainability (BTEC) Chemistry Maths Construction (BTEC) Moving Image Arts Design and Technology Music Drama and Theatre Studies Sociology Economics Sports Studies (BTEC) English Literature Physical Education French Physics Geography Religious Studies
  7. 7. What is a BTEC/Applied? BTEC National Certificates and Diplomas are practical, work-related courses. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Applied subjects: More coursework based with a practical element. E.g Applied Business.
  8. 8. August • Pupils come into St. Louis for post GCSE interview after getting their results. • A number of staff will be available to interview pupils and help and advise them on subject choice.
  9. 9. A B C D E BIOLOGY AGRICULTURE BIOLOGY ART & DESIGN BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY BUSINESS STUDIES BUSINESS STUDIES BUSINESS STUDIES ENGLISH ENGLISH CHEMISTRY DRAMA APPLIED BUSINESS STUDIES HISTORY I.C.T. GOVERNMENT & POLITICS ECONOMICS HISTORY HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE APPLIED I.C.T. HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE HOME ECONOMICS MUSIC I.C.T. MATHEMATICS IRISH MATHEMATICS RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MOVING IMAGE ARTS MOVING IMAGE ARTS MATHEMATICS PHYSICAL EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY PHYSICS FRENCH SOCIOLOGY GEOGRAPHY PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONSTRUCTION
  10. 10. Science and Maths • To study a science at A-Level, pupils must have received a grade ‘A’ in that module. • To study all three sciences, pupils must have attained a A*A* in Double Award Science. • To study A-Level Maths, having Further Maths is desirable but having an ‘A’ in the T6 paper is essential.
  11. 11. CEIAG Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
  12. 12. Learning Offer for Year 12 Careers Education • Discrete Careers Lessons • Extra provision for year 12 leavers. Careers Information • Through class • C2K Email • Information board • Teachers • CRA • Website Careers Advice and Guidance • DEL Careers Advisor • CEIAG Coordinator • Subject teachers CEIAG
  13. 13. Careers Service NI St Louis Grammar School Ballymena Katie Devenney – Careers Adviser October 2014
  14. 14. Introduction to Careers Service NI  Part of Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) located in offices throughout NI within JBO’s, Job Centres and stand alone.  Deliver impartial Careers Information, Advice and Guidance  All age – all ability service
  15. 15. Careers Service Mission Statement To deliver an effective, impartial and professional careers service to help people realise their career aspirations, enabling them to contribute positively to their communities and to the NI economy.
  16. 16. We work in conjunction with;  All schools in the Ballymena area  The local FE college (NRC)  Training Providers  Employers offering Apprenticeship opportunities  Community and Voluntary Organisations
  17. 17. Role of the Careers Adviser  Careers advisers enable people to make well prepared and realistic choices about their education, training and employment options.  Ascertain the students career aspirations, interests, motivations, skills and ability.  Assist the students understanding of the career decision making process  Gauging the readiness for career decision making.  Outline the options for education/ training/ employment.  Assist the student in action planning – all Year 12 students will receive an Action Plan.
  18. 18. Year 12 Support in Decision Making • Individual Careers Guidance Interviews – all Year 12 at St Louis have now completed their Application for Careers Guidance form and interviews have commenced. • Subsequent Guidance Interviews (if necessary) • Diagnostic Assessment – MAPS+ • Group Work • Working with Other Professionals
  19. 19. Pathways we discuss with Year 12  Sixth Form  Further Education  Training  Apprenticeships
  20. 20. Sixth Form  Will be covered thoroughly in school with Careers and subject teachers  Some students for differing reasons may choose to take 6th form in an alternative school.
  21. 21. Further Education  Level 2 and Level 3 courses in vocationally related areas may suit students with a set career path in mind  Level 3 Extended Diploma qualifications are equivalent to 3 A Level grades and are accepted for direct entry into Higher Education institutions  NRC  Belfast Met  CAFRE  Early application for popular areas – such as Health & Social / IT / Engineering
  22. 22. Training & Apprenticeships  Training & Apprenticeships are an alternative option to full time study and suit young people who have an interest in a specific vocational area.
  23. 23. www.nidirect.gov.uk/careers Contains information on;  Planning your Career  How to get a job  Education and Training opportunities  Careers Events  A-Z of Careers  Get Career Ideas  Careers Tools
  24. 24. Careers Education includes:  Self-evaluation  Jobs research  Conclusion  GCSE target setting  Qualifications framework  Labour Market Information  Interview skills Progress file
  25. 25. Careers Convention • Universities & colleges • Employers • Other organisations (Careers Service, Training agencies etc.)
  26. 26. Common Question: Where are the jobs. ?
  27. 27. Jobs are being created in all sorts of places More than 38 million jobs in ten major economies Source: Oxford Economics Change in total employment, 2013 - 2017 (000's) China 14,903 US 8,756 Indonesia 8,135 Brazil 4,335 UK 901 Canada 604 Australia 474 France 240 Finland 53 India 34 Total 38,437
  28. 28. But unemployment is still a global concern Relatively less of a problem in the UK Note: Ue as % of labour force, 2012 Source: OECD
  29. 29. Job opportunities diverse Source: BRES UK fastest growing sub-sectors 5 digit sub-sector Employment 2009 Change 09-12 % change Combined office administrative service activities 5200 9700 187% Repair of electrical & optical equipment 2300 7800 342% Other human resources provision 1900 7100 376% Educational support activities 4200 5500 131% Construction projects for electricity & telecommunications 4100 4400 108% Environmental consulting activities 3000 4300 142% Support activities to performing arts 2600 3600 137% Remediation activities & other waste management 2800 3400 121% Agents involved in sale of furniture, household goods & hardware 2900 3000 105% Building & industrial cleaning activities 1400 1500 104%
  30. 30. Recent labour market improvements Workforce jobs, Northern Ireland, 1996-2013 Q2 2008 – Q2 2013 Loss 60,000 jobs Source: Nomis 880,000 860,000 840,000 820,000 800,000 780,000 760,000 740,000 720,000 700,000 20,000 jobs 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  31. 31. Only a few sectors “back to peak” Source: NOMIS Industry Net change in NI employment (2008-13) Human health 6,000 Agriculture 4,000 Electricity 1,000 Information & communication 1,000 Real estate 1,000 Arts & entertainment 1,000 Water supply 0 Financial & insurance 0 Other service 0 Activities of households 0 Mining & quarrying -1,000 Transportation -1,000 Accommodation & food -1,000 Education -1,000 Professional & scientific -2,000 Administrative & support -3,000 Public admin’ -5,000 Manufacturing -6,000 Wholesale & retail -11,000 Construction -36,000 Total -54,000
  32. 32. Some NI labour markets amongst worst in UK 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 % Claimant unemployment rate, Northern Ireland district councils, October 2013 Source: Nomis NI average = 4.8 %
  33. 33. Higher skills equals personal success NI average = £410 Source: LFS
  34. 34. Higher skills equals personal success Source: LFS
  35. 35. Personal returns vary by subject Source: ONS
  36. 36. Where do we think the jobs will be? Forecast growth in employment across sectors (from 2013 to 2018) 33,000 new jobs by 2018 Note: Green shading denotes public sector Source: NICEP But all sectors need labour replacing lost staff
  37. 37. How can I help my son or daughter?
  38. 38. Let me leave you with this… • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aicxr8L V3ok
  39. 39. Contact Mrs Michaella McAllister Email: mmcallister439@c2kni.net Thank you

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