Mrs Karen Meagher (Careers Connect) is available at Parents' Evening to provide advice and support to students and parents. She can also provide support in terms of help with choosing options at Year 9 or Year 11.

Careers Advice for Parents

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 Mrs Meagher or their Support Manager.
This is an opportunity to have a chat about anything career related. Whether you want to know the entry requirements for a particular course, are unsure about option choices, are thinking about a number of careers, or even if you have no ideas, you are more than welcome to come and see Mrs Meagher.


National Careers Service                                                              
Offers information and professional advice about education, training and work to adults and young people aged 13 and over.

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.
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.

bestCourse4me -
Shows you the link between what people study and their employment record afterwards.

Open University-
Not sure you want the expense of university? Then you could consider Open University courses. Find out more by visiting the above website.
Employer sponsored degrees provide you with a salary and extremely valuable experience. You are likely to finish your degree without any debt and be able to walk into a job, potentially with the company you were sponsored by (some companies guarantee there will be a job at the end).,-including-/employer-sponsored-degrees/
Includes information about new School Leaver Programmes 2016
National Apprenticeship Service official website
Liverpool and Sefton Chamber of Commerce apprenticeship website includes information about apprenticeship programmes
Work based learning providers across the Merseyside area 
Digital skills/social media apprenticeships
NHS Careers
One stop site for apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs
A one stop shop for young people looking for alternatives to university
This website will help you to get a better understanding of the job market, what the top jobs for 2016 and beyond will be and what skills will be in demand in the future job market.
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.
This is similar to the website and it provides short films on various careers from Medical, Science, Creative & Media to name but a few.
Provides learning and employment information that will help you to plan the best future for you.  It also provides information on personal support needs, such as financial, travel and childcare.
Local volunteering opportunities

Alder Hey Volunteer Service

Aintree Trust Volunteer Service

Voluntary opportunities for 14 - 25 year olds

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


Careers opportunities in Science and Maths                                                          
There are many options available at 16.  Questions you need to consider when identifying the right course for you are:
  • Do you enjoy the course? (unfortunately some  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?

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.