Careers

Student Information and resources for Key Stages 3 & 4

Key Stage 3 and 4 Useful Websites and Background information to support your FUTURE
Summary of QMGS Year 11 Destinations 2018
The Value of Work Experience and Volunteering
STAAR Camp 2018
Volunteer Week 2019
A Flavour of Volunteering
Post year 11 options other than staying at QMGS
A-Z careers
National Carrers Service
Apprenticeships Information

Student Information and resources for Key Stage 5

Year 12 Work Experience Student Guidance Booklet
Year 12 Work Experience 2020 Parental Guidance Letter
Key Stage 5 Useful Websites and Background information to support your FUTURE
Summary of Year 13 QMGS Destinations 2018
University of Birmigham – What to expect at an Open Day
University Open Days
Key Deadlines for University Applications
A guide to Apprenticeships
Calendar of KEY National Career Events, 2019-20
Higher Education Fair
The Value of Work Experience and Volunteering
Volunteer Week 2019
A Flavour of Volunteering
NHS Volunteer Voice
QMGS Alumni-1 Year on from leaving QMGS
Psychometric Tests
Tuition fees and Student Loans
Student Finance Guide
Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Labour Market Information

Career and Labour Market Information includes information on future study options as well as information on jobs and the labour market.

Research a range of careers
Black Country Labour Market Information
Labour Market Information Portal
Labour Market Casestudies

Studying in the USA

Studying at an American University
Top 10 Tips for Advising Students – helping them tell their story
The Standardised Testing Landscape
Sutton Trust US Programme
Sports Scholarships 2019-20
QNuances of US Applications
Financial Aid
Cost Effective US University Options

National Events

National Careers Week
National Apprenticeship Week
National Skills Day
Why study Geography?

Parental Resources

QMGS CEIAG Policy
QMGS Sixth Form booklet
A parents’ guide to Apprenticeships 2020
Know when your child can leave school
Careers – Parental Guidance resources (1)
Careers – Parental Guidance resources (2)
Advice on Post-16 options
Advice on Post-18 options

Did you know as a parent or carer you could support the careers programme in school?

We offer a range of activities across all year groups which you could be a part of such as career talks, mock interviews, skills workshops – If you think you may be able to contribute to the careers programme please contact Mr Sunley the CEIAG Coordinator at ceiag@qmgs.walsall.sch.uk

Careers – Subject Links

Within our classrooms QMGS teachers facilitate careers related learning with pupils in a variety of different ways:

  • Inviting external people and guest speakers from Industry, Subject Associations and Higher Education in to support lessons or at subject enhancement events
  • Subject visits
  • Setting work in real life scenarios which expand students’ familiarity with different jobs and roles.
  • Promoting transferable skills such as team working and communication skills
  • Speaking to students about what they want to do when they leave school
  • Asking students to think about what future careers in their subject area might look like

Please use the following links to explore careers linked to the school curriculum.

Art
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Computing
DT Product Design
Economics
Geography
English
History
Languages
Mathematics
Music
PE
Philosophy and Ethics
Physics
Psychology

Links to Employers and Educational Institutions

To support our delivery of careers education we have strong partnerships with a wide range of educational institutions, training providers, apprenticeship providers and employers who contribute to our careers programme through:

● Raising aspirations and increasing motivation – helping young people identify educational and occupational goals
● Demonstrating the relevance of the knowledge and skills learnt in subjects to future opportunities in learning and working
● Demonstrating the links between living, learning and earning
● Providing work enrichment opportunities including guest speakers and curriculum support

We thank the following organisations for their support in 2019-20 with our careers programme:

MediaCom (Birmingham)/Advertising Unlocked
ACME Whistles
Jaguar Land Rover
JCB
PwC
West Midlands Police
Army Careers
Royal Navy Careers
University of Birmingham
University of Aston
University of Warwick

For 2020/21 there are a number of planned events which we would welcome employers and further and higher educational institutions be a part of including:

  • Assemblies
  • Parents Evenings
  • Lunchtime Careers Talks
  • Employability Skills workshops
  • Careers Fairs
  • Y12 Workplace Placements

If you would like to get involved and help inspire our pupils please contact Mr Sunley the CEIAG Coordinator at ceiag@qmgs.walsall.sch.uk for more details of the different opportunities we have available for you to support.