The Barlow RC High School has been award the GOLD
Inspiring IAG Award which recognises good practice in
our CEIAG provision.
In the current economic climate it
is important that you give yourself the best possible chance to
find information about all the education and training you can
access when you leave school. At The Barlow we ensure that all our
students and their parents are provided with useful information and
guidance to help with those important career choices.
We have a careers section in the
school library with a range of information and
college/university prospectuses. There is also a careers notice
board in the Science block which displays information about
college open evenings and apprenticeships as well as general
The Barlow has invested in a
high-quality careers information resource www.kudos-online.co.uk which gives you the
chance to discover the careers that suit you by taking an online
College Talks & Taster Days
Year 11 students are given talks by
local colleges to inform and advise them of the different courses
on offer and to give them an insight into college life, to help
them to make the best post-16 choices. In the summer term, Year 10
students are invited to taster days at Loreto and Xaverian
Colleges. This gives students the opportunity to experience a
typical college day and sample some lessons. Students always
comment on how useful these days are in helping them decide which
college to apply for.
open day calendar 2016-17
Careers Partnership with Our Futures:
Jacquie Dawson, Careers Advisor is available on the
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Friday's in the LRC.
You can contact Jacquie with any queries on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the course of this year you will be making some big
decisions about your future. "Our Futures" provides a careers
service to the school. During the year you will take part in
a one to one career guidance interview in school with our
careers advisor Jacquie Dawson. To help you to
prepare for your interview the following websites are useful:
At Easter time, Year 10 students
are invited to take part in mock interviews. This involves local
business and school partners interviewing students one-to-one as if
they were being interviewed for a real job. On the day, students
come into school in business dress to make the environment feel as
real as possible. Organisations involved include the army, Search
Recruitment, Manchester Airport and Siemens.
The school enterprise team is open
to any budding entrepreneurs. It gives students the chance to
experience the full process of setting up and running a business.
The team often compete against other local schools in competitions
with all profits the business makes going to charity.
Raising the Participation Age
The Education and Skills Act 2008
set out that from 2015 all 16 and 17 year-olds will be required to
participate in education or training. It is Government policy that
by 2013, all young people will be expected to stay in some form of
learning until they are 17. This will increase to age 18 by 2015.
It means that those in Year 11 in 2013 will remain in learning
until they are 17 years old; and those leaving Year 11 from 2014
will remain in learning until they are 18.
Students will be able
to choose from the following options:
- Full-time education, such as school sixth form or FE
- Work-based learning, for example as an apprentice
- Part-time education or training, if they are employed,
self-employed or volunteering for more than 20 hours a week