Careers Provision

Larne High School is committed to offering effective Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to all pupils.

This will enable all pupils to make sound career choices based on their skills, qualities, aptitude and personal interests.

Careers Education provides Larne High School pupils with career options whether they choose to seek employment after year 12, year 14 or after University.

This is delivered in a number of different ways:

Key Transition Interviews

Pupils are interviewed at key transitional points in their school career.  This will include year 10, where pupils will be interviewed before GCSE choices are made and given guidance depending on the career path which they are looking to take.

Pupils will also be interviewed after receiving their GCSE results and given guidance for A Level choices should they choose to come back to sixth form.

Career Plan

During year 10, pupils are encourages to create their own career plan.  This is then discussed with the careers teacher and is used as part of the key transition interview in year 10. 

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Year 12 Interviews

During the course of year 12, pupils are interviewed by an external careers adviser.  This interview will provided information on employment opportunities, additional qualifications and routes into further and higher education.

Work Experience

All year 12 pupils are given the opportunity to complete a one week work placement of their choice. This has proved to be beneficial in helping pupils to decide of this is the career which they want to pursue.

Career visits and Conventions

All pupils from years 8-14 will take part in either a career convention or visit.  Some of these include:

Year 8: Study Skills Day

Year 9: Enterprise Skills Day

Year 10: Know your Job

Year 11: Armed Forces Talks

Year 12:Interviews

Year 13: University Visits

Year 14: University Visits 

Careers Education is offered at Key Stage 3 through Employability and as part of the Learning for Life and Work provision in Key Stage Four.  Not only is it important that pupils receive the right advice from teachers and career advisors, but it is equally important that parental support is also provided during the key transitional times.