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Open Day Visits
Each year we set aside time for parents to look around the Junior and Senior School. Find out more »
All pupils in year 10 take part in Take Your Daughter to Work Day which takes place during our Enrichment Week in June. The focus of the Enrichment Week for Year 10 is looking beyond the Upper School.
In Year 9 girls use the Fasttomato questionnaire and careers data base, which links their preferences to careers, in year 11 girls are given the opportunity to take part in the Morrisby VGS programme after which they are given an individual report detailing their aptitudes and suggestions of higher education courses which match their strengths and interests. All pupils in Year 11 are given careers interviews to discuss their aspirations and to assist them in choosing AS levels that keep their options open.
In Year 12 all girls use the Morrisby Coursefinder online questionnaire to match their subjects and interests to suitable higher education courses.
The careers library houses invaluable resources including books such as Student Finance, The Times Good University Guide, How to get Into Medical School and Writing Personal Statements. All of the University prospectuses and found here as well as publications detailing the requirements for specific courses and careers. Pupils are advised, however to check the most up to date information using the UCAS website, www.ucas.com. What do Graduates Do? Gives insight to the likelihood of employment after studying a particular course, the Kent University website www.kent.ac.uk/careers also lists similar enlightening statistics.
Careers education is taught by tutors from Year 7 and aims to raise pupils’ awareness of the roles of different people in the community and the skills and talents that are required by specific types of employers. It also aims to focus pupils on their personal attributes and to equip them with knowledge of what they need to achieve to follow particular career paths.
Each year Channing hosts its own Careers Convention for Year 10 and 12 girls, they are enriched by professionals from a wide range of careers fields such as Medicine, Advertising, Interior Design and Finance.
Programme of Career talks
We offer pupils the option to attend career talks from the widest range of careers; many speakers are Channing Old Girls who are truly inspirational and motivational to our current pupils.
Work Experience, Volunteering and Community Service
All pupils in Year 9 take part in the Take Your Daughters to Work Day, which takes place on the fourth Thursday of April each year. In 2010, it will take place on Thursday 22 April.
Work experience placements are arranged by many girls following Year 11 and by all girls in Year 12. Students wishing to read Medicine should arrange a hospital placement and a long-term volunteering placement, such as in a hospice or for a medical charity. Work experience or volunteering most certainly accelerates personal development and facilitates exposure to new and unfamiliar situations.
www.volunteering.org.uk to find out the opportunities that are available. Community Service is compulsory for those taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.