Careers Advice

Posted at 1:42 pm on 23rd May, 2017

At Flixton Girls School (FGS) we are dedicated to providing our students with a planned programme of impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance (CE/IAG) which inspires students to discover their talents and fulfil their potential and also encourages career exploration. 

This promotes curiosity, opportunity awareness and a more positive attitude to the challenges of careers and working life, as well as empowering students by enabling them to plan their future and make well informed choices.  We give students a better understanding of the career process and structure to enable them to make sense of their own career pathways and inspire them to develop awareness of employability skills; giving students the power of knowledge to enhance and excel in their career opportunities.

The University of Manchester Gateway Programme, which we are linked,  provides a new opportunity for Year 7 to 11 learners within Greater Manchester to participate in a coherent series of academic enrichment and higher education (HE) awareness activities.  The Core Programme is a series of activities taking place on the University’s campus;  1 day each year during school hours.

Recent in-school and campus visits included year 7 Gateway day for those aspiring to gain a place at university and the ‘Star Student’ game with University of Manchester ambassadors introducing year 8’s to university life. Plus year 10 students are to visit Edgehill University for a free event next month aimed at showing students the higher education opportunities available at college or university.

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Year 8 students Kaitlyn and Paige both agreed ‘star student game made me really want to go to university’.

Others students from 8SM commented ‘the game is really handy for future life’.

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In addition we visit Salford University and Manchester Metropolitan University for events targeting specific learners, these days are to support under-represented groups in higher education, particularly care-experienced students, those with a disability and mental health conditions. Some students commented “It was an awesome day” while another commented “the day was excellent and its making me think about the future”.

We are committed to providing experience of higher education opportunities to our students ensuring they are empowered to make informed choices regarding their further education pathways; to access their preferred future career opportunities and possibly attend university.

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Irene Bates, Work Related Learning Coordinator said “I am passionate about these events as they introduce students, from a very early age, to the thought of university; previously these students might not have even considered going to university. I see our girls engrossed;  taking in every word that the university student ambassadors say. While walking  around campuses I hear them saying ‘its not what I imagined’ and ‘I can see myself going to university’. I believe each and every student should have the opportunity to experience what university could be like and these events are tailored made for that.”