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In Lower School, students begin to look at future career choices during this period in preparation for choosing their 'Guided Choices' in Year 9. It is important that they make choices that keep the broadest possible range of future career options open to them. The Lady Manners School Careers Department, in conjunction with school staff, employers and outside organisations, provide lessons and activities that support this aim. Please download this 'What Can I Expect from Careers in Lower School' document for more information.

From Year 8 the Careers Department also offers students the opportunity to access independent and impartial careers guidance. This is offered in a variety of ways including one-to-one careers interviews with professional careers advisers and access to a wide range of external sources of careers information, advice and guidance.

The aim of this page is to give access to a selection of the publicly available sources of careers information. Lady Manners School students will also have access to an array of further information via Myvle (the school's virtual learning environment). You can, of course, make use of the other careers pages on this website, which give useful careers information for older students.

Finding out about future career options

Guided Choices booklet The Guided Choices booklet, which outlines the Lady Manners School courses available to students who will move to Year 10 in September is usually added to this website in January.
Courses in Derbyshire Find out what courses and qualifications are available to study near you.
UCAS Progress Search for courses all over the UK.
Careersbox Watch videos of people in different professions and find out about latest careers developments and apprenticeships.
Further information Access Myvle (the school's virtual learning environment) for further resources, including:
  • Job Explorer Database: searches, quizzes, pictures and text to help you find out more about hundreds of jobs
  • Fast Tomato: a careers education and guidance system, designed for students aged 13-18
  • eClips: a database of careers information and general advice

Future learning pathways

University Technical Colleges (UTC)

There are options available for students to receive their education in a 'UTC' (set up by universities or businesses to specialise in one or two technical subjects) or a 'Studio School' (similar to a UTC but with employer involvement in the curriculum) from Year 10. There are no UTCs or Studio Schools in Derbyshire but there are some in neighbouring authorities which may be within an hour's travelling distance. If this is an option you would like to consider, please contact us on 01629 812671 or info@ladymanners.derbyshire.sch.uk. We will be able to provide further information and guidance.

Planning for Post 16 and Post 18 Options

UCAS Plan ahead by finding details of all UK based university courses.
The Russell Group The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities. Click here to access their FAQ page for information about the entrance requirements for a modern foreign language.  From the FAQ page you can also access their 'Informed Choices' booklet. There is good advice on GCSE and A level choice.
National Apprenticeship Service What is an apprenticeship? What can I train for? Find out more by visiting this website. Later on in Key Stage 4, you will be able to register and apply for vacancies.

Careers Advice

If you need any further information or you would like to arrange a careers guidance interview, please email Mr Pacey or telephone him on 01629 812671 extension 212.

National Careers Service Careers information, help and advice. You can open a 'learning account'.
Derbyshire YouthInc Advice on all sorts of issues including education options, exam advice, finding courses and leaving school.