Students have access to a large number of careers resources in school, which provide to up to date, independent, impartial sources of information about career opportunities, options in further and higher education, employment and much more. These are available in the school Careers Library and via on-line resources
MGS has a well resourced Careers Library in the main school library which is open every day for students to access. Students can use the careers library to research information on careers, further and higher education courses, employment and job hunting, gap years and volunteering etc. The Careers Library also has networked computer facilities with access to on-line careers information databases and career matching programs including Kudos, CareerScape, Higher Ideas, Fast Tomato and the National Careers Service database.
KUDOS - If you are unclear about what career might be best for you why not try answering the careers matching questions in Kudos. Answer the questions honestly and accurately and select the level of job you want to see (e.g. jobs that need degrees, ‘A’ levels or just GCSEs). Kudos then gives you career ideas to consider. Make sure you research the careers suggested to see why certain careers have or have not been suggested for you and what you appear to like and dislike about them. Remember to save your results so you can come back to them at later stages. (MGS Licence code available on Studywiz)
Fast Tomato uses a questionnaire to assess an individual's interests, personal priorities, learning style and their anticipated level of educational attainment. It then generates tailored ideas about careers and courses that might interest you
The National Careers Service Job Profiles are an online database providing detailed profiles for nearly 800 jobs. You can find information about the types of jobs, including hours, income, training and working environment.
Informed Choices – a guide to post-16 subject choices. This includes advice on the best A Level subject combinations for a wide range of university courses as well as advice on useful subject choices if you don’t know what you want to study after school and need to keep your options open
Kent's Online Area Prospectus: (KentChoices4u) Contains information about the subjects and courses available for 14-19 year olds at all schools, colleges and work-based learning providers across Kent. All Year 11 students will make their Post-16 applications for 6 Form, college or work-based training via this site
All About Careers has lots of useful general careers information, as well as specific employer information and details of job vacancies
Students also have access to resources on the Careers section of Studywiz.