As part of your careers journey at Archbishop Blanch, it is our purpose is to help you find yours. Finding your purpose, (means finding a career you are happy and fulfilled in) can and does take time. To assist you, each year has a focused theme.
Year 7 & 8 – Exposure – Is showing you a number of different types of job/careers in lessons.
Year 9 – Educate – Is teaching you how to use the National Careers Service website, access Labour Market information and how to set career GOALS.
Year 10 – Encounters – is visiting a university, understanding apprenticeships and taking each student on a workplace visit.
Year 11, 12 and 13 – Employability – Teaching you how to create a C.V, how to succeed at interview, and showing you how to apply for employment, training and university.
A great first step on your journey, is to understand who you are? And, what are you strengths? To begin use Pearson and I-Could links below:
Every student has access to uni-frog. Your login details will be your school email and you will need to create a password. Uni-frog allows you to compare both university and college courses as well as creating a CV and search for different careers pathways.
Use the tool, it’s quick and simple to use and can help point you in the right direction.
It’s so important to seek inspiration! Whatever career you aspire to, it’s always best to understand from people who perform the job.
A great resource is: www.icould.com - This website has lots of videos you can explore from different employment sectors as well some amazing personality quizzes to help you understand your motivations.
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. You can create your own lifelong learning account and access a range of useful tools from real-life case studies and careers guides, to web and telephone chats with independent, impartial and fully-qualified careers advisors.
When you reach Year 11 and sixth form, we will be focusing on your employability. Which means helping you to gain employment or, securing either a college or university place. For those not moving on to sixth form and who are looking for a college or apprenticeship please use the links below. Ensure you speak to Antony or a member of staff before submitting your apprenticeship/UCAS application. To search for the latest apprenticeships - Register for the site, complete your details and draft your answers.
To search for jobs use:
This site has all jobs, both full and part time in one place as well as apprenticeships and interview skills guidance.
Other links include:
This is a good resource for anyone thinking about university.
This website will be launched nationally in September 2014 and is primarily aimed at choices after GCSE. However, it contains a range of resources students will find useful when considering their options such as Careers quizzes.
This site has a comprehensive overview of universities, courses and apprenticeships.
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service
University of Liverpool
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool Hope College
Edge Hill College
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
The University of Manchester
The Manchester Metropolitan University
The Student Loan Company site
University of Central Lancashire
"Our two daughters have had the best start in life thanks to the caring, enthusiastic and hardworking staff of Archbishop Blanch School. Choosing the right secondary school for one's children is such a difficult task, but we could feel the special ethos of ABS on our first visit. You inspire your pupils to achieve the academic heights of which they are capable in a happy, safe and vibrant environment."
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We have a tradition of high academic standards encouraging students of all abilities to achieve and be successful. Our curriculum gives students many opportunities to progress and develop into whatever field they choose offering a vast range of subjects at each stage across the school and giving an excellent choice of extra curricular enrichment.
Our talented teachers deliver lessons which are fun and exciting supported by state of the art technology and resources.
The Christian Ethos of Archbishop Blanch School is a unique feature of our school. We offer a safe and caring environment in which every student can reach their full potential.
The faith life of our school is a strong feature of Archbishop Blanch. Our new school building compliments our Christian ethos and enables us to come together in groups small and large. We also have a dedicated prayer room for special services and spiritual moments.
Archbishop Blanch has a successful sixth form which offers an excellent choice of subjects to both boys and girls:
Our experienced sixth form team offer both academic rigour, complemented by our supportive pastoral care which together produces outstanding results.
Our new and exciting sixth form offers its own unique, facilities including: Study Centre, Dedicated Careers Advisor, Study Support Team and Social Area