Careers education is an integral part of the PHSE programme and is addressed as early as Year 7. In Year 9 the implications of choices at KS4 are examined and as girls progress towards GCSE and A Level choices they are introduced to the Morrisby careers guidance programme which helps them research qualifications and career opportunities for themselves under the guidance of their PSHE teachers.
The tutorial system provides advice on subject choices and parents are invited to presentations and to speak to teachers, tutors and the careers advisors. The school is a member of the Independent Schools Careers Organisation (ISCO).
Careers advice runs throughout the year, ensuring that personal strengths, interests and career aspirations are carefully weighed-up so that the best possible Sixth Form programme can be constructed for each individual.
Preparations for application to Higher Education begin in the Spring Term through talks and seminar work with house tutors and individual interviews. The ISCO regional director gives a talk for girls and parents about applying to university.
For students who are still unsure about their future direction, the Coursefinder website is recommended.
After the AS level examinations there is the opportunity to attend university Open Days - in recent years these have included Oxford, Cambridge, Newcastle, Durham, York, Liverpool, Manchester and Bristol universities.
Students are encouraged to attend the ISCO Experience Days and the London University Taster course days.
Under the continued provision of the Careers Department, UCAS forms are completed early in the Autumn Term. Applications to other institutions are completed soon afterwards. From this point onwards guidance is of a very individual nature, and continues to be available when the A Level results are published and until every student has gained a place on a Higher Education course or training programme.
Careers Convention 2013
The Careers Convention was once again a great success with University delegates coming from as far afield as Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, Glasgow, Bath and Durham. Upper 5 and Lower 6 girls - accompanied by their parents - were able to speak to over 50 representatives of many professions including design, business, media, property, health professions, law and the armed forces. Two local secondary schools also found the event highly valuable and brought along 40 of their students.
Seminars on subjects such as Choosing the Best University, Taking a Gap Year, Studying and Working in History of Art and Applying to Oxford and Cambridge - were all well supported. Many Old Moretonians supported the event, some travelling great distances to attend; their help was greatly appreciated.