Our aim in the Moreton Hall Careers Department is to provide a bespoke programme for individual pupils throughout the school, ensuring that their aspirations are met and their future choices are kept as wide as possible for as long as possible.
Age-appropriate careers education and guidance is provided throughout a girl’s time at the school and continues after they have left Moreton Hall.
In the Careers Department our motto is:
Once a Moretonian, always a Moretonian
and we are proud of our post graduate support network.
Years 7, 8 & 9
Careers education in the lower school is an integral part of the PSHE programme and covers topics such as understanding the range of jobs and careers available, challenging stereotypes, jobs of the future, and the skills and strengths required for various roles.
The Careers Department provides advice, through presentations and one to one meetings, to girls and parents in Year 9 on GCSE subject choices.
The Morrisby online careers profiling is completed early in the summer term followed by individual interviews with the Careers Department. This allows students to discuss future A Level subjects, Higher Education courses, school leaver/higher apprenticeship programmes, work experience placements and career opportunities.
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. In January the Careers Department hold a briefing for girls and parents ‘The Countdown to Moreton Sixth - an introduction to Sixth Form choices’ and students are also introduced to Unifrog, a university search portal. A first visit to the annual Careers Fair in February gives girls and parents the opportunity to listen to talks and to speak to a wide range of professionals and university representatives. As part of the Sixth Form Induction programme at the end of the Summer term, the Careers Department organise a bespoke visit to a Russell Group University. Girls are also encouraged to organise a work experience placement over the long summer break.
Preparations for application to Higher Education and other post-18 opportunities begin in the Autumn Term through talks and seminar work with tutors and individual interviews with Careers staff. In January the Careers Department hold a briefing for girls and parents ‘The Next Step: an introduction to UCAS and the world beyond Moreton’ and in February, students attend the Careers Fair for a second, more targeted visit.
In the summer term students are encouraged to attend university Open Days and taster courses. We also organise a series of talks for the girls, including a Personal Statement workshop and a Gap Year seminar.
Under the continued supervision of the Careers Department, UCAS forms are completed early in the Autumn Term. Applications to other institutions, such as Art colleges, Conservatoires and School Leaver Programmes are also completed at this time. There is also a bespoke programme of interview practice in place to cater for all applicants, particularly Oxbridge and Medicine/Veterinary/Dentistry courses. 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 Fair 2019
This year’s Careers Fair, held on Friday 15th February, was the biggest ever with over 70 delegates from a range of universities and professions represented. As well as parents and students from U5 and L6 we were also delighted to welcome pupils from The Marches School, Ysgol Dinas Bran, St Martins School, The Maelor School and Lakelands Academy.
The opportunity to discuss Higher Education choices and career options is extremely valuable and the feedback from students, parents and delegates alike has been overwhelmingly positive. A number of delegates were so impressed by the calibre of students they met on the day they have already offered the opportunity of work experience placements and mini pupillages over the coming months.
Further information on Work Experience and other job opportunities are available on the Moreton Connect website. Click the link below: