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For more than 30 years The Good Schools Guide has provided trusted information and advice to parents, helping them with one of their most important decisions - choosing the right schools for their children. The Good Schools Guide: Careers (GSGC) is a natural extension of that help, and is aimed at young people and their parents who are making decisions about the next step…and the next.

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The Good Schools Guide : Careers 2018

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  • Personal Development Programmes

    Apart from having excellent career staff - essential guides to an unknown land - careers departments should offer lots of careers development. These are programmes and opportunities where and through which you can learn about careers; opportunities to experience work, involving real employers or other outside experts.

  • What is Further Education (FE)?

    Further Education refers to educational choices made after reaching your 16th birthday. FE covers all qualifications lower than a degree.

  • Parental influence on their offspring's career choices

    Any parent who doubts their influence on their child’s career choices need only turn to Google to discover just how wrong they are. Report after report reveals that parents play a major role in their offspring’s decision-making about careers and even more so about their choice of university. But there’s a difference between giving your child a helping hand in finding their own way and elbowing your way in and taking over completely. So how can parents get the balance right and best guide their offspring into the world of work?

  • Apprenticeship interview: Building Spacecraft

    Building spacecraft is one of those careers that even little kids dream of. No wonder Amy Palmer grins from ear to ear when she talks about her apprenticeship, which focuses on constructing satellites – earth observation satellites, navigation satellites and weather satellites among them.

  • Ace educational acronyms

    Acronyms may make communication speedier for insiders but they confuse, irritate and deter the uninitiated.


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