Careers

Students can book an individual careers guidance interview with, Mr Martin, the Careers, Advice & Guidance Manager by visiting the Careers Centre in the LRC or following the ‘Careers’ link on the Student Intranet. Parents can also book a careers appointment for their child via the Parents page on the intranet. Mr Martin is also happy to speak with parents either face to face or by email/telephone to discuss options and career choices

Mr Martin offers expert, impartial guidance on the following topics:

  • Career Planning
  • UCAS advice
  • Apprenticeships and Employment with Training
  • Work Shadowing
  • A Level choice
  • Degree choice
  • Degree study in Europe and beyond
  • Personal statements
  • Student finance
  • CVs, applications, cover letters and interview skills
  • Interest guides
  • School leaver opportunities – apprenticeships, jobs & training schemes

Students also receive careers input via Citizenship in Year 9 and PSHE in Years 8, 10 and 11. Year 12 and 13 receive targeted support and are encouraged to discuss their career plans with Mr Martin in a flexible and appropriate manner.

Every Monday an updated list of current vacancies are posted on the Student Intranet showing local and regional apprenticeships at Intermediate, Advanced, Higher and Degree level.

Year 8

  • Introduction into careers and interest guides.
  • Ambitions – who inspires you? What/who do you want to be?

Year 9

  • Exploration of Year 9 options and future careers.
  • Bournemouth University Visit – An introduction to University from BU Aim Higher
  • KUDOS
  • Volunteering
  • Careers theatre group performance

Year 10

  • Work experience for vocational students.
  • Careers College – A chance to ‘try out’ a range of careers at Weymouth College and Yeovil College.
  • KUDOS

Year 11

  • Taster days at local colleges.
  • Careers Cafes – Regular talks from leading professionals including an Architect, Barrister, Psychologist, Veterinary Surgeon, Journalist and Photographer.
  • South Somerset Careers Convention at Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton
  • Talks from local employers eg Leonardo Helicopters, Royal Navy.
  • CV Writing

Year 12

  • UCAS Convention visit, UWE, Bristol for all Yr12 (transport provided)
  • Oxbridge Conference for early deadline students (transport provided)
  • Careers Cafes – Regular talks from leading professionals including an Architect, Barrister, Psychologist, Veterinary Surgeon, Journalist and Photographer.
  • Progression Day exploring all post 18 options

Year 13

  • PSHE – Non-UCAS
  • Support and presentations on CVs, Letters and Application formats
  • A Level results and clearing service
  • Careers Cafes – Regular talks from leading professionals including an Architect, Barrister, Psychologist, Veterinary Surgeon, Journalist and Photographer.

Post 6th Form/Year 11

  • Ex-Gryphon students can access support from the Careers Centre in the year after they have left, e.g. Gap Year students, those wishing to change their Uni course, look for apprenticeships or recovering from illness.
The Gryphon School - Twitter 22 Nov

Former student Colette visited us yesterday – find out more about her work in the media here:… https://t.co/L68fK94Aow

My Gryphon

“Through her university course and contacts in London, Colette has been able to gain work experience at Capital, which owns radio stations such as Heart and Radio X, she is a presenter on the university radio station, and has worked on various radio adverts. ”

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Sixth Form Open Evening

for September 2018 entry

Weds 8th November 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Headteacher's address at 5.30 / 6.15 / 7.00pm