The careers department at Dunottar aims to:
- Inform and support pupils in their search, evaluation and choice of post-16 and post-18 education
- Prepare pupils’ applications for higher education routes or alternative employment routes
- Instil confidence and pride in our pupils for their choices and ambitions for their chosen path
As a school, we pride ourselves in our efforts for getting pupils to their desired destinations.
Support from the outset
Career research begins in Year 7 when all students use Cascaid Launchpad, an online resource tool that provides information and careers advice, encouraging pupils to think about which fields are interesting and exciting. This helps to inform their long-term subject choices at GCSE and A-Level. Throughout the academic year, Dunottar hosts a range of careers networking lunches and suppers. We welcome a range of speakers from a diverse range of fields to offer our pupils an insight into application processes, daily life of employees and the skills employers are looking for. The programme is regularly updated, visit our careers twitter page for the latest news!
Ongoing careers exploration
In Year 9, pupils take the Morrisby Profile Aspirations Test, which helps them to match their character and skills to future choices. In Year 11, pupils can choose to take the Morrisby Profile 100 minute Aptitude online assessment and questionnaire which measure a variety of elements including aptitudes, career interests, work attitudes, talents and motivations. Once the assessment is complete, students will have access to personally tailored career and education suggestions, plus a wealth of careers-related resources, all presented on a dynamic and interactive website. This is supported by individual discussions with form tutors and our Careers Adviser. Form Tutors and Heads of Section provide support with options for GCSEs, A-Levels and Higher Education choices, including Apprenticeships: we want your child to make the best choice for future success.
Throughout the academic year Dunottar will also host a series of career workshops focusing on six core areas – open to all students from year 9 and above.
3. Digital careers
4. Creative arts, food & nutrition
5. Sport & lifestyle
6. Business & entrepreneurship