Lower Line Careers Programme

Lower Grammar (Year 9)

In Lower Grammar, pupils begin by discussing their future options with their tutors, particularly using the Start Profile website, where they can explore possible careers and begin recording their achievements.

Following a series of assemblies, they then work with tutors and the Careers department on choosing their GCSE options. This discernment process includes a Stonyhurst workbook, as well as discussions with teachers and tutors at the LG parents’ weekend. 

Grammar (Year 10)

In Grammar, pupils continue to work with the Careers staff and their tutors, using Start Profile and other helpful workbooks to explore their plans for the future. There is a focus on identifying their strengths, as well as working on employability skills which will help them in the workplace.

In Summer term, Grammarians complete a CV which is then used during their individual mock interview with an external local employer who is usually a parent or OS. These activities prepare pupils for work experience.

Syntax (Year 11)

During their Syntax year, pupils undertake the important task of choosing their A Level or IB options. In preparation for this, pupils and their parents first attend the Higher Line Open Evening where they can find out more about the various courses on offer.

All Syntaxians then undertake the MyFutureChoice programme, which is delivered fully online and identifies the types of careers that they may be best suited to, resulting in an individual report following the MyCareerChoice and MyAptitude tests.

Every Syntaxian also has a one-to-one interview with a member of the Careers and Higher Line team to discuss their options, and they continue to work with tutors, using Start Profile and workbooks, as well as visiting the Careers department for individual support. Syntaxians are encouraged to attend talks relating to specialist options, such as Law, Medicine, apprenticeships, and elite universities.

In addition, Stonyhurst offers a wide range of co-curricular options which nurture interests in a variety of careers, such as Young Enterprise, Faith that Does Justice, Debating, the Changemakers Society, Robotics, and many more.

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