If you are in Year 7 or Year 8, you will become more familiar with our curriculum, the subjects you study, and start to build confidence and competence in a range of subjects. If you are in Year 9, now being very familiar with the subjects you study, and your confidence and competence in particular subjects, you will begin to consider which subjects you would like to continue with into key stage 4.

Encourage your child to speak to their teachers about careers, and suitability for GCSE options. It is great to start these conversations as early as possible to start planting seeds, and get children talking about careers and their futures. Go through the following websites with your child to engage in career conversations at home, and explore our local area;

BBC Bitesize Careers –  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/careers)

Career Pilot – https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/

Thurrock Opportunities –  https://www.thurrockopportunities.co.uk/)

DP World London Gateway –  https://www.dpworld.com/London-gateway)

Choosing your GCSEs – https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/information/gcses/choosing-your-gcses

At a crossroads and really not sure of where to go and what to do. Complete the BUZZ QUIZ here (https://icould.com/buzz-quiz/) .

The choosing of your GCSE options is the stepping stone to your next educational milestone, of which may lead into your future career prospects. Need some help? Watch the following clip;