Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

    The careers programme in the Senior School aims to give students advice and guidance to help them make informed choices about future academic subjects, Higher Education options and careers.

    In Years 7 and 8 students are introduced, during PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) lessons to the concept of thinking ahead to formulate goals and ambitions.

    In Year 9, following a presentation by the Director of Studies and the Head of Careers, there is a short individual interview for every student with the Form Supervisor to help them choose the right subjects to study at GCSE.

    In Year 10, students complete the Morrisby Online diagnostic exercise, which is followed up in Year 11 with a more in-depth, individual interview, focusing on A level subject choice and possible higher education and career options. The interview report is added to the Morrisby Online profile for parents and students to read.

    Year 11 students and parents attend an Options Evening in February to hear talks about A level subject options and university applications, as well as to discuss options with subject heads and RGS careers staff.

    Year 11 and Sixth Form students are invited to an in-house Careers and Gap Year fair in September and there are various talks and visits arranged throughout each year.