Category Archives: Further Education

NBHS Girls Computing Club

Thank you for inviting me along today and explaining your recent trip and experiences at the national computing competition.

I would like to find out more and make this available to other students so they can consider computing and related careers. Can you please complete the form below and give as much detail as possible so we can prepare a report. No names are required and no personal details will appear in the report.
Thanks.
Mick Burns
Careers Adviser
North Berwick High School

Why study languages?

Some resources, information and student feedback on the importance of taking languages at North Berwick High School.

Short presentation to set the scene.

Modern Languages develop your Career Management Skills.

Student Feedback
Languages 2019 Report for school FINAL

What do graduates do?
Find out below.
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Podcast from one of our presenters and former school student Flora.

Applying for college 2019

Edinburgh College Progression Routes here

More resources at MWOW here

Edinburgh College website here

More information here

Other Scottish Colleges here
Some thoughts on going or not going to college here

Scottish Colleges

You need to be aware of funding via SAAS if applying for HNC/D/Degree courses.

SQA qualifications framework
SQA

Personal Statement:
You will need to make a statement on why you want to apply for the course so remember to make it relevant, personal, highlighting the points about you, your qualifications and interests or career plans. Remember, places on the course you want could be limited so take this section seriously and please check your spelling and grammar.

College courses:
Can be vocational, that is, what you study will link to a career area or non-vocational, such as highers etc. that do not link directly to a specific career
It is important that you check the level of entry, is it National or Higher National, that you can meet the entry requirements (if in doubt, check with the course as soon as possible) and you have checked where they can lead to
Get ready, these courses will be available very soon
You apply direct to each college
Higher National level courses fees are applied for via www.saas.gov.uk
If you are planning to link a Higher National course to a degree course you could check with the university and ask if the course is recognised for entry

Try this website ELRAH which gives links between HN and degree courses

Tutorial: Writing a personal statement for a UCAS or college application here

Interview preparation notes
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Remember to use capital letters where necessary and check your spelling before you submit.

A career with Jaguar Land Rover

Meet former North Berwick High student James and his colleague Emily, both apprentices with Jaguar Land Rover.

J&E Presentation 17 Dec

Find out more about Jaguar Land Rover apprenticeships here

You can use the resources at MWOW here to help with your career planning.

More on STEM careers at Futuremorph here

Information and resources at Tomorrow’s Engineers here

Podcast from James and Emily on applying for their apprenticeships

Screenshot of the S3 responses to the talk

Report on the session including some interesting responses!

STEM 17 December 2018 updated

NBHS parents and carers careers update

I have delivered talks to the following year groups and you can view the sessions by visiting the individual links.
S1 here
S3 here
S4 here
S5 here
S6 here
The S2 talk will take place next term.

In addition to the above talks I am delivering an employability programme to S6 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and you can follow these here

All S3 students will receive a careers interview this term to help prepare them for subject choice next term with my colleague, Chris Trotter, Careers Adviser

Other activities.
We held a very successful Careers Convention at the school on Wednesday 26 September with over 300 individuals visiting and speaking with 30 employer/education and training representatives.

I have posted a podcast of former school student George Elderfield and his journey through engineering and current role as a STEM Ambassador here

We continue to develop our Developing The Young Workforce agenda by supporting departments across the school and you can view our creative approach to this here