Category Archives: Gap Year

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.

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

NBHS S5 Careers Talk 2018

Good morning everyone and welcome to your careers talk.
Mick Burns
Careers Adviser
North Berwick High

While you are waiting here

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Today we are going to cover:
What destinations students from North Berwick High follow.
Why Career Management Skills are important.
What type of animal are you!
How you engage in the career planning process.

First up – the leaver destinations.
Now for the serious bit.
Here’s what happened to the NBHS school leavers 2015/16

We looked at how many North Berwick High students progressed on to various post-school options.

Career Management Skills

Direction is important!

Next task is to complete the Buzz Personality test and you will be asked for your animal later, so make a note of it. Make sure you look at the strengths, learning style and what you are like in a positive direction, parts of the printout you will be given at the talk. You will find this very useful when writing personal statements and CVs as well as preparing for interview questions.

Buzz-Groupwork- S5 Nov 2018

Buzz-Groupwork- S5 Nov 2018

Make sure you are registered at My World of Work here

S5 Newsletter 2018

The presentation below is a general guide and note the timings apply to making these decisions in S5 or when you are in S6.

S5 options guide
mick.burns@sds.co.uk

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S4 NBHS Careers Talk 2018

Hello everyone.
Mick Burns
Careers Adviser
North Berwick High School
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Learning Objectives

S4 Group work NBHS Feb 2014

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Make a note of the words you would use to describe yourself under each of the CMS jigsaw headings.

Career Management Skills explained

You need to register on MWOW here and remember to make a note of your user name and password. If you have time try and complete My Strengths.

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CMS prompt notes

Exams Result Helpline

Didn’t get the results you were expecting and not sure what to do next? Our Exam Results Helpline will open on results day – Tuesday 7 August.

Call 0808 100 8000* to speak to one of our advisers about your options including Clearing and resits. They can also chat to you about apprenticeships, including Foundation Apprenticeship if you’re starting S5.

Opening hours are:

Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 August, 8am-8pm
Thursday 9 to Wednesday 15 August, 9am-5pm
*Please note that operator charges may apply.

Details here

EVS funded volunteering

In a nutshell EVS offers long term fully funded volunteer placements for young people aged 17-30 years old throughout the world. Placements usually last between 2-12 months and volunteers work with a local NGO or charity. The cost of flights are covered, volunteers receive accommodation (either with a host family or in rented accommodation) and they receive a small monthly allowance. Sometimes language tuition is included in the project also.

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