Category Archives: Gap Year

S2 Careers Talk January 2021

Hello and welcome to your S2 Careers Talk.
Mick Burns, Careers Adviser, North Berwick High School

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S2 careers talk Jan 2021

How to use the MWOW Subject Choice Tool
This link will give you resources to help you with choosing subjects

The 5 things to think about here

Find resources to help you choose here as well as the worksheet below.

Thank you very much for attending and if you have any further questions, speak to your Guidance Teacher or email me at:

S3 2020 session 2

Mick Burns and Jennifer Jones
Careers Advisers
North Berwick High School

Welcome to your S3 Careers Talk.
This presentation will include:
An introduction to your Careers Advisers​
Learn about Career Management Skills​
Find out about My World of Work​
How to find out about Skills and Strengths needed for different careers​
Think about Subject Choice

Here is one way to find your dream career!
Career generator by initial

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S3 NBHS 2020 Oct 2020

S3 Careers Newsletter – please download and save
S3 Newsletter 2020 NBHS

S1 2020

Welcome to your S1 Careers Talk.
What does a Careers Adviser do?

S1 Presentation 1
NBHS-S1-2020-Final-17-Aug-no-sound 2 diff careers
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NBHS S1 2020 Final 17 Aug

This short video describes Career Management Skills (optional)

We would like to find out what your ideas are by completing this short form. Your answers will be emailed to school email and you can start a careers folder to keep a copy in.

S5 Careers Talk 2020

Welcome to your S5 careers talk.
The main aims of this session are:
To introduce your Career Advisers
Remind you of Career Management Skills, resources to help your career planning and completing the Buzz Personality Test (which is fun!)
Get some information about you

S5 NBHS 2020 Jennifer

Link to the Buzz Personality Test here or

Careers Newsletter – right click and download
S5-Newsletter-Nov 2020

Please complete the form below and give as much information as possible.

NBHS S6 Careers Talk June 2020

Good morning S6!
Mick Burns and Jennifer Jones, Careers Advisers, NBHS

Welcome to S6 at North Berwick High.

This talk is about:
What’s important for S6.
What’s important when thinking about your future.
Getting ready for S6.
What you need to do and when you need to do it.
What resources are there to help you.
Timescales involved.

Recent updates.
Use the Pathways site to research progression routes from college to university

Updated UCAT/BMAT/LNAT information
UKCAT LNAT 2020 updated 16 July 2020

Open Days update
Higher Education Open Days 2020 updated 11 August landscape

You can find this presentation here

This is your S6 careers talk
S6 NBHS 2020

Your S6 Careers Newsletter
S6 NBHS Newsletter 2020 Final

Your S6 Careers Resources for all options
S6 Careers Book MB May 2020 Final June 2020

You can read the book online here

Online resources for Medicine, Law and Vet Medicine here

University rankings

Make sure you are registered at My World of Work here you may find the Profiling Tool particularly useful at this stage.

S5 NBHS Careers Talk 2019

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

While you are waiting here

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 2018

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.



S5-Newsletter-2019 NBHS

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 and

Final quiz here

On your way music here
Dancing hands here

NBHS S4 Careers Talk 2019

Hello everyone.
Mick Burns/Jennifer Jones
Careers Advisers
North Berwick High School

Learning Objectives

S4 NBHS 2019
S4 NBHS 2019

What happened to the 2018 leavers?

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.

Download this newsletter it has lots of information and resources you can use

CMS prompt notes

Final activity here