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  1. Qualifications Reform

    Ofqual gave this presentation on the reforms to GCSEs, As and A levels to the CIOLA Group on 9th October.

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    Advancing Ambitions: The role of career guidance in supporting social mobility

    Professor's Tristram Hooley and Tony Watts have released a new report with Dr Jesse Matheson for the Sutton Trust. The report is entitled Advancing Ambitions: The role of career guidance in supporting social mobility. The authors analysed data from over 800 schools and sixth form colleges with a careers quality mark to...

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  3. National Careers Service resources for schools and colleges

    The National Careers Service Teacher Support Team has produced some pdf resources for schools and colleges. The guidance notes explain how the resources can be used flexibly. The presentation slides, You Tube videos and lesson activities can be combined in different ways to suit your purposes. Reading the guidance notes...

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    ASPIRES-2 - 14-19 year olds

    The ESRC-funded ASPIRES -2 project based at King's College, London will track the science and career aspirations of a previously studied cohort for the next five years of their lives

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    Regional careers magazines and downloads for young people and those who help them on the careersworld website

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    Post 16: University access scheme of work

    Seven adaptable 45-minute lessons and pdf resources on key factors to consider when applying to university - Downloadable from The Brilliant Club website

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    The UK Register of Career Development Professionals

    To achieve 'registered professional' status, you need to be a member of the Career Development Institute and to hold an approved qualification in careers guidance (at level 6 or above). As a fully registered...

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    Videos: icould

    An online library of free careers videos on the icould website


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  1. The Giver

    Or what if, Jonas went on, almost laughing at the absurdity, people were allowed to choose their own jobs? Dystopian novels of the future for young adults provide rich source material for getting pupils to think more deeply about their lives, choices and transitions. The Giver by the American children’s...

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  2. Careers guidance in a spin

    The spin that the government has put on what it has done to improve careers guidance for young people in its response to the Education Select Committee’s follow-up inquiry on careers guidance is truly breath-taking (3rd July). Here is a flavour of it: “The government is determined to remain focused...

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  3. Humility: the quality of being humble

    Elizabeth Whicheloe, a cherished colleague, urged me to listen to the commencement address by Sau Lan Wu at Vassar College where her grand-daughter is one of this year’s graduating students. Professor Wu, a distinguished particle physicist, has participated in the discoveries of the charm quark, the gluon, and the Higgs...

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