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DESC Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Service

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What Next?

Information for Education Leavers during Summer 2021

This year has proved to be challenging and uncertain at times, so seeing where there is continuity and support available is important. Staff right across the Isle of Man Education Service are working hard to ensure that education leavers will have a positive way forward. Right now you need to put things in place and think about the opportunities available to you as you take your next steps into education, training or employment.

Direction

Everyone faces decisions at different times in their lives. There are many options to help you to make the most of your future. For some, career pathways are straightforward, for others not so much. Career routes are different for each of us; follow the pathway which you think will suit YOU best. You can start to take control of shaping your future by thinking about all you have to offer right now. Understanding and focusing on your skills, your experiences, your knowledge and your qualities will help you to understand what you're good at, what your strengths are and how you can use your experiences in the future. This link will help you to think about your own set of unique abilities and characteristics that will bring you success in the world of work in the future.

Plans

Explore all of your options freely at this stage. Planning and keeping an open mind to different choices, creates opportunity and increases success in reaching goals. Having a plan in place, helps to put your thoughts in order. Rather than worry about different scenarios you can consider different options and plan carefully for different outcome

Remember to:

  • be realistic about what you will achieve in terms of qualifications
  • think about the other skills and experiences you have that may help you take positive next steps
  • base your decision on factors that are important to you
  • think through other options as an alternative
  • keep in mind, there may be more than one route to reach your goal

Take action

If you would like some help with your plans now please contact one of the Careers Advisors - Kerry email: kerry.moir@sch.im or Andy email: andrew.mckinley@sch.im. You can also drop into one of our summer signposts sessions during the exam period from Tuesday 10th August 2021 to Friday 25th August 2021 for free, impartial information, advice and guidance. See poster below for locations, days and time.

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Year 11 School Leavers Summer 2021

Supporting positive next steps Summer 2021

Information on assessment Summer 2021

Year 13 School Leavers Summer 2021

Supporting positive next steps Summer 2021

Information on assessment Summer 2021

Further Education Leavers Summer 2021

Supporting positive next steps Summer 2021

Higher Education Leavers Summer 2021

Supporting positive next steps Summer 2021


Year 10 and 12 non exam assessment Summer 2021

Year 10 and 12 Summer 2021



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Higher Education Leavers Summer 2021
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Higher Education Some Higher Education leavers will have applied to undertake post- graduate courses starting Autumn 2021. Information on funding for these courses can be found on the Student Awards homepage This page is updated regularly and is a good source of information including: Student Award…

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Further Education Leavers Summer 2021
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Further Education Some Further Education leavers may wish to progress to the next level of their learning during Autumn 2021. Full details on options and the application process for full time and part time further education courses can be found on the UCM website. Information on eligibility for fun…

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Assessment information Year 13 Summer 2021
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All GCSE, IGCSE, A Level, I A Level and BTEC Level 1,2 3 examinations were cancelled in IOM schools during the Summer Term 2021 and grades were determined by schools for students completing their courses in Year 11 and 13. This is part of the national picture across the United Kingdom, as well as m…

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