wyedean School

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Wyedean is an academic & nurturing global school committed to
World Class C21st learning. We aim to turn dreams into futures.

Wyedean Careers

Careers Mission statement

Wyedean School and 6th form centre Careers Department seeks to provide wholly impartial advice and guidance, resources and opportunities. We aim to help students to achieve career aspirations relevant to their academic strengths and interests and to support them with their choices throughout.

We are striving to make Wyedean Careers Information Advice and Guidance (CIAG) accessible to students and we actively encourage and welcome parental involvement.

Highlights this year:

Careers Programme some of the highlights

The Department

We are a friendly and approachable team comprising:

Matt Pilling, Careers Co-ordinator


Having taught at Wyedean for five years and seen a tutor group from year 7 -11, I have grown with the school and have an understanding of the needs of our students. This coupled with my background in recruitment gives me a rounded perspective from the points of view of both student and employer. I am currently in my second year as co-ordinator of careers information and education at Wyedean and am working hard to develop our provision making it accessible and effective for our youngsters.

Sue Felton, Careers Advisor

Preferred A level subjects for degree choices

Preferred A level subjects for degree choices.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service are dedicated to helping you get the advice you need for future skills, careers, work and life choices. They can help you develop your career with specially designed tools to help you move on in your career, or get you on the job ladder. Please click HERE.

Careers Resources

There are a lot of careers resources available online. These links will take you to the best ones-

http://www.careerpilot.org.uk/ is a great online resource for people of all ages. It can help you with career pathways, course options and lots more.

For careers that need a degree or similar qualification, follow this link for more information on job roles, the qualifications required and how much you can earn- https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles

For information on Apprenticeships, what they involve and how you can find one, follow this link - www.getingofar.gov.uk

Not sure of what your career could be? Lower school students can try this quiz for some ideas - https://www.ucas.com/ucas/16-18-choices/find-career-ideas/buzz-quiz

Upper School Students? try this career quiz - https://www.prospects.ac.uk/planner

Build your skills and qualifications with free short courses delivered by - www.futurelearn.com

Got any careers related questions? The PCSA careers office is open all day every day, but please also feel free to me Email any questions- james.wilmot@pcsa.org.uk

Good luck!

Local Colleges and Sixth Form schools:

Gloucester Tel: 0845 155 2020 and Royal Forest of Dean Colleges Tel: 01594 838 500

South Gloucestershire and Stroud (formerly Filton) College, all campuses Tel: 0117 931 2121

Coleg Gwent, all campuses Tel: 01633 466 000

City of Bristol College, all campuses Tel: 0117 312 5000

Hartpury College Tel: 01452 702 345

Chepstow Comprehensive School Tel: 01291 635 777

Monmouth Comprehensive School Tel: 01600 775177

View or download the Gloucestershire 6th form and College open days information sheet.

Apprenticeships and work opportunities: England










Apprenticeships and work opportunities: Wales


Jobsearching locally

Gloucestershire: www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

Wales: www.southwalesargus.co.uk/jobs/

Forest of Dean: www.edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/

Additional support for KS3 and GCSE’s


For additional impartial advice and support:

www.gov.uk/careers-helpline-for-teenagers Tel: 0800 100 900




Wyedean holds user licences for the online Careers tools Kudos and Careerscape. They have just re-designed Kudos and released some support materials to help you and our students.

KUDOS Homepage

Students in Y10 and 11 have a log in and can request a reminder by speaking to Mr Pilling or the ICT department at Wyedean. Year 9 will be issued with a log in at the start of the Spring Term.

The following resources have been designed to support you:

Link to introduction video

Getting started guide

Mini user guide

Parents and carers guide 

I hope that these resources will make it easier for you to support your son/daughter with their Careers Journey. If there are any questions, please contact me at: pillingm@wyedean.gloucs.sch.uk

Careers overview

View or download the Wyedean School CEIAG overview 2017/2018 pdf.

Work Experience Parental Survey 2018