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GO Fly Careers Programme

As a parent, you will naturally want your daughter to enjoy real success in life, following a career path she enjoys.

Careers support at Croydon High aims to equip the girls with the knowledge, understanding, skills and personal qualities to enable them to enjoy a fulfilling and rewarding working life.

By Year 9, girls are encouraged to be thinking about what they enjoy, what they are good at and what motivates and inspires them. This approach helps girls build an interest in the opportunities that may ultimately be available to them, nurtures ambition and focuses them ready for their GCSE options and the following years.

Fun and interactive activities such as ‘Fast Tomato’ are introduced which analyse information about the girls and really get them thinking. At the end of Year 9 they will spend a day work-shadowing a relative or friend…usually a most enlightening experience!

Girls are given the resources and support to carry out their own careers research in the school’s designated careers room with a well-equipped library and our highly experienced Head of Careers.

In Year 11, all girls take the Morrisby Careers Psychometric Test which gives a valued insight in to likely aptitudes and interests.

After GCSE examinations, Year 11 girls spend time gaining work experience. They are encouraged to apply for the positions themselves and are supported through the application process and then throughout their placements.

Biennial Careers Convention and Careers Seminars

In 2012, over 250 young people, including Croydon High girls from year 9 and up, together with others from local schools, met with over 90 delegates at our biennial careers convention held at the school. Many Croydon High alumnae attended, as delegates, taking time out to ‘give back’ and to share their experiences of university and beyond.

The careers programme runs throughout the year, with invited speakers coming in to talk to the girls in depth about a wide range of career options.

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