In Year 8 pupils start to explore:
- What am I like
- Thinking about GCSE Options
- Thinking about careers
- Options assembly
- Curriculum Evening
Whilst in Year 8 to get yourself familiar with Unifrog you can have a go at the following:
Interests Profile – this is to gauge a bit about you and what you do and don’t like. For further details and to take you to the instructions on what to do click here.
NB: If you have already completed these in previous years you can do them again at any time, you can also push the results to your locker and see how you change over the years.
Personality Profile – this is a personality test. Answer the questions as honestly as you can from the mulitiple choice selection. For further information about Personality Profiles and Instructions on what to do click here.
NB: If you have already completed this you can take it again at any time.
As you will be taking your options this year it is highly recommend that you take a look at the following to help you choose the right path for you:
Subjects Library – here you can enter the subjects that you are taking now or would like to take in the sixth form or at college, it will suggest what careers these could lead to. Have a good look at the types of careers it suggests, do these appeal to you, can you see yourself doing this in the future. Equally you may have a subject that you love but no idea what career could come from it so this is a great way to find out. For further information on the subjects library and instructions on what to do click here.
Careers Library – here you can enter the type of career you would like and it will give you more detailed information about that career and the subjects you need to take, the qualifications you need to get such a job etc. This is especially useful if you know what job you would like but not what subjects you need to get such a job. There may be specific subjects that you need for a job that you did not realise, so make sure you do your research to reach your full potential. For further information on the Careers Library and instructions on what to do click here.
Also you should now be recording any Activities and Competencies that will help towards your future and that you have achieved during your time at school.
You may have joined the Cadets, Scouts, doing your Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award, Music grades, Dance grades etc, all of these will add up by the time you get to 6th form or college and therefore you can start recording some Activities and Competencies of things you have achieved during your school years and now is a great time to start recording these to help in the future when writing a CV or Personal Statement for University. Unifrog has a locker facility aswell where you can upload items such as certificates, prize giving awards, sporting recognition and awards. All sorts of things. So start building your profile now by using these tools. For more information carry on reading below or you can check them out in the Know-How library in Unifrog itself.
Activities – Here you can record any of your achievements, part time jobs etc that may be relevant in the future. Below is an idea of what it will ask you for….
Competencies – here you want to record examples of you demonstrating each competency, see this section for more details.
There are lots of different competencies that can be recorded
Locker – Here you can store certificates, good work, sporting achievements, prize giving etc Your teacher can also save things to your locker as well.