Year 8/9 student
Students choose the subjects they will study in Years 9/10 and 11 ...
... during Year 8 or Year 9, depending on your child's school and will probably take them as national exams, such as GCSEs. As well as choosing what to study, they also need to think about how the subjects they choose will affect their plans after Year 11.
Careers advisers from C&K Careers work in most Calderdale and Kirklees schools and colleges. Advisers:
- see students in groups to explain the help on offer. Offer drop-in sessions in schools over break or lunchtimes. You can also make an appointment if you have any concerns.
- attend school parents evenings and Year 8 and 9 options events, where you and your child can to talk to them. Our 'Getting Started in Careers' booklet, outlining subject and course choice to parents and carers of Year 8 or 9 students is given out at these events. It is also available in Careers Info - see below.
Year 8/9 students also receive:
- Directions: choosing your options in Year 8 or 9 - a C&K Careers workbook for schools to use with students. Also in 'Careers info' - see below.
- Some schools produce their own booklet giving details of the options they offer for GCSEs, and other courses.
- Check out the Year 8/9 page to see what they should be thinking about.
You can help too by talking to them about their ideas – research suggests parents and carers are the single biggest influence on young people's careers choices.
Search for careers information:
Getting started in Careers - decisions in Year 8 and 9, information for parents and carers
Want to talk to someone?
Get in touch with your nearest centre:
Page updated November 2017