Careers

Welcome to Careers at Lowton High School

Our fully equipped careers room provides a wealth of information to all of our students and our dedicated school Careers Adviser as well as Careers Co-ordinator Mrs Harrison are available to help students – and parents – navigate their way through the many academic and vocational choices they will make during their time at Lowton and beyond.

The School is proud to hold Inspiring IAG bronze accreditation and is currently working towards the Gatsby Benchmarks. Inspiring IAG has been designed to provide a good practice framework and recognition of high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance for organisations that are providing support services for young people.

The careers element of our Lowton Values and Enrichment (LVE) curriculum and delivery support students throughout the school.

KS3 LVE Curriculum

KS4 LVE Curriculum

Our enrichment days strongly support students in many areas of careers education, information, advice and guidance and give them a wide range of experiences.

Enrichment Day 2

Thursday 25th April

Yet again there will be a fantastic range of enrichment opportunities for all our students.

Year 7

Liverpool Cathedral trip

Year 8

Full Creative Day with an African Theme working across Drama, Music and Art

Year 9

Taster Day at Wigan and Leigh College

Leigh Campus

  • ‘A’Level Tasters
  • Vocational Tasters

Pagefield Campus

  • Construction
  • Engineering

Year 10

Higher Education Day at Winstanley College

  • University life session from undergraduates
  • Russel group universities information talk
  • HE fair (over 80 universities attending)

Year 11

Focus Day

  • Revision techniques
  • Mathematics

Enrichment Day 2

Thursday 25th April

We had a wide range of enrichment opportunities for all our students.

Year 7

Safety Focus

  • Internet
  • Road
  • Home
  • First Aid

Year 8

Careers Focus

  • Guess My Job (10 visiting employers)
  • Meeting Colleges
  • Apprenticeship Activity
  • I Could Buzz (identifying own qualities and skills)
  • Careers Fayre

Year 9

Careers and Sex Education Focus

  • Meet the Employer (Focus on careers in health and challenging stereotypes)
  • Chatterbox session ((identifying own qualities and skills)
  • Sex Education
  • Careers Fayre

Year 10

  • NHS focus (Focus on careers in health and challenging stereotypes) –workplace activities
  • Aim Higher – working with undergraduates on benefits of going to University
  • Meet the Employer (Naval weapons Engineer)

Year 11

  • Christmas Carol Performance by local theatre company (supporting GCSE text)
  • Mock Careers Interviews (10 employers)

We have provided links to useful information for Parents, Apprenticeships and links to Colleges below, but if you wish to speak to us we can be contacted as follows:

Careers Leader – Mr J. Pollard – 01942 767040
Mrs R. Harrison – harrisonr@lowtonhs.wigan.sch.uk – 01942 767040

Lowton High School is not responsible for the content of 3rd party websites

Our Careers policy is available here.
Our Provider Access policy is available here.
Pupil Destination data is available here.

 

Open Evenings

 
 

Useful Links

 

Carers Information

Parental Guidance from The Careers Writers Association

Apprenticeships

Getting-in offers school leavers everything to make the right choice when leaving school

Apprenticeships

Register your profile, search vacancies and apply for an apprenticeship

UCAS Progress

UCAS Progress allows young people between 13 and 17 years old to search for courses across England and Wales

Useful Information

Careers advice – jobs information and resources

Plotr

Discover and explore exciting careers

St John Rigby

Wigan Catholic sixth form college.

Winstanley College

To achieve academic excellence in a supportive and challenging learning community

Wigan & Leigh College

Wigan & Leigh College has been providing high-quality education and training locally for over 150 years.

Carmel College

A Catholic College for the Community

Priestley College

Your ‘Outstanding’ Sixth Form

Salford City College

Salford, Eccles and Pendleton Colleges are centres of educational, vocational and academic excellence in the North West of England.

Bolton College

Proud to be one of the North West’s largest providers of vocational training and further education

Bolton Sixth Form College

Bolton Sixth Form College is a vibrant College specialising in full time 16-19 education,

St. Helens College

Offering full and part time courses for adults and school leavers, as well as community courses.

Warrington & Vale Royal College

Warrington & Vale Royal College Online, providing the framework for your future

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