National Healthcare Weekend

Hundreds of healthcare professionals from across the UK will be volunteering to present and network with your students who are interested in:

• Medicine
• Veterinary Medicine
• Psychology

At the National Healthcare Weekend on the 18th and 19th November taking place in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham and Lancaster: 15 conferences on different specialties on the same weekend!

It is a highly valuable opportunity for students to network with a variety of healthcare professions, learn about work experience opportunities and how to make a successful application.

Registration is £25 for students on the Saturday conferences and there is an optional UCAS lecture available on Sunday for each specialty.

Students can register on the Medic Mentor website and find out more about the events here.

All proceeds from the weekend will be used to support healthcare students with scholarships, elective bursaries, free training and educational initiatives.

Teachers can attend for free, as well as students from low-income backgrounds.

Click here for the poster

Year 11 - Post 16 Choices

Further information, advice and guidance will be available to students through a series of after-school presentations and PSHE lessons. We would also encourage Year 11 students to attend as many college open evenings as possible.

At PCS we also have a well-stocked careers library, if you would like to look at information on specific careers. If you need help accessing any of the websites below or would like to book a careers meeting, please see Miss Newman in the Library.

Check out the careers based websites below for help with everything from Apprenticeships to Work Experience.

Write a CV Guide

General Educational Information - Finance, volunteering, higher education, employment - Education updates including English Baccalaureate

National Career websites - National Careers Service -National Health Service - Nursing and Midwifery Council - Army - RAF - Navy - Merchant Navy - Ministry of Defence - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths - Careers inform from the automotive industry

Careers Research - Advice and guidance to parents & carers
with regards to the options open to students after leaving school - Careers films on the web - an impartial online careers guidance and information program
- Interactive careers guidance questionnaire
- Careers Advice, Choices & Ideas - Discover and explore careers you'll love - Online careers resource - General information for young people - School Leaver Career and Course Information

A levels - Making A level choices - Brief outline of subjects and where they may lead

Apprenticeships - To register and see vacancies - To see local Training Providers - Science, Engineering & Manufacturing Tech - Southern Water

Post 16 Destinations - University listing/course search and entry requirements - Brighton Metropolitan College (Formerly City College) - Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne and Lewes - Brighton - Brighton - Brighton Metropolitan College (Formerly Northbrook College) - Worthing - Plumpton, Lewes - East Grinstead - Bexhill - Hastings - Ringmer - Uckfield - Council for Independent Colleges

Universities All you need to find the right uni! - League tables and rankings - Represents 20 leading UK universities - How to apply and much more

Routes other than university - the one stop site for apprenticeships,
gap years, distance learning and jobs

Volunteering - Gap year/volunteering

Work experience

Study abroad

Understanding what employers want

Additional Information, Advice and Guidance

Prospectuses and Application Forms

College prospectuses and application forms will be available from the careers area at the back of the library from early October. There will be lots of help on completing applications forms available from PSHEE teachers and mentors over the next few weeks.

Top Tips for parents to help your child succeed:

• Encourage healthy breakfasts
• Ensure your child stays hydrated
• Organisation is crucial!
• Use a notice board / fridge for key dates
• Encourage good sleep patterns (8 hours a night)
• Attend all PCS Year 11 events and College Open Evenings
• Refer to the homework timetable (found on PCS website). Students should be doing some homework every evening,
this is good practise, not only for GCSE’s but for college too

Please make sure that you take full advantage of all the help and support available to you
Remember - Good attendance and punctuality are crucial for a good reference and future success!


Need Help?

Simply contact the school office via our telephone or email address. During term we aim to respond within 24 hours.

01273 581100