Career Guidance

Guidance on careers are delivered throughout the school in several different curriculum areas for all year groups. Students in Years 7 to 11 follow a module dedicated to careers during their SCOPE and RESHAPE lessons.

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 also cover careers and work related learning during the period 1 curriculum

Post-16 students start UCAS applications during Year 12 which includes the writing of personal statements. Other opportunities such as university visits and guest speakers are also part of the Post-16 curriculum.

The school also uses the services of an independent careers advisor (see below)

Enterprise Curriculum

Several enterprise activities are embedded within the curriculum for several year gruops. These include personal finance, Young Enterprise Company programme, mock interviews.

Work Experience - Year 10

Students in Year 10 participate in a 2 week work placement at the end of the summer term. This gives all students the opportunity to experience being part of the an adult working environment. For more information on Year 10 work experience click here

Steve Cooper – Careers Adviser

I have been a Careers Adviser for over 10 years and I am qualified to Level 6, prior to this I worked for The Ordnance Survey as a Cartographer (map maker) for 23 years. I also have my own drumming business running drum workshops in a variety of settings.

I work in a number of Schools and Colleges in and around Essex and I have worked in Shoeburyness High School over 8 years predominantly providing independent and impartial information, advice and guidance for any student wanting to look at what they want to do in the future including: career choices; 6th form and college options; apprenticeships and many more.

Much of my time is spent doing one to one meetings with students (usually in CDAC) and I can be contacted via my school email stevecooper@shoeburyness.southend.sch.uk or stevecooper@southend.gov.uk