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St Colman’s College CEIAG

At St Colman’s College we strive for Bonitas, Disciplina and Scientia / Kindness, Self Discipline and Knowledge.  St. Colman's College is a Christian Community in which all of its members are valued and in which every member of staff is committed to ensuring that every one of our pupils is fully alive to, and fully empowered to realize, his full potential.

We aim to: 

  • To create a climate wherein all students can flourish and fully develop their God-given talents.
  • To ensure that St. Colman's College is a happy and fulfilling place to be.
  • To instil in students a sense of responsibility for their own actions and achievements.
  • To awaken in students a sense of their dignity and self-worth.
  • To inculcate in students, respect for the dignity and rights of others.
  • To create warm and positive relationships between students, staff and all members of the College Community.
  • To build an effective partnership between parents, students and staff.
  • To bring our students to a full understanding of our Catholic Faith and to promote Christian values and attitudes in all members of the College Community.

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance is provided by Head of Careers Mrs B Farmer, Mr C O’Hare, Mr O O’Neill, subject teachers, Form Teachers, and external Careers Advisors for the Careers Service NI Department – Mr Gallagher.  St Colman’s College students also benefit from outside agencies such as Young Enterprise, University Roadshow, HEI’s, business organisations and training providers. 

 

 

 

CEIAG Rationale –

Aims-

  • Our students need support and assistance to become effective careers decision-makers, making choices that will lead them on to further or higher education, apprenticeships, training and ultimately employment. 
  • The overall objective of an effective career education and guidance programme is to enable a learner to manage their own career development successfully, confidently and with due respect and care for their own needs, those of others and of the wider community. 
  • Enabling our students to develop the skills necessary to make informed decisions about their education and training and employment options based on self-awareness, understanding of the relevance of their education, skills and experiences and awareness of the available pathways and opportunities (locally, nationally and internationally).
  • Providing our students with the opportunities and experiences to develop essential employability and life skills in order to become effective citizens and employees.
  • Ensuring that our students have access to good quality career education, information, advice and guidance, tailored to their individual needs, so that they are able to make informed choices.

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All work is carried out, monitored and analysed within Unifrog.  We also work with Young enterprise to develop Enterprise & entrepreneurship skills. 

 

 

 

Links with Employers and Higher and Further Education Institutions

Careers Events 2022 / 2023

 

Guest

Date

Time

Person involved

Mr F Gallagher – Careers Service NI (S2)

9 September 2022

S2 Chapel Assembly

BF

First Derivatives (S3 and S4)

Monday 12 September 2022

10.40 to 11.50

BF at 10.40

RJ at 11.50

SMUC Open Day (S4)

Wednesday 14 September

11.30 TO 12.45 SLOT in Belfast.  Period 3 to period 7

BF

Young Enterprise – Year 8 Step Up Programme (J1)

Monday 26 September 2022

All day in AH

BF at 9.00

Teachers all day

MD or CG at 3.25

University of Dundee (S4)

Thursday 29th September 2022

10.30 to 11.50

BF at 10.30 to 11.50

University Roadshow (S4)

Monday 3 October 2022

10.30 to 12.30

BF at 10.30 to 12.30  - I would like to see this in full/ Teachers

Young Enterprise – Year 9 Blast Off Programme (J2)

Monday 10th October 2022

All day in AH

BF at 9.00

Teachers all day

MD or MMcL at 3.25

S3 WEX (S3)

26TH TO 28TH October 2022

 

BF / OON

FD Work Experience

14TH & 15TH November 2022

All day in FD Newry

BF

Young Enterprise – Year 10 Learn to Earn (J3)

21 November 2022

All day in AH

BF at 9.00

Teachers all day

JOH or MD at 3.25

MJM – HLA opportunities

24th January 2023

Period 2 + break

BF

ReGen HLA opportunities

End of January 2023 - TBC

TBC

BF

J3 / S2 Options and PTM – with Mr Gallagher from Careers Service NI

6th February 2023

All day

BF/ CMCS/FG

S1 WEX – Bring your Son to Work Day

6th February

All day

BF

Scottish Universities

10th February 2023

Period 9

BF

 

 

 

KS3 Outline of Programme

J1 – Employability Skills -we work closely with Young Enterprise to deliver the Step Up Programme. 

J2 – Completed on a 11/12-week carousel.  Young Enterprise - Blast Off programme (one day).  The Quick Start Programme is also used to promote Entrepreneurship. 

J3 – Incorporated into Form Class.  It runs from November to January in preparation for their GCSE Option in February.  Also we work closely with Young Enterprise on their Learn to Earn Programme (one day).    To encourage Entrepreneurship in J3, we use the YE Tenner programme. 

 

Key Stage 4 / GCSE Careers

Year 11 – Job hunting, the Qualification Framework, CV’s and Letters of Application, Job Searches by subjects, HEI options, UCAS and course search.  In February the year 11 students have a “Take your son to Work” day.  This gives them an insight into the world of work. 

Year 12 – Money Matters Programme – this informs our students on financial capabilities.  Also, we complete an Employability module with the YE called You’re Hired Programme.  The year 12 students also be informed about their possible GCE Options. 

 

 

GCSE Options 2023 

 

Subject  

Exam Board  

Art & Design  

CCEA 

Biology  

CCEA 

Business Studies 

CCEA 

Chemistry  

CCEA 

Computer Science  

OCR 

Construction  

CCEA 

Design & Technology  

CCEA 

Digital Technology  

CCEA 

Double Award Science  

CCEA 

Drama 

CCEA 

English Language  

CCEA 

English Literature  

CCEA 

French  

CCEA 

Further Mathematics  

CCEA 

Geography  

CCEA 

History  

CCEA 

Irish  

CCEA 

Mathematics  

CCEA 

Motor Vehicle & Road User 

CCEA 

Music  

CCEA 

Nutrition & Food Science  

CCEA 

Physical Education  

CCEA 

Physics  

CCEA 

Religious Studies 

CCEA 

Spanish  

CCEA 

 

 

A Level Options 2023

Subject

Qualification

Type

Exam Board

Location

Accounting

A Level

Linear

AQA

St Colman’s

Art and Design

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Biology

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Business Studies

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Chemistry

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Construction

(National Extended Certificate)

BTEC equivalent to 1 A Level

Modular – a mix of externally marked assessments and coursework

Pearson

St Colman’s

Construction

(National Diploma)

BTEC equivalent to 2 A Levels

Modular – a mix of externally marked assessments and coursework

Pearson

St Colman’s

Design and Technology

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Drama and Theatre

A Level

Modular

WJEC

St Colman’s

English Literature

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Environmental Technology

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

French

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Further Mathematics

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Geography

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Health and Social Care

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Mary’s

History

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Information Technology (National Extended certificate)

BTEC equivalent to 1 A Level

Modular – a mix of externally marked assessments and coursework

Pearson

St Colman’s

Irish

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Mathematics

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Moving Image Arts

A Level

Modular

CCEA

SRC

Music

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Nutrition and Food Science

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry

A Level

Modular

CCEA

Our Lady’s

Physics

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Government and Politics

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Religious Studies

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Sociology

A Level

Modular

WJEC

St Colman’s

Software Systems Development

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Spanish

A Level

Modular

CCEA

St Colman’s

Sport

BTEC

Modular – a mix of externally marked assessments and coursework

Pearson

St Colman’s

 

 

S3/S4 careers

Year 13 – Work Experience takes place for three days in October.  Also, our S3 students are encourages to take part in the Company programme through Young Enterprise.  UCAS choices, CAO, HLA’s, Teaching, Medical routes, Personal Statements. 

Year 14- UCAS, personal Statements, University Applications, HLA’s, Financial Aspects of HEI, Interviews and University Life. 

 

 

 

Careers Events 2022 / 2023

 

Guest

Date

Time

Person involved

Mr F Gallagher – Careers Service NI (S2)

9 September 2022

S2 Chapel Assembly

BF

First Derivatives (S3 and S4)

Monday 12 September 2022

10.40 to 11.50

BF at 10.40

RJ at 11.50

SMUC Open Day (S4)

Wednesday 14 September

11.30 TO 12.45 SLOT in Belfast.  Period 3 to period 7

BF

Young Enterprise – Year 8 Step Up Programme (J1)

Monday 26 September 2022

All day in AH

BF at 9.00

Teachers all day

MD or CG at 3.25

University of Dundee (S4)

Thursday 29th September 2022

10.30 to 11.50

BF at 10.30 to 11.50

University Roadshow (S4)

Monday 3 October 2022

10.30 to 12.30

BF at 10.30 to 12.30  - I would like to see this in full/ Teachers

Young Enterprise – Year 9 Blast Off Programme (J2)

Monday 10th October 2022

All day in AH

BF at 9.00

Teachers all day

MD or MMcL at 3.25

S3 WEX (S3)

26TH TO 28TH October 2022

 

BF / OON

FD Work Experience

14TH & 15TH November 2022

All day in FD Newry

BF

Young Enterprise – Year 10 Learn to Earn (J3)

21 November 2022

All day in AH

BF at 9.00

Teachers all day

JOH or MD at 3.25

MJM – HLA opportunities

24th January 2023

Period 2 + break

BF

ReGen HLA opportunities

End of January 2023 - TBC

TBC

BF

J3 / S2 Options and PTM – with Mr Gallagher from Careers Service NI

6th February 2023

All day

BF/ CMCS/FG

S1 WEX – Bring your Son to Work Day

6th February

All day

BF

Scottish Universities

10th February 2023

Period 9

BF

 

 

 

 

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