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Ours Careers guide focuses on informed decision making and careers advice. We have included a range of online resources to support decisions about future pathways, including videos and activities that can be accessed and shared at a time that suits you.

Post-14 Decision-Making

Career Mystery is an interactive ‘critical thinking’ careers activity whereby students have to solve the mystery using the clues given. Downloads for this session are an activity sheet that pupils can complete independently as well as a presentation for teachers who may want to supplement the activity with information about careers and skills.

PDF iconUoC Career Mystery - Activity Sheet

PDF iconUoC Career Mystery - Presentation

Ready, Steady, Job is an interactive game matching student profiles (personal skills, qualities and qualifications) to potential course/career pathways.  Students then consider their own pathways and conduct some research. 

PDF iconUoC Ready Steady Job - Activity Sheet

PDF iconUoC Ready Steady Job ANSWERS

Decision-Making for GCSEs is an information and activity sheet designed to help students explore potential future pathways and identify a  shortlist of subjects they might continue to study at GCSE.

PDF icon Decision Making for GCSEs Information and Activity

Career Detectives is a task based work book where students can explore career pathways, linking them to GCSE subjects and begin to maked informed choices about their future goals through research.

PDF iconCareer Detectives Workbook

PDF iconCareer Detectives Workbook ANSWERS

Post-16 Decision-Making

Pathways, Careers and Higher Education is a presentation exploring post-16 options and decision making.

The 'Strengths and Skills' activity sheet gives students the opportunity to consider their strengths and skills in relation to future job ideas.

Explore these resources and more about post-16 qulaifications and routes to university here

Professional Career Pathways

Many professional career pathways, such as Nursing and Midwifery and Teaching have a specific qualification requirement that includes study at degree level. You can find out more about the courses and entry requirements here at the University of Chester at the following links:

Undergraduate Courses

Nursing and Midwifery



Thinking about GCSE Options poses questions for pupils to consider when thinking about making GCSE option choices.

Choosing GCSEs - A Guide for Parents & Carers covers what to consider when supporting those making GCSE option choices.

Post-16 Decision-Making looks at the options and things to consider when making decisions about how to continue your studies after GCSEs

Introduction to Higher Education gives an overview of useful information for those exploring career pathways and considering university.

An Introduction to T-Levels is a quick guide to the recently introduced technical qualification for post-16 students.

Any Questions?

GCSE Options Q&A Padlet gives students the opportunity to ask questions on an interactive notice board about choosing GCSE subjects and pathways to further study. 

Unibuddy is an online chat portal where you can connect and chat to our HE Advisors. We are available Monday - Friday between 9am and 4.30pm to provide information, advice and guidance about decision making, career pathways and routes to Higher Education.