Welcome to The Folkestone School for Girls Careers Site

It is claimed that the average student leaving school today will have 14 different jobs by the age of 38. Girls leaving FSG therefore will perhaps now more than ever, need to be adaptable in the workplace, be able to learn new skills quickly and be able to network effectively to create opportunities. We must prepare our girls to flourish in a world of fewer jobs for life and where careers continually evolve.

Exam results, as important as they undeniably are, only take us so far. Our girls will get outstanding qualifications but those qualifications do not define who they are and will play only a part in shaping the people they will become. The FSGBacc, our personal development and character education programme, aims to develop a range of essential skills – those highly transferable skills that everyone needs - problem solving, leadership, teamwork, communication; social & emotional skills, behaviors and resilience. These raise aspirations and motivation and have been linked to improved academic attainment, professional competencies, self-efficacy and social and emotional well being; self confidence. The world is full of opportunities and we want our girls to not only be able to grab these with both hands but to create them!

Our girls will leave us after seven years well qualified and well rounded; intellect and character. They will feel ten feet tall, be bold and spectacular. They will have the knowledge, the skills, the drive, the courage, the wisdom, the optimism and the values to change their world for the better and to change the world for the better.

We are proud of our careers provision which meets the Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance but we believe we go further; that our entire school curriculum focuses on the six learning areas described in the CDI’s Career Development Framework

This site aims to provide all the resources to support our students in developing those aspirations and ambitions for the future and to find to provide access to a wealth of information about careers and routes into these . You can navigate between resources relevant to you using the menu.

Please see "Curriculum and Provider Access" for further, detailed information in respect of our compliance to Statutory Guidance.

Mr M Kennedy
Director of Learning - Careers and Work Related Experience

News for Parents

In keeping with our commitment to provide students with outstanding careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step after school, we are expanding our use of Unifrog; an award-winning, online careers platform.

All year 8-13 students have access to Unifrog. This platform is designed to support learners in making the most informed decisions about their futures and has a range of tools suitable for all year groups. Each student has their own personal account that provides a wide range of information related to their interests and aspirations.

Unifrog takes data security very seriously, and as such, has several features in place to protect school and student data. They only use EU data centres, have multiple firewalls, layered-access security and more. Information on this can be found at unifrog.org/aboutsecurity

How can Unifrog support students, parents and carers?

The videos below will be useful to students and parents alike in using Unifrog as a tool to help you research and gain useful information on a wide variety of careers, post-16 and post-18 destinations and life support.

Key Stage 3 Introductory Video

Key Stage 5 Introductory Video

Key Stage 4 Introductory Video

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