Before your Year 9 transitions meeting you should:
- Meet with your Careers Adviser to discuss which subjects you are enjoying and achieving good grades in, which subjects you plan to take for GCSE and your aspirations for life after school.
- Talk to your subject teachers about your strengths and which subjects you are best at and enjoy most.
- Talk to your Careers Wales Adviser and your parents about what you may want to do after completing Year 11. You might be considering sixth form, a local college, residential college, further training or going straight into work.
- Think about any difficulties you are having in school so that you can talk about these at the meeting.
As well as careers advisers, teachers and your Qualified Teacher for the Visually Impaired (QTVI), your parents will also be invited to attend the meeting. If you feel shy or nervous about raising things at the meeting it is a good idea to talk through any issues with your parents or a member of staff beforehand.
A report will be written after the meeting which summarises everything you talked about. Your parents will be sent a copy and you can read through it to check that you are happy with it. If you think anything has been missed out, talk to a member of staff about it. Remember, it's your plan for your future so it's important that you feel it says what you think it should.