Here is the presentation that was given on the 5th December. It addresses GCSE subject choices for Year 10.
News from the Careers Department.
Ulster University’s Parents Information Event is being held on Saturday 16 April 2016 www.ulster.ac.uk/parentsevent
This event is aimed at parents and guardians of Year 12 and Year 13 students. Students are also welcome to attend along with their parents/guardians.
The event will provide an excellent opportunity to find out about applying to university. It will include: course options, the UCAS application process and campus developments.
We would encourage parents and guardians wishing to attend, who have not yet book to take the opportunity to sign up, as there are very limited places remaining and the registration will be closing soon.
Expert training. Thousands of pounds in earnings. And a lifetime of engineering possibilities. That’s what we’re offering school leavers and college students who are looking for a different path to career success.
Transforming Britain’s vast railway network is more than just an education. Our apprentices learn this over three fascinating, surprising, career-advancing years. Through hands-on projects and dedicated support, they gain the kind of skills that set them up for life. All while earning a real wage and making priceless friendships. Read More
Registration opens on 1st May 2015 with testing to begin from 1st July 2015 for those Yr13 students who want to pursue a career in Medicine/Dentistry. The UK Clinical Aptitude Test is a requirement for entry into Medicine/Dentistry courses for many British Universities, including:
Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff, Central Lancashire, Dundee, Durham, East Anglia, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Hull York Medical School, Keele, King’s College London, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Plymouth, Queen Mary- University of London, Queen’s University Belfast, Sheffield, Southampton, St. Andrew’s, St. George’s London and Warwick (grad only).
Apply before 31st August 2015, for a reduced entry fee of £65.00. Entry after this time will result in an entry fee of £85.00.
Trinity College runs several essay competitions for humanities and social sciences students in Year 12. These prizes are a great way to provide motivation and structure for able students who are embarking on their wider reading, particularly if they are not planning to do an EPQ and don’t get much scope to write extended essays as part of their AS courses.
Applicants don’t need to be planning to apply to Cambridge (although, of course, we hope they will consider us!) and, it goes without saying, entering one of these prizes would be a very useful addition to a strong personal statement. Read More
The International Airport is currently recruiting for their Edexcel accredited Aviation Operations Apprenticeship Programme. Information sessions are being held at the Maldron Hotel, Belfast International Airport, on Monday 15th December 2014 at 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm. For further information please see the link
One of Dalriada School’s most gifted pupils, Constantin Arnscheidt, an Upper Sixth student, has won a coveted scholarship place at Harvard University, USA and will join its ranks this autumn. Having been rejected by the University of Cambridge, this exceptional pupil is now looking forward to studying at the oldest and most prestigious academic establishment in the United States, where his name will join alumni such as Theodore Roosevelt and Barack Obama in the annals, and where Dalriada School will be noted for the first time in the ‘Harvard Freshman Register’ – a hardcover book containing information on incoming students which will then enter Harvard Archive.
Constantin’s achievements are impressive indeed – an A* in GCSE Mathematics while still in Primary Seven, A* grades in GCSE German and Additional Maths in Year 8 at Dalriada School (gaining the top mark in Northern Ireland in GCSE German), A* grades in A2 Maths and German before he was 15 years old and now on target to achieve A* grades in A level Chemistry, Physics, Computing and Music!! All of this has been managed while playing a full and dynamic part in the extra-curricular life of the school.
Harry Walsh – Yr 13 was representing the school at a B/E Aerospace Careers day on Tuesday 25th March.
My name is Harry Walsh and I am currently studying Maths, Physics, Technology and ICT at AS Level. On Tuesday 25th March I got the opportunity to go to B/E Aerospace in Kilkeel, to gain an insight into Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. I aim to study Aerospace Engineering at University as my ambition is to become an RAF pilot.
The day was organised by interns from B/E Aerospace who were on a placement year, one of which happened to be a past Dalriad, Ben Whittaker. The day was extremely informative regarding what a career in engineering involves. There were around thirty students involved from all over Northern Ireland.
In the morning we had a talk from the interns about the history of the company and what exactly they did. We also got an amazing tour of the factory where over 25% of the world’s airline seats are manufactured. In the afternoon we had a team competition to manufacture an airline seat that had to hold the weight of the host of the event, Conor Philips. However we were only allowed to use sellotape and a limited amount of newspaper and this had to be assembled in 30 minutes. This tested our teamwork, organisation, problem solving and communication skills. There were a lot of strange creations built but my team won and each member of the team received gift vouchers for various stores.
I really enjoyed the day and it opened my eyes as to what a career in engineering could lead to.
Harry Walsh – Yr 13
There will be a series of Parents’ Evenings held by the University of Ulster for parents of students in Years 10-13, to support and guide parents as they help their children make future career decisions. Parents and children are welcome at the events. Coleraine campus: Tuesday 18th March; Magee Campus: Wednesday 26th March; Jordanstown campus: Thursday 20th March. All events run from 7.00-9.00pm. For further information and to register visit www.ulster.ac.uk/parentsevening