Thinking about the future, your educational choices and potential career pathways can be a daunting prospect!  However, at Oakwood High School there are a wealth of resources and experienced staff on hand to support and guide you.

In MAP you will have the chance to explore your interests, strengths and potential pathways. You will have opportunities to research and explore the wealth of possibilities open to you over the next few years of your secondary education, and beyond.  This is an exciting time for you!

Beyond MAP, you have your PLTs, your subject teachers and more….

Where can I go for more information?

Pupils can call in to speak to our Careers Advisor, who can provide you up ­to­ date, impartial information about post 16 pathways and supporting you with the decision making process. There is a weekly after school pupil drop in on Wednesdays 3.10 pm ­- 4.00 pm.  If parents would like a meeting with Lorna Barton (Careers Advisor), this can be arranged by contacting her by email on

For further help or information, please contact:

L.Barton on

S.Fletcher on

Online Resources

The school website has a careers section with links to useful websites and information:

Here you will find information about local markets; apprenticeship vacancies; advice on completing a CV and a vast array of resources around a variety of careers including videos of ‘on the job’.


Click on the Google Waffle to find the Xello app at the bottom. Pupils can log in with their school login details which their MAP teacher has given to them or sign in with google. If a pupil has forgotten the login details, the MAP teacher can reset the password.

For more information about careers try these websites: National Careers Service:

National careers information advice and guidance website for 13-19 year olds with telephone helpline (0800 100900)

We at Oakwood have opportunities for pupils to speak with a number of employers and further / higher education institutions. These vary from assemblies, to workshops to 1-2-1 meetings and discussions.