Guidance Services

ISK Guidance Plan

The function of the  Guidance service in the ISK is to assist students to make informed choices about their lives in the personal, educational and career areas. While much of the Guidance Programme is delivered through class contact time with students, individual counselling, which may include personal counselling, educational counselling, career counselling, or a combination of these, is a very important element of the programme. The objectives of the Guidance Programme are:

  • To help students develop an awareness and acceptance of their strengths, talents and abilities
  • To facilitate students in identifying and exploring opportunities
  • To enable students to grow in independence and take responsibility for themselves
  • To help students make informed choices about their lives and to follow through on these choices

There are various Guidance related activities and programmes for all students including:

  • First Years – Mentoring Programme & a Study Skills Seminar
  • Second Year – Anti-Bullying Work Shop, Mental Health
  • Third Years – DATs (Differential Apptitude Tests) & Subject Choice Advice Sessions
  • Fourth Year – One Class Period a Week dedicated to  Guidance, Work Experience, Careers Fair.
  • Fifth Year – One Guidance Class a Week, One to One Advice on Course Choice, College Open Days,  Guest Speakers, Practical Interviews with Local Employers

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