How Reading Blue Coat, an independent school in Berkshire, has been using Morrisby Profile to help students choose their A-Level subjects.
Reading Blue Coat has a co-ed sixth form and from 2023 will be welcoming its first Year 7 girl students to the school. The school has approximately 850 students and offers a mix of GCSE and A level subjects.
Morrisby Profile in Year 10
At Reading Blue Coat School, we initially use Morrisby Profile in Year 10 to help our students decide which A-Level options are best matched with their skills and aptitudes. Students and their parents have found the report very informative, and as a school we find results often back up what the student was thinking of studying at sixth form.
We revisit Morrisby Profile results in Year 12 when it is used by students during dedicated careers lessons. Each new student entering the sixth form also completes the program and assessments. Sixth form students can choose to retake the preferences and priorities assessments to see how their views and values have evolved. At this stage they consider their results in more depth. The majority of our students go on to university from Blue Coat, and the Morrisby Profile and Careers journey helps identify the correct route for each student.
Impact with students
Morrisby Profile empowers students to discover a breadth of career and post-18 options that suit their unique talents, skills, and aptitudes. Here’s what some of them thought:
Morrisby was very useful as it recommended specific careers that I hadn’t heard of. I researched the degrees it recommended and in doing this I learned about more specific careers, like different types of doctors and different career options within law e.g., family solicitor. - Student
Morrisby was good because it meant that I learned what my skills were and therefore what jobs would be useful and enhance these skills. I also liked how it was separated into the sections, such as personality, learning style and work style. - Student
What the school said
We have been very pleased to use Morrisby with our students. The interactive nature and user friendliness of the website is fantastic. The reports generated have been very useful to parents too. - Will Nash‐Wortham Head of Careers
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