Using Focus Point
Haven't used Focus Point before - read through the information on the next few pages to find out more.
Who are FOCUS West?
FOCUS West stands for Focus On College and University Study in the West of Scotland. We work with schools to get people thinking ahead about what they want to do when they leave secondary school. We know not everyone will want to go to College or University but we want to make sure that you know all the facts so you can make a choice that is right for you. We work with thousands of pupils from all different areas in the West of Scotland from Primary 6 through to S6.
What is Focus Point?
Focus Point is a website we made to help you find out information to get you to start thinking about the future. There's lots of information as well as activities to do to help you think about what you are good at and what you are interested in.
Finding information on Focus Point
There is lots of information on this web site and some of it you won't need to know till later in secondary school. If you are looking for information that is helpful for S1 pupils, then you can click the big S1 button whenever you see it to take you to the main page for that age group. Try it now to see an example.
We asked young people what they liked about FOCUS Point, and here is what they said:
“Impression is it’s more useful in the early stages of life. If you didn’t know what you wanted to do. Job matcher was helpful at beginning, I put in my subjects and it showed what jobs I could do. When you put in your favourite subject and it comes up with a list of jobs through favourite subjects.”
“I used FOCUS Point and it was good”
“tells you what career you can do after you put the subjects in, I like that”
“FOCUS Point is colourful and attractive”
“FOCUS point is better for kids”
“It is easier to read.”
“I prefer FOCUS Point, I like the quizzes”
“FOCUS Point is more helpful because it shows what to do”
“FOCUS Point has lots of colour”
“FOCUS Point is good because you have skills on there”
“Really easy to use, easy to login, profile populates, really helpful”
“It shows you a bigger spectrum of jobs”
“FOCUS Point has more things to do and lets you register faster.”
“easy to find what you want”
“I like FOCUS point because of the strengths of the profile.”
“I like the job matcher as well”