Careers (pupils)

Post 16 moving on

Throughout Y11 regular meetings are held to discuss post-16 options and provide careers advice, guidance and support. An annual Careers Fair is held at the Drapers Centre and there are a number of opportunities to visit colleges for pupils and their parents. Support is given for pupils to complete applications, as well as working on CV’s, letter writing and developing interview technique.

Following the completion of final exams, a series of Transition Days provides Y11 pupils with the final preparation needed for moving on and succeeding at college, sixth form or in work. STARS monitors the post-16 outcomes of all pupils.

 

KS3

 

Year 7

 

Year 8

 

Year 9

Focus: Self-awareness

 

  • Making choices and decision making for GCSE choices in year 9
  • Looking at different kinds of work and organisations, exploring the world of work
  • Individual strengths and preferences
  • Enterprise challenge skills

 

During years 7-9 pupils learn about a variety of careers topics through their weekly PSHE and Enterprise lessons with a once a month designated careers lesson provided by the Careers Advisor and EPC.

KS4

 

Year 10

 

Year 11

Focus: My future

 

  • Opportunities for work experience
  • CV writing skills
  • Access to impartial careers information, advice and guidance
  • Recognising skills and qualities for employability
  • Building on research skills
  • Careers fair
  • College visits
  • NCS visits
  • Support with applications and interviews
  • Transition programme

 

During years 10 and 11 pupils learn about further education and work opportunities that are available to them in the future during lessons and designated time with the CA and EPC.