All students are entitled to careers education and guidance that is impartial. It is integrated into their experience of the whole curriculum, based on a partnership with students and their parents or carers. The QE programme promotes equality of opportunity and inclusion.
Our Personal development Programme, delivered for one hour for the first period of the week to the whole school contains a Careers strand within it. In these CIAG sessions within the PDP programme, students are guided through careers info and advice and Labour market Information, are guided on how to search for work experience placements, write letters of application, develop CVs and analysis of skills and qualifications associated with particular careers.
The work experience programme supports students in finding, applying for, gaining and completing placements in work in a range of industries locally and regionally.
1:1 independent careers advice interviews from a dedicated independent careers advisor are made available for all in year 10 and extra sessions are available by request and/or as part of a wider package of support for students with a specific identified needs.
We arrange visits to national careers events that allow students to talk directly to, and make initial contact with, industry representatives.
The Careers library is well-resourced with annually renewed texts, IT facilities, a full set of prospectuses covering most UK higher education institutions, all local FE colleges and many other specialised colleges. There is a wealth of information to help sixth formers to make decisions about future choices; to support year 9 with subject options and to support year 11 with post -16 choices. Individual departments also promote career choices through changing displays.
Webview User Guide
Example - CV
Year 10 Work Experience Handbook
Sixth Form Work Experience Handbook
Starter Pack Year 9-11
Using find an apprenticeship
Types of Apprenticeship
A Guide to Apprenticeships
Smart checklist for school leavers
Apprentice Support Guide
Higher and Degree apprenticeships
The Complete University Guide
thinking about uni
UCAS what to study
UCAS progress step-by-step guide
KPMG School & College Leaver programmes