Careers Programme

Year Group Stage Focus
Years 7 & 8 Experience & Knowledge

Curriculum
Year 7 Careers Day

Pastoral
Year 7 ‘Jobs and Careers’ Drop Down Day

UniGo

Experience & Choice

Curriculum
Subject Options linked to specific careers

Pastoral
Options Evening

Opportunities out of school and a variety of external visitors into school to ‘broaden horizons’, increase interactions with employment, FE and HE providers and develop students own expectations of themselves.  Students develop awareness of individual skill strengths and career preferences through drop-down days, information on careers related to subject areas and options lessons – some use of the ‘are you ready’ tracker in Y7 and Y8 around developing enterprise skills.

Developing an understanding of KS4 options and impact on career choice.

Year 9 Empowerment

Curriculum
Subject related careers lessons

Pastoral
Visits
Enterprise
Higher Education

Personalised development including:

Employer-led and higher education led mentoring projects.  Subject/interest specific opportunities both out of school and curriculum-based linked to clear identification of student interests

Year 10 Education & Information

Curriculum
Post:16 Taster Day

Pastoral
Business
Work Experience
Parental Involvement

Specific information around:

  • Qualification levels
  • Career pathways
  • Subject related job families and routes into careers i.e. apprenticeships
  • Local labour market information and job opportunities
  • Funding and financial support
  • Employer engagement and experience of the workplace and volunteering.

All delivered through a Y10 post-16 day (June) and parental information sessions.

Giving students the opportunity to experience the workplace and build up skills and experience through encouraging voluntary work experience.

Year 11 Individualisation

Curriculum
Year 11 Drop Down Day

Pastoral
Visits
External Provider Input
Parental Involvement

Impartial personalised individual advice and guidance.

Further development of employability skills and knowledge of opportunities.

Active support for all student post-16 applications and subsequent securing of offers from college and sixth forms.

Informed and successful post-16 transition and engagement.