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Programme Summary

Years 7 & 8 students are introduced to the world of careers. They have the opportunity to start thinking about why a career is important, what types of jobs are out there and how they can be linked to hobbies and interests, and what types of skills they might need in the future.

Year 9 students look at their GSCE options through two key events – Eyes on the Prize and World of Work. They also receive information, advice and guidance from all options subject teachers and all students are given the opportunity to speak to a member of staff about their choices.

Year 10 students are introduced to the college application process and what is required of them in Year 11. Students attend the Ely Careers Fair where they have the opportunity to talk to local employers. Careers guidance meetings with our Level 6 qualified advisor begin in the Spring term. College taster days provide students the opportunity to visit colleges and sixth forms and are strongly encouraged.

Year 11 students are able to meet local colleges and sixth forms to understand the various study pathways available to them. They are given time to research their college and course options and are supported with their Personal Statements and college applications. Careers guidance meetings continue for students still in need of support and advice. They also prepare for and take part in mock interviews.