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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. They spend time working on their UCAS Personal Statement, and learn how to conduct themselves at an interview and how to construct a CV. College taster days provided students the opportunity to visit institutions and are strongly encouraged.

Year 11 students are able to meet local colleges to understand the various study pathways available to them. Student attend a Careers Fair where they have the opportunity to talk to local employers. This allows students to begin to see the possibilities in the local community well in advance of making their Post 16 choices. Students have the opportunity within PSHE to research their chosen career

1:1 Careers Guidance meetings: Year 10 & 11 students can arrange a careers interview to ensure they have a clear plan for Post 16, which ensures students are supported as they move onto the next stage of their education.