Careers & Pathways
The support available to pupils when making choices for the next steps in their education is very effective.
We run a varied programme of careers education, support and guidance for all of our students. The programme fulfils the requirements of the Government Careers Strategy (Dec 2017) and resulting Statutory Guidance (Jan 2018).
Activities across all year groups of the school inform and inspire students about a wide range of career areas, and help to build essential employability skills so they can move forward in their career journey. Trips and events are organised to understand where studying particular subjects could lead in the future, and to illuminate the wide range of opportunities for further study and future employment.
As a qualified careers professional I run workshops and offer careers interviews and counselling to all students, in addition to running weekly drop in sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes.
Each month we publish a Careers One-Stop Shop which highlights up-to-the-minute opportunities for work experience, courses, events and activities as well as exclusive features such as our Teachers "Who Did THAT Job?" Quiz, and interviews with successful alumni who have diverse career stories to tell.
Read the Summer 2021 issue here:
Some of our students' recent destinations:
• Anam Achhwa, Business & Marketing, Surrey University
• Lucy Bartlett, Applied Anatomy, Bristol
• Harry Winchester, Computer Science, Bristol
• Marcus Thorpe, Bioengineering, University of Sheffield
• Jessie Morgenstern, Ancient History & Classical Archaeology, University of Warwick
• Mariana Jackson, Midwifery, University of Surrey
• Jacob Bennett, Product Design, Loughborough
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An online careers platform with lots of useful information about what and where to study along with details of the world of work and how to build employability skills.
Lots of useful information on the ‘Aged 13-16’ tab including job profiles, points to consider when choosing your subjects to study, and available options including apprenticeships.
Video stories about lots of different jobs themed in all sorts of ways. Good to get an idea of the range of jobs out there. The Career Buzz Quiz is a great way of starting to identify your career skills.
Careers website specifically designed to promote careers in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) to young people.
An apprenticeship offers a mixture of on and off the job training giving you the skills needed to get ahead in your chosen career. Apprenticeships can be a wide range of employment areas.
Further education colleges often offer Traineeships designed to provide further qualifications, confidence and work-related skills for those wishing to start an apprenticeship.
If you are thinking that after you are 18, university might be something you would consider, you can find out what A level and BTEC subjects are required to gain entry onto specific courses on the UCAS (University College Admission System) website. Look on the ‘undergraduate’ tab, then ‘find a course’. This will allow you to search for specific courses at specific universities and will let you know what the entry requirements are. The website http://www.ukcoursefinder.com/ is linked into the UCAS website.
A useful website showing films and providing tools to help young people understand and develop the key skills they need to go forward into work.