Careers & Pathways

The support available to pupils when making choices for the next steps in their education is very effective.

Ofsted 2019

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 2021).

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. 

Mrs Pearce, Careers Lead

01737 764356 extension 231

Come and find me in Room 2-12 in the Astra Building to chat about your future options!

Mrs Pearce's email (16/09/22) Essential Information for College Applications

Beyond Carrington - A Self-Help Guide

Open Events

Our Partner Colleges

East Surrey College

(Further Education College)

www.esc.ac.uk

01737 78844

Wednesday 21 September          17:30-20:00

Thursday 13 October 17:30-20:00

Saturday 12 November         10:00-14:00

Weds 22 February 17:30-19:30

Reigate College

(Sixth Form College)

www.reigate.ac.uk

01737 221118

Tuesday 4 October 18:00-20:30

Thursday 6 October 18:00-20:30

Monday 10 October 18:00-20:30

Other Options

Specialist Post 16 Providers

The Brit School

(Performing Arts, Croydon)

www.brit.croydon.sch.uk

020 8665 5242

Thursday 29 September

Wednesday 12 October

Book on website from 14:30 - 18:30

Merrist Wood College

(land-based studies & sport courses)

www.merristwood.ac.uk

01483 884000

Dates to be advised – check website

Plumpton College

(land based studies)

www.plumpton.ac.uk

01273 890454

Thursday 22 September 17:00 – 20:00

Crawley College

(wide range of courses including catering)

www.crawley.ac.uk

01293 442200

Thursday 13 October 16:30-19:00

Saturday 5 November 10:00-13:00

School Sixth Form (smaller, more nurturing environment)

St Bede’s School

(Redhill)

www.st-bedes.surrey.sch.uk

01737 212108

Virtual Open Event available through Sixth Form pages of school website

Royal Alexandra and Albert School

www.raa-school.co.uk

01737 649000

Virtual open morning accessed through website

Reigate Grammar School

www.reigategrammarschool.org

01737 222231

Open morning Sat 24 Sept

Sixth Form Info Evening Wed 21 Sept 18:30 – 20:30

Sixth Form Colleges (further to travel, but may have specific course you are looking for)

NESCOT College

(Ewell)

www.nescot.ac.uk

0208 3943038

Wednesday 28 Sept 16:30-19:30

Saturday 15 Oct 11:00-14:00

Wednesday 23 Nov 16:30-19:30

Brooklands College

(Weybridge)

www.brooklands.ac.uk

01932 797700

Tuesday 11 Oct 16.30 – 19.00

Coulsdon College

www.coulsdon.ac.uk

01737 551176

Saturday 8 Oct 10:00-13:00

Thursday 17 Nov 17:00-19:00

 

 

Open Events

Our Partner Colleges

East Surrey College

(Further Education College)

www.esc.ac.uk

01737 78844

Wednesday 21 September          17:30-20:00

Thursday 13 October 17:30-20:00

Saturday 12 November         10:00-14:00

Weds 22 February 17:30-19:30

Reigate College

(Sixth Form College)

www.reigate.ac.uk

01737 221118

Tuesday 4 October 18:00-20:30

Thursday 6 October 18:00-20:30

Monday 10 October 18:00-20:30

Other Options

Specialist Post 16 Providers

The Brit School

(Performing Arts, Croydon)

www.brit.croydon.sch.uk

020 8665 5242

Thursday 29 September

Wednesday 12 October

Book on website from 14:30 - 18:30

Merrist Wood College

(land-based studies & sport courses)

www.merristwood.ac.uk

01483 884000

Dates to be advised – check website

Plumpton College

(land based studies)

www.plumpton.ac.uk

01273 890454

Thursday 22 September 17:00 – 20:00

Crawley College

(wide range of courses including catering)

www.crawley.ac.uk

01293 442200

Thursday 13 October 16:30-19:00

Saturday 5 November 10:00-13:00

School Sixth Form (smaller, more nurturing environment)

St Bede’s School

(Redhill)

www.st-bedes.surrey.sch.uk

01737 212108

Virtual Open Event available through Sixth Form pages of school website

Royal Alexandra and Albert School

www.raa-school.co.uk

01737 649000

Virtual open morning accessed through website

Reigate Grammar School

www.reigategrammarschool.org

01737 222231

Open morning Sat 24 Sept

Sixth Form Info Evening Wed 21 Sept 18:30 – 20:30

Sixth Form Colleges (further to travel, but may have specific course you are looking for)

NESCOT College

(Ewell)

www.nescot.ac.uk

0208 3943038

Wednesday 28 Sept 16:30-19:30

Saturday 15 Oct 11:00-14:00

Wednesday 23 Nov 16:30-19:30

Brooklands College

(Weybridge)

www.brooklands.ac.uk

01932 797700

Tuesday 11 Oct 16.30 – 19.00

Coulsdon College

www.coulsdon.ac.uk

01737 551176

Saturday 8 Oct 10:00-13:00

Thursday 17 Nov 17:00-19:00

 

Watch my interview below with Tom Simmons who left the Warwick School in 2020 and is now absolutely thriving doing a Customer Service Apprenticeship with Jewson's Builders Merchant in Redhill.

Training Provider Access

At Carrington School, all students have the opportunity to explore what it is like to learn at the full range of learning providers, including colleges, universities, apprenticeship and training providers. We ensure that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access all students for the purpose of informing about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships.  If you are a training provider and wish to have access to students at Carrington School, please read the following:

Application for Provider Access
 Understanding Future Opportunities

To help our students understand what opportunities lie ahead when their time at school and Sixth Form College is over, we offer some interesting events during Key Stage 3 and 4.

Recently a group of our Year 8 students enjoyed visiting the University of Surrey in Guildford, with Mrs Pearce, taking part in the Exploring Higher Education Programme.

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

Links

NCS Summer Programme 2022

Parent Information Pack for the Summer 2022 Programme

Start Profile

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.

National Careers Service

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.

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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 in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

There are a growing number of job opportunities in these career areas.  Visit these virtual careers fair to inspire you about the career areas available.

Apprenticeships

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.

University choices - UCAS

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.

Which? University also provides free university advice to help students find the right degree course and university for them

Barclays Life Skills

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.

Careers Programmes

Year Group Careers Programme and Activities
All Years
  • All year round: Careers Drop in Sessions in the Careers Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes
  • Classroom learning, employer talks and trips to link curriculum to careers
  • Widening Participation & Outreach events at the University of Surrey
  • Information available on careers noticeboard
  • Information & guidance available under the careers section of the school website
  • PD lessons and Year group Assemblies – self-development, exploration, career management and learning about the world of work
  • Activities in National Careers Week, National Science Week, and Apprenticeships Week
Year 9
  • Group work sessions with Tutor Groups on Subject Option Decision Making
  • Year 9 Careers Week – employer careers talks from a wide variety of careers areas including STEM employers
  • Options information booklets
  • Options Subject Videos
  • Options information evenings
  • 121 Careers Guidance interviews by appointment
Year 10
  • Trip to local Careers Fair at The Harlequin
  • PD session on value of employability skills, volunteering, community spirit and social action
  • Presentation on Apprenticeships
  • Group work sessions with Tutor Groups on Post-16 Decision Making
  • 121 Careers Guidance interviews
  • Taster Days at Reigate College & East Surrey College
  • PD session on Higher Education
Year 11
  • 121 Careers Guidance interviews by appointment
  • Presentations by local colleges on college applications
  • College Open Days/evenings
  • Year 11 Mock Interview event
  • Year 11 CV Writing and Interview Skills in PD
  • Workshop on Apprenticeship applications
  • NCS The Challenge presentation about summer programmes post GCSE