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We have a team of Careers teachers and a dedicated well-equipped Careers library, which allows us to deliver Careers and Guidance education to each year group. Our onsite careers staff utilise a network of employers, former pupils and university contacts to provide bespoke advice. Tailored to individual pupil developing aspirations, our careers guidance may evolve over time.
Life Skills sessions are run in conjunction with career guidance and cover topics such as ‘Getting to Know Yourself’ and ‘Starting Your Personal Careers Journey’. ‘‘Kudos’ – an online careers-matching and research programme and ‘cv-plus’ encourages pupils to start creating their own digital CV.
In Year 9, our introductory module encourages pupils to start thinking about where their futures may lie, to ensure they make the right choices for GCSEs.
The focus for Year 10 is on employability skills.
During Year 11 and International Students Development Year, our Careers Manager carries out one-to-one career interviews with pupils based on their careers-focused aptitude reports. Life Skills lessons focus on job application and interview technique leading to our Mock Interview day where pupils are interviewed by local business leaders.
The career teachers mentor every pupil individually in Year 12 to get a true insight into their onwards plan. A programme of lectures, guest speakers and visits to university open days ensure Year 12 pupils gain a comprehensive understanding of Higher Education. In conjunction with this, pupils undertake:
Excellent advice and support are given to pupils regarding future careers through the Careers Department, the Life Skills (personal, social, health and economic education) Programme and the tutorial system.