Key Stage 4

By the end of Key Stage 4, all students will have:

  • Enhanced their self-knowledge, career management and employability skills.

  • Used online resources and other sources to investigate and explore future choices and progression routes.

  • Experienced the world of work through visiting a local employer.

  • Been given direct access to employers, colleges, training providers and universities.

  • Been given guidance to help identify a range of post-16 options and support networks that they can use to plan and negotiate their career pathways.

  • Been provided with the resources to complete the post-16 application procedures, including CVs, personal statements, and preparation for interview.

  • Produced a challenging but realistic plan for their future learning and work, by relating their abilities, attributes and achievements to the goals they have set themselves.

  • Been offered a 1:1 careers interview with an external Careers Adviser during either KS3/4.

In order to achieve the above outcomes, all Year 10 students will follow a programme of careers activities as follows:

Autumn Term

  • Unifrog launch, student entitlement, overview of careers programme and opportunities to develop skills

  • Workplace visits

  • Targeted university visits              

  • Extended work placement for target students

Spring Term

  • Workplace visits

  • Targeted university visits                                             

  • Careers Insights

  • Careers Convention – employers, universities, further education and training providers all represented. Includes parent presentations.

  • National Apprenticeship Week - assembly/activities

  • National Careers Week - events / activities

  • Trip to National Apprenticeship Show

Summer Term

  • Workplace visits

  • Targeted university visits     

  • Parents Evening - careers appointments available

  • PSHE Programme - twelve-week programme in summer term

  • Year 10 'Your Future, Your Choice' day

  • Beginning of 1:1 career guidance appointments on Post-16 Options and future career goals              

  • Post-16 options talk - parents              

  • Year 10 Futures visit to Kimberley College

All Year 11 students will follow a programme of careers activities as follows:

​Autumn Term

  • Assembly - Unifrog launch, student entitlement, overview of careers programme and opportunities to develop skills

  • PSHE Programme – a seven-week programme in autumn term 1                                             

  • Assemblies - Post-16 options – visits from education providers

  • Continuation of 1:1 career guidance appointments on Post-16 Options and future career goals              

  • Targeted university visits               

  • Extended work placement for target students

  • Parents Evening - careers appointments available

  • Application support 'drop in' sessions                                                        

  • Subject tasters at Post-16 providers

  • Open Evening at Kimberley College                   ​

 

Spring Term

  • ​Apprenticeships talk and workshops

  • Application support 'drop in' sessions 

  • Careers Convention – employers, universities, further education and training providers all represented. Includes parent presentations.

  • Follow up/review of 1:1 careers guidance action plans

  • National Apprenticeships Week – Employer talk on the local labour market

  • National Careers Week - events/activities 

 

Summer Term

  • Application support 'drop in' sessions             

  • Summer Surgeries (support on GCSE results day)