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

 

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

  • Workplace visits

  • Targeted university visits

  • Extended work placement for target students

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

 

Spring Term

 

  • Workplace visits

  • Targeted university visits

  • Careers lectures series – delivered throughout Spring term

  • 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 reminder, 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

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

 

Spring Term

 

  • Apprenticeship Academy

  • Application support 'drop in' sessions

  • 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)