Department Vision:

The college takes the advice it gives to students about future career and or future learning paths very seriously and this contributes the the NEET figures that the college enjoys.   Impartial careers advice and guidance is given to all students by Career Planning.   It is available to all students by self or teacher referral and a Career Planning representative is available at parents evenings. Every student within the college is seen before leaving year 11.

The school also has annual events like Enterprise Days for years 8, 9 and 10 and Employability Interviews for year 10. We also have visits to and from local employers and Universities.


Careers Education is delivered by form tutors in years 7 – 13.

The topics covered include:


Year 7:

  • What have you achieved?
  • Who can help?
  • What influences me?
  • Roles that I think are successful
  • What are you like?
  • Skills for life
  • How do you learn?
  • This is me
  • What is work?
  • Using the careers library
  • Changes in the world of work
  • How creative are you?
  • Setting targets


Year 8:

  • Your beliefs
  • Are school and work so different?
  • What do you want from work?
  • Which job goes where?
  • Being assertive?
  • Who does the job?
  • Budgeting
  • How do you make decisions?
  • Writing an action plan


Year 9:

  • Planning
  • Personal qualities and jobs
  • Skills and jobs
  • Skills for life and work
  • Tell us why it should be you
  • Learning styles
  • Being enterprising
  • Working today
  • Using reliable information
  • Qualifications
  • Choosing options
  • Enterprise Day


Year 10

  • Exploring possibilities
  • World of work: what employers want, work and lifestyle
  • World of work: quiz
  • World of work: legal limits
  • World of work: rights at work
  • Application skills
  • Interview preparation
  • Mock Interviews
  • Developing your sales pitch
  • Work experience
  • Managing your money
  • Thinking ahead after year 11
  • Enterprise Day
  • Careers fair


Year 11:

  • Year 11 planner
  • How are you doing?
  • Your skills and interests
  • What are you like?
  • Different qualifications and their equivalents
  • The changing job market
  • Personal learning and thinking styles
  • Money matters
  • Choices now, choices later
  • Making applications, useful information
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Where have you got so far?


Post 16

  • Introducing me
  • What’s important at home? What’s  important at work?
  • Online consequences, online opportunities
  • Political lives / so what are you going to do next?
  • How much do you know about apprenticeships?
  • Higher education; to go to university or not?
  • Researching higher education
  • Remote study options
  • Studying / working abroad
  • Lifelong learning
  • Volunteering
  • Opportunities / apply online
  • Where do I go from here?



Department Staff:

  • Mr A. Daniels

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