5. Students

Year 7

As a Year 7 student, you will be involved with a range of Careers Education, Information, and Guidance (CEIAG) over the duration of your school year. You will have regular Form time CEIAG activities to take part in and you will also have your very own ‘Be Brilliant’ day.

Y7 ‘Be Brilliant’ day is a whole day (off timetable) where you are involved in developing your understanding of the world of work through exciting ‘Dragon’s Den’ style activities. During the day, you will learn to develop an understanding of your own skills, as well as the world of business.

You will also have full access to all our CEIAG Resources:

  • Assemblies from Aspirational Speakers, Career Connect and other external providers.
  • Careers Connect –Drop-ins (lunchtime every Wednesday).
  • Unifrog, Careers Connect Portal and other on-line websites.
  • Advice from teachers – subject and Key Stage career notice boards.
  • Careers Corner (in the library) – Prospectuses and Future Careers.

Year 8

As a Year 8 student, you will be involved with a range of Careers Education, Information, and Guidance (CEIAG) over the duration of your school year. You will have regular Form time CEIAG activities to take part in and you will also have your very own ‘Be Brilliant’ day.

Y8 ‘Be Brilliant’ day is a whole day (off timetable) where you are involved in developing your understanding of the world of work. During the day, you will experience some exciting sessions delivered by a range of employers and industry professionals.

You will also have full access to all our CEIAG Resources:

  • Assemblies from Aspirational Speakers, Career Connect and other external providers.
  • Careers Connect –Drop-ins (lunchtime every Wednesday).
  • Unifrog, Careers Connect Portal and other on-line websites.
  • Advice from teachers – subject and Key Stage career notice boards.
  • Careers Corner (in the library) – Prospectuses and Future Careers.

Year 9

As a Year 9 student, you will be involved with a range of Careers Education, Information, and Guidance (CEIAG) over the duration of your school year. You will have regular Form time CEIAG activities to take part in and you will also have your very own ‘Be Brilliant’ day.

Y9 ‘Be Brilliant’ day is divided into two half days (off timetable) where you are involved in developing your understanding of future career and education pathways. One half day will be spent visiting a local university to find out more about Higher Education. The other half day will be spent learning about apprenticeships and career pathways and how GCSE option choices can impact these decisions.

You will also have full access to all our CEIAG Resources:

  • Assemblies from Aspirational Speakers, Career Connect and other external providers.
  • Careers Connect –Drop-ins (lunchtime every Wednesday).
  • Unifrog, Careers Connect Portal and other on-line websites.
  • Advice from teachers – subject and Key Stage career notice boards.
  • Careers Corner (in the library) – Prospectuses and Future Careers.
  • Aspirations Evening (November) – a marketplace event where you can collect information from a wide range of employers, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers.

Year 10

As a Year 10 student, you will be involved with a range of Careers Education, Information, and Guidance (CEIAG) over the duration of your school year. You will have regular Form time CEIAG activities to take part in and you will also have your very own ‘Be Brilliant’ day.

Y10 ‘Be Brilliant’ day is a whole day (off timetable) where you are involved in developing your understanding of the world of work. During the day, you will take part in the national ‘Skills and Enterprise Week’ competition (delivered through Unifrog) where you will develop your own employability skills whilst gaining an insight into the world of the entrepreneur.

You will also have full access to all our CEIAG Resources:

  • Assemblies from Aspirational Speakers, Career Connect and other external providers.
  • Careers Connect –Drop-ins (lunchtime every Wednesday) and individual or group appointments.
  • Unifrog, Careers Connect Portal and other on-line websites.
  • Advice from teachers – subject and Key Stage career notice boards.
  • Careers Corner (in the library) – Prospectuses and Future Careers.
  • Aspirations Evening (November) – a marketplace event where you can collect information from a wide range of employers, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers.

 

Year 11

As a Year 11 student, you will be involved with a range of Careers Education, Information, and Guidance (CEIAG) over the duration of your school year. You will have regular Form time CEIAG activities to take part in and you will also have your very own ‘Be Brilliant’ day.

Y11 ‘Be Brilliant’ day is a whole day (off timetable) where you are involved in developing your understanding of ‘next steps’. During the day, you will participate in sessions designed to provide you with an insight into choosing and applying for Post 16 choices, as well as options available Post 18.

You will also have full access to all our CEIAG Resources:

  • Assemblies from Aspirational Speakers, Career Connect and other external providers.
  • Careers Connect –Drop-ins (lunchtime every Wednesday) and individual or group appointments.
  • Unifrog, Careers Connect Portal and other on-line websites.
  • Advice from teachers – subject and Key Stage career notice boards.
  • Careers Corner (in the library) – Prospectuses and Future Careers..
  • Aspirations Evening (November) – a marketplace event where you can collect information from a wide range of employers, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers.

Year 12/13

As a Sixth Form student, your Post 18 and career choices become even more important as your start Year 12. As such, you will receive a wide range of useful information during Form time, assemblies and Tutorials. Topics covered by internal and guest speakers include:

  • University choices and application processes
  • Higher and Degree level apprenticeships and application processes
  • Gap year and student travel
  • Student finance and budgeting

You will also take part in a two week work experience placement at the end of Year 12, in order to develop your understanding of the world of work and support your future choices.

‘Employability Days’ are also a key part of CEIAG throughout Year 12. Here, you will experience small group sessions with lots of different employers and employees in your field(s) of interest. You will also get the chance to visit a university, hear from apprenticeship providers and receive excellent support and guidance on your next steps.

Students will also be allocated a one-to-one Progression Advisor to support them through their Post 18 decisions or apprenticeship or UCAS applications and interviews.

The ‘Honours Programme’ is also in place to support our highest achievers with their Post 18 decisions around Russell Group and Oxbridge university choices. This programme includes half termly workshops focusing on researching choices, career pathways, scholarships and summer schools. Students also visit an additional Russell Group university and have the opportunity to take part in the Oxbridge national conference, and attend a residential to both universities in the summer of Year 12. Links have also been made with representatives from both universities to provide external workshops at key points of the year around applications and interviews, as well as bespoke support in collaboration with another local Sixth Form college to ensure students have a realistic interview preparation experience.

You will also have full access to all our CEIAG Resources:

  • Careers Connect –Drop-ins (lunchtime every Wednesday) and individual or group appointments.
  • Unifrog, Careers Connect Portal and other on-line websites.
  • Advice from teachers – subject and career notice boards.
  • Careers Resources (in the study area) – Prospectuses and careers publications.
  • Aspirations Evening (November) – a marketplace event where you can collect information from a wide range of employers, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers.