We believe that careers advice and guidance is really important for all students, both in the transition from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4, and again as they move on to Key Stage 5.
In Year 9 students are invited to a curriculum roadshow at the school to help them to make fully informed choices for Key Stage 4.
During the spring term Year 10 students complete a two week work experience placement. Where possible, students are encouraged to arrange their own placement. All students are given guidance and support in this, and where this is not possible arrangements are made on their behalf.In Year 11 students participate in mock interviews, providing preparation for college interviews.
As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Off the job, usually on a day-release basis, apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications. Anyone living in England, over 16 and not in full-time education can apply.
Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the apprentices’ ability and the industry sector.
Even though this website has a Scottish focus, the content is useful to students when researching possible career paths. Students wanting to find out more about a particular career should let their form tutor know of their interest so that the appropriate steps can be taken. Please remember that references to education are Scottish and therefore will differ from those in our school.