Careers Programme

A breakdown of the students’ entitlement for Careers and Work Related Learning at each key stage as follows:

Student Entitlement

By the end of Key Stage 3, students will:

  • know how to use the careers library. As part the library induction in Y7, all students are shown the careers section of the library.
  • have found out more about themselves, including their skills and talents, personal qualities, and possibilities for change through Empowerment Days and the broader curriculum.
  • know how to make decisions, such as choosing GCSE/BTEC options.
  • have learned about equal opportunities.
  • have had careers interviews with an independent careers advisor.
  • have visited 3 red brick universities, once each year.
  • have used U-Explore to find out more about the types of work they are suited to and interested in
  • have discovered more about the world of work and the choices they have to make
  • have started the process of action planning


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

  • used computer resources such as U-Explore to continue to find out more about the types of work in which they are interested.
  • Year 11 students will have dedicated sessions when they are introduced to Unifrog and given their login details so that they could explore their future career paths and make informed decision about their post 16 pathways.
  • received more information about their post-16 options.
  • developed an action plan.
  • had a guidance interview with the independent careers advisor.
  • had information about local colleges.
  • had the opportunity to speak to employers and training providers about their prospects for the future.

By the end of KS5 all students will have:

  • extended their self-knowledge, career exploration, career management, key and other employability skills.
  • developed their career capital (e.g. with work experience, voluntary work).
  • devised a set of personal criteria to help them identify appropriate routes to their goals.
  • researched, evaluated, obtained guidance on, chosen and applied for an appropriate opportunity and, if necessary, financial support.
  • made a back-up plan in case things go better or worse than expected.

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