As with years 7, 8 and 9 students, the statutory requirements for Careers Education is fulfilled during the weekly PSHE lessons under the direction of the CEIAG team in collaboration with the Key Stage 9-10 team.
The Careers Adviser is present at parents' evenings to meet any parents who might wish to receive help, guidance and advice for their child.
Priority Careers Interviews
During the summer term, the Careers Adviser consults with the SENCO and Key Stage 9-10 team to compile a list of those year 10 students who, through special educational needs, ability, attitude, behaviour or attendance, are deemed to be at greatest risk of falling out of the education and training system.
Students who are identified are given their first priority careers interviews during the second part of the summer term.
Visitors from/to Local Colleges and Universities
During the autumn term, representatives from the local further education colleges, training providers and Universities are invited into college to speak to the students during the weekly tutor period.
As a school we also offer visits and internal workshops in collaboration with our partner Universities:
- University of West London
- Oxford University
- Brunel University
- Cambridge University
- Bucks University
- Middlesex University
The Careers Advisor uses a PSHE lesson and tutor time to introduce option choices at 14 and link these choices with possible future progression and employment post 16.
An assembly is also held by the CEIAG team in collaboration with the Key Stage 9-10 team who are responsible for delivering IAG with regards to Option Choices. In addition, form tutors continue the work on choices as necessary during the weekly tutor period.
At options evening details of all courses on offer will be available at the options fair and there will be a presentation about the curriculum and the issues that students should consider when making their decisions.
We strongly advise that students and parents or carers should attend this evening so that they are fully informed about the transfer to Key Stage 4.