Careers and Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)

All students receive careers education and guidance, delivered through tutorial and tailored sessions from year 7–13.

During KS3, students develop skills to find out about their personal qualities, develop enterprise skills through The National Tenner Campaign, and learn about careers that might interest them through directed assemblies, visits from businesses, and through using various careers advice software.

Careers Advice and Guidance is also offered in year 8 during the options process, with support from a Careers Southwest personal advisor and our Careers Coordinator.

During KS4, students develop their personal record of achievement, including work on C.V.s, pathways at 16, assemblies and visits to employers and Higher Education establishments. Additional to this we hold weekly careers workshops within our learning café providing not only a drop in service for students but a variety of facts and information from external providers. All students in year 10 take part in a week of Work Experience during July, with placements provided by a variety of local employers.

In year 11, students have the opportunity to participate in the Aimhigher Summer Schools programme, spending a week in a choice of universities throughout the country to experience Higher Education courses, and life as an undergraduate. All students will receive an interview with a Careers Southwest advisor to assist them in deciding on their next steps, such as courses, and future careers.

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