Student Entitlements

You are entitled to:

  • clear advice and information about ALL the options available, so that you understand what they involve
  • support and guidance to help you make choices and complete a career plan for the future
  • regular personal support on information on how well you are doing
  • help to decide what to do when you leave your course, including further learning, training and employment
  • a programme of careers education helping you develop skills and knowledge to make choices and the transition to work and learning
  • the opportunity to be involved in making decisions about things that affect your learning
  • an opportunity to set out an individual learning plan, and
  • an opportunity to learn about the world of work

Year 7 Careers Entitlement

  • Students are encouraged to identify personality traits, strengths and skills and develop confidence and have high expectations of themselves.
  • Students are introduced to careers resources and informed how to use them.
  • Student Passports are created and notes from careers sessions are recorded.
  • Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop-in sessions. By beginning careers education early students can make better-informed decisions at transition stages and are more motivated in school in order to follow a particular pathway.

Year 8 Careers Entitlement

  • Students build on personal strengths and begin to link skills to specific careers enabling realistic and informed decisions at transition stages.
  • Students are introduced to the world of work and how it is constantly changing.
  • Students are introduced to other careers software and websites available in school.
  • Students are encouraged to think about what they might like to achieve after school. Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop-in sessions. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and are informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
  • Careers progress is recorded on Student Passport. Students are introduced to 'employability skills' through enterprise challenges and opportunities in different subjects.

Year 9 Careers Entitlement

  • Students are encouraged to reassess personal strengths with a focus on transferable skills. What is important in a career? Students are encouraged to investigate/research different jobs and careers locally, regionally and nationally. Students explore lifestyle, budgeting and a good work/life balance whilst developing economic awareness.
  • Students are encouraged to challenge stereotypes within the world of work and traditional job roles. Students should begin to think about GCSE options in terms of career pathways and plan their future within the school. They will be made aware of places of study from the ages of 14, 16 &18 as well as other qualification routes.
  • What is a CV, what is a cover letter and why do people applying for jobs need them? Students are encouraged to use them when applying for roles of responsibility in the school.
  • Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop-in sessions. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and are informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
  • Careers progress is recorded on Student Passport.

Year 10 Careers Entitlement

  • Students begin to explore 6th form options and interview techniques including the use of social / digital career management skills.
  • Economic awareness developed further and students are encouraged to think about employability, which careers appeal and to identify and set themselves realistic future goals.
  • Students agree on personal action plans with the careers adviser for the future and identify what specific action is required to achieve goals.
  • Students begin CV and cover letter writing. Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop-in sessions. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and are informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
  • Careers progress is recorded on Student Passport.

Year 11 Careers Entitlement

  • Students are helped with post 16 choices and encouraged to consider all their options including further study in 6th form, technical education and apprenticeships as well as complete their Intended destination form. Interview techniques are further developed.
  • Students should use careers interviews to help understand different career pathways and entry requirements and are encouraged to make contingency plans should results be better/worse than expected and set personal targets for development.
  • Students are encouraged to think about the kind of behaviour potential employers look for.
  • Students are encouraged to attend careers talks, fairs, college open days and taster days with employers.
  • Students are assisted further with CV writing as well as encouraged to have a completed CV and cover letter.
  • Students are kept up to date with post 16 deadlines. Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop-in sessions. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and are informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
  • Careers progress is recorded on Student Passport.

Year 12 Careers Entitlement

  • Students are reminded of different options and the qualifications on offer through higher education, jobs, gap years, apprenticeships etc.
  • Students are given specific help with preparing UCAS/applying for apprenticeships.
  • Sessions on understanding school-leaver and graduate job markets and how to look and apply for jobs.
  • Students should start to understand how the world of work is changing and how it might affect individuals.
  • Students learn how to manage a career in terms of progression, budgeting and planning for the future. Students are encouraged to attend university open days, mock interviews, careers interviews and meet potential employers to discuss future options.
  • Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop-in sessions. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and are informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
  • Careers progress is recorded on Student Passport.

Year 13 Careers Entitlement

  • Students are reminded of different options including higher education, jobs, gap years, apprenticeships etc.
  • Students are given specific help with preparing UCAS/applying for apprenticeships.
  • Sessions on understanding school-leaver and graduate job markets and how to look and apply for jobs.
  • Students should start to understand how the world of work is changing and how it might affect individuals.
  • Students learn how to manage a career in terms of progression, budgeting and planning for the future. Students are encouraged to attend university open days, mock interviews, careers interviews and meet potential employers to discuss future options.
  • Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop-in sessions. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and are informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
  • Careers progress is recorded on Student Passport.