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Careers

Promoting a career development culture is an essential part of the mission and ethos of our school. We aim to support the aspirations of all our learners and to ensure that they gain the understanding, skills and experience they need to make progress and succeed in learning and work. We believe that effective careers education and guidance not only contributes to the well-being of individuals but also to the wellbeing of their families, the communities to which they belong, wider society, businesses and the economy.

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

All Y10, Y11 & Y13 students have access to one-to-one advice from an independent careers advisor. They are available every week for pre-arranged appointments as well as for a drop-in session during lunchtime in the Careers office located in the Library. Students can book an appointment with Mrs Newton.

Post 16 Options

With the raising of the participation age (RPA) you will need to stay in some form of learning until you are 18.

Here are 3 main pathways to choose from:

  • Start an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • Full-time education in a school, sixth form college or college doing academic qualifications (e.g. A Levels) or vocational qualifications (e.g. BTEC, OCR Cambridge Awards)
  • Work or volunteer (for 20 hours or more a week) while in part-time education or training