Careers Curriculum Programme

The CEIAG programme is designed to meet the needs of students at different stages of their learning journey through school and college. It is differentiated to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development. Consideration for SEN learners is taken into account and activities are differentiated to ensure an inclusive approach and equality of access.

Key Stage 3 provision:

Years 7 and 8 have one lesson per fortnight of pre-vocational ‘enterprise’ education.

Year 8 students have a series of drop down events for the GCSE Options process.

Opportunity for all students to request a 1:1 interview with an external Careers Adviser.

Guaranteed offer of a 1:1 interview with an external Careers Adviser for identified, targeted students (SEN, Pupil Premium, EAL.)

By the end of Key Stage 3 all students will have:

A better understanding of the full range of 14-19 opportunities for progression.

A better understanding of their strengths and areas for development, and support to evaluate how these might inform future choices in learning and work.

An understanding of some of the qualities, attitudes and skills needed for employability.

Used online careers resources to research information about opportunities and apply their findings to help to make informed choices for Key Stage 4 Options.

Received appropriate advice and guidance on Key Stage 4 options, and prepared an individual learning plan that sets broad learning goals for the 14-19 phase.

Key Stage 4 provision:

Careers Education programme delivered via drop down days – 1 in Y10 summer term; 1 in Y11 autumn term.

Careers education activities embedded in the core curriculum – e.g. science careers speed-dating.

Tutor time activities on decision making, apprenticeships, employment skills, salary expectations etc.

Opportunity for all students to request a 1:1 interview with an external Careers Adviser.

Guaranteed offer of a 1:1 interview with an external Careers Adviser for identified, targeted students (SEN, Pupil Premium, EAL.)

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

Enhanced their self-knowledge, career management and employability skills.

Used online resources and other sources to investigate and explore future choices and progression routes.

Been given direct access to employers, colleges, training providers and universities.

Been given guidance to help identify a range of post-16 options and support networks that they can use to plan and negotiate their career pathways.

Been provided with the resources to complete the post-16 application procedures, including CVs, personal statements, and preparation for interview.

Been offered a 1:1 careers interview with an external Careers Adviser during either KS3/4.

Key Stage 5 provision:

Year 12 two week-long work experience placements – arranged by students.

Year 13 one week-long work experience placement – arranged by students.

Assemblies on work experience and other topics.

Year 12 input on the Unifrog programme.

Y12 visit to UCAS Convention at the University of Bedfordshire (summer term.)

Early entry (Medicine/Dentistry/Veterinary/Oxbridge) support programme.

Opportunity for all students to request a 1:1 interview with an external Careers Adviser.

Guaranteed offer of a 1:1 interview with an external Careers Adviser for identified, targeted students (SEN, Pupil Premium, EAL.)

By the end of Stage 5 all students will have:

Enhanced their self-knowledge, career management and employability skills.

Used ICT software and other sources to investigate and explore future choices and progression routes.

Received guidance through the UCAS application procedure.

Been given direct access to employers and universities.

Been given guidance to help identify a range of Post-18 options.

Been provided with the resources to develop their CVs, personal statements, and interview preparation.