Programme of Activities

Detailed information about the activities for each Year Group can be found by clicking on the relevant link below:

Year 7   Year 8   Year 9   Year 10   Year 11   Year 12   Year 13

 

Year Group

Activity

Date

Purpose

Gatsby Benchmarks

Year 7

  • External FE/HE/Employer events dependent on interest, availability, timings and target students

Various

To raise aspirations, improve skills and provide additional information to help inform future decisions.

1, 2, 3, 4, 7

 

 

  • Website

Various

The school website provides information on useful resources including websites on Careers and Progression Pathways including Further Education, Higher Education and Apprenticeship.

1, 2, 3, 5, 7

 

Year 8

  • External FE/HE/Employer events dependent on interest, availability, timings and target students

Various

To raise aspirations, improve skills and provide additional information to help inform future decisions.

1, 2, 3, 4, 7

 

 

  • Website

Various

The school website provides information on useful resources including websites on Careers and Progression Pathways including Further Education, Higher Education and Apprenticeship.

1, 2, 3, 5, 7

 

Year 9

  • Introduction to Option Choices

 

Spring

To introduce the students to resources/programme of events to support them with their KS4 option choices.

 

1, 2, 3

 

 

  • Buzz Quiz

 

Spring

To introduce the students to their different personality and learning styles and to link these longer term career areas.

1, 3, 5

 

 

  • Subject linked careers talks

 

Spring

To encourage students to think about the longer term options linked to each of their subjects in order that they are broadening out their longer term ideas and recognising the importance of developing key skills whatever their future plans.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

 

  • 1-1 or small group guidance sessions

Spring

1-1 or small group support with regards their specific KS4 option choices. This could be with parents, if requested.

1, 2, 3, 4, 8

 

  • Options Information Evening

 

Spring

An event for students and parents that outlines the options, explains the rationale and offers the chance for questions for the students KS4 option choices. 1-1 guidance sessions available.

1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8

 

 

  • Parents’ Evening

Spring

Additional 1-1 support offered to students and parents regarding the student’s choices and longer term aspirations.

1, 2, 3, 4, 8

 

 

  • External FE/HE/Employer events dependent on interest, availability, timings and target students

Various

To raise aspirations, improve skills and provide additional information to help inform future decisions.

1, 2, 3, 4, 7

 

 

  • Website

Various

The school website provides information on useful resources including websites on Careers and Progression Pathways including Further Education, Higher Education and Apprenticeship.

1, 2, 3, 5, 7

 

Year 10

  • Career Carousel Event

Autumn

A speed networking event where students meet a wide range of employers and learn about a diverse range of careers and where possible to breakdown stereotypes e.g. female engineers, male nurses etc.

1, 2, 3, 5, 8

 

  • Employability Skills Workshop

Autumn

A workshop to support students to understand the importance employability skills.

1, 2, 3

 

  • Speaker for Schools Talk

Autumn

To give students the chance to hear from a leading expert about their career and working life.

1, 2, 3, 5

 

  • Kudos Tool

Autumn

To introduce students to a wide range of potential jobs/job families by matching their own interests, strengths and subjects to possible areas of career interest.

1, 2, 3, 8

 

  • Oxbridge Talk

Autumn

Presentations by Oxford and Cambridge Universities on why and how to apply to Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities

1, 3, 7, 8

 

  • World of Work Event

Spring

An opportunity for student to meet employers, FE and HE providers and to learn about a variety of progression pathways.

1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8

 

  • Post-16 Options Talk

 

Summer

To introduce the students to their post-16 options.

 

1, 2, 3, 7

 

 

  • A level Taster Session

Summer

For students who know that they want to progress onto A levels this is an opportunity to try a selection of new subjects tasters.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7

 

 

  • College Taster Session

Summer

To give the students a chance to learn more about vocational courses and to experience college life and to breakdown some of the barriers to Further Education.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7

 

 

  • Post 16 Parents Information Evening

Summer

An opportunity for students and parents to learn about post 16 options including FE and Apprenticeships options

1, 3, 7, 8

 

  • 1-1 Guidance Sessions

Summer

1-1 or small group meetings regarding student’s post-16 option choices. This could be with parents, if requested. Meetings will be with an external career adviser.

1, 2, 3, 4, 8

 

 

  • Parents’ Evening

 

Summer

Additional 1-1 support offered to students and parents regarding their post-16 option choices and longer term aspirations.

1, 2, 3, 4, 8

 

 

  • Work Experience

 

Spring

An opportunity for a small number of students to spend a week on work experience, giving them chance to experience the ‘world of work’ and understand the key skills needed to succeed. It should also give the students a chance to explore some of their career options.

1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

 

 

  • Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award

Various

An opportunity to take part in the DofE, in order to, amongst other targets, further develop the students’ key skills and qualities.

1, 3, 5, 6

 

  • Website

Various

The school website provides information on useful resources including websites on Careers and Progression Pathways including Further Education, Higher Education and Apprenticeship.

1, 2, 3, 5, 7

 

Year 11

  • Post-16 Options and Introduction to  UCAS Progress Talk

Autumn

Introduction how to search and apply for Post-16 Options using UCAS Progress

1, 2, 3, 7

 

  • UCAS Progress Support

Autumn

Programme of activities to help students to complete their UCAS Progress profiles and applications

1, 3, 7, 8

 

  • Post-16 Options Resources

Autumn

Distribution of resources including open day information, prospectuses and apprenticeships opportunities via Tutors and Careers Board

1, 3, 7, 8

 

  • Introduction to Sixth Form Talk

Autumn

To provide students with information on courses available and insight into life in the sixth form

1, 3, 4, 7, 8

 

  • Further Education & Apprenticeship Talks

Autumn

To give the students a chance to learn about the full range of opportunities that are available to them after Year 11.

1,2, 3, 7

 

 

  • Sixth Form Open Evening

Autumn

A chance for students and parents to learn about the courses, extra and super curricular activities available in the Sixth Form

1, 3, 7, 8

 

  • Oxbridge Talk

Autumn

Presentations by Oxford and Cambridge Universities on why and how to apply to Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities

1, 3, 4, 7, 8

 

  • World of Work Event

Spring

An opportunity for student to meet employers, FE and HE providers and to learn about a variety of progression pathways.

1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8

 

  • Parents’ Evening

 

Spring

Additional 1-1 support offered to students and parents regarding their post-16 option choices and longer term aspirations.

1, 2, 3, 4, 8

 

 

  • Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award

Various

An opportunity to take part in the DofE, in order to, amongst other targets, further develop the students’ key skills and qualities.

1, 3, 5, 6

 

  • Website

Various

The school website provides information on useful resources including websites on Careers and Progression Pathways including Further Education, Higher Education and Apprenticeship.

1, 2, 3, 5, 7

 

 

  • GCSE Results Day

Summer

Support for students on GSCEs Results Day to ensure that all students have a secured place in education or training Post-16. 1-1 guidance support available to students and parents.

1, 3, 8

 

  • Collation and distribution of Destination Data

Summer

To monitor the destination and outcomes of students Post-16.

1, 3, 8

 

Year 12

  • ‘Push’ Workshop

Autumn

An engaging and interactive workshop to encourage students to start to explore their future options, choices and aspirations for life

1, 2, 3, 8

 

  • Buzz Quiz

 

Autumn

To introduce the students to their different personality and learning styles and to link these longer term career areas.

1, 3, 5

 

 

  • Attendance at University Search Fair

Autumn

An opportunity that gives the students the chance to speak to a wide range of HEIs and to gain an understanding of the number of other students who they will be competing against in the UCAS process.

1, 2, 3, 4, 7

 

 

  • Employability Workshop

Autumn

An engaging and interactive workshop to support students in developing key employability skills for the future

1, 2, 3, 8

 

  • Sixth Form Parents’ Evening

Autumn

Additional 1-1 support offered regarding their post-18 choices and longer term aspirations.

1, 2, 3, 4, 8

 

 

  • Introduction to Widening Participation schemes including Realising Opportunities and K+

Various

We advertise a variety of different programmes to the Year 12 students from the local universities that are designed to widen participation. They all involve attendance at university events to help them explore their options, get a better understanding of what HE involves and student finance. They also involve some academic work to help prepare the students for the independent study required in HE and, successful completion should lead to a greater consideration of their application, and, usually, a reduced offer.

1, 2, 3, 7

 

 

  • 1-1 Guidance Sessions

Various

1-1 interviews regarding their post-18 option choices. This could be with parents, if requested and includes specialist support during the summer for students deciding not to continue with their 6th Form education

1, 2, 3, 4, 8

 

 

  • Apprenticeships Talk

Autumn

A talk to the Year 12 students on Apprenticeships; what opportunities are available, how they can research them and how they can apply. This talk also includes information on applying for Degree Level Apprenticeships/ School Leaver Programmes and possible HE progression.

1, 2, 3, 5, 7

 

 

  • Employability Talk

Autumn

A talk to students about employability skills and how to develop them

1, 2, 3, 4, 8,

 

  • Oxbridge Talk

Autumn

Presentations by Oxford and Cambridge Universities on why and how to apply to Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities

1, 3, 7, 8

 

  • Attendance at Oxbridge Conference

Spring

An opportunity to help students better understand the degrees offered at Oxbridge, the differences between Oxbridge and other universities and the competitive application process.

1, 3, 7, 8

 

  • Higher Education Talk

Spring

A talk to the Year 12 students regarding university applications, covering what is important to consider, how to conduct research and what universities are looking for in their applicants. This talk also includes student finance and repayment information.

1, 2, 3, 5, 7

 

 

  • Gap Year Talk

Spring

A talk to the students outlining the costs and benefits of a gap year, and how to organise it.

1, 2, 3, 5, 7

 

 

  • Kudos Tool

Spring

To introduce students to a wide range of potential jobs/job families by matching their own interests, strengths and subjects to possible areas of career interest.

1, 2, 3, 8

 

  • World of Work Event

Spring

An opportunity for student to meet employers, FE and HE providers and to learn about a variety of progression pathways.

1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8

 

  • University Visits

Spring / Summer

To encourage students to understand the benefits of attending university open days, to explore the university cities and find out more about the universities and what they can offer, in addition to their academic degrees.

1, 2, 3, 7

 

 

  • Introduction to UCAS

Summer

To support students to register on UCAS, start researching courses and to start completing the application form. For students not interested in HE, we will encourage them to conduct research into other FE, Apprenticeship and employment options.

1, 3, 7

 

 

  • Work Experience

Summer

To give the students a chance to experience the ‘world of work’ and understand the key skills needed to succeed. It should also the students a chance to explore some of their career options.

1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

 

 

  • Summer Schools

Summer

To enable students to participate in specialist subject taster courses  and to experience learning within a HEI.

1, 3, 7

 

  • Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award

Various

An opportunity to take part in the DofE, in order to, amongst other targets, further develop the students’ key skills and qualities.

1, 3, 5, 6

 

  • Enrichment Programme

Various

To give the students an opportunity to experience a wide range of different activities in order to develop key skills and try new experiences.

1, 3, 5, 6

 

 

  • Website

Various

The Sixth Form website has information on a wide range of key websites containing information on FE & HE options; volunteering, gaps years and student finance as well as careers information including LMI.

1, 2, 3, 5, 7

Year 13

  • 1-1 Guidance Sessions

Various

1-1 interviews regarding their post-18 option choices. This could be with parents, if requested and includes support for students looking to go into Employment or Apprenticeships

1, 2, 3, 4, 8

 

 

  • Personal Statements & HE application support

Autumn

Extensive 1-1 guidance and support is offered to all of the Year 13 students in order to make a competitive application to the universities of their choice.

1, 2, 3, 7

 

  • Apprenticeships Talk

Autumn

A talk to the Year 12 students on Apprenticeships; what opportunities are available, how they can research them and how they can apply. This talk also includes information on applying for Degree Level Apprenticeships/ School Leaver Programmes and possible HE progression.

1, 2, 3, 5, 7

 

 

  • Mock Interviews

Autumn / Spring

To support the students in their preparation for interviews at university.

1, 2, 3, 7

 

 

  • World of Work Event

Spring

An opportunity for student to meet employers, FE and HE providers and to learn about a variety of progression pathways.

1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8

 

  • Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award

Various

An opportunity to take part in the DofE, in order to, amongst other targets, further develop the students’ key skills and qualities.

1, 3, 5, 6

 

  • Enrichment Programme

Various

To give students an opportunity to experience a wide range of different activities in order to develop key skills and try new experiences.

1, 3, 5, 6

 

 

  • Website

Various

The Sixth Form website has information on a wide range of key websites containing information on FE & HE options; volunteering, gaps years and student finance as well as careers information including LMI.

1, 2, 3, 5, 7

 

  • A Level Results Day

Summer

Support for students on A Level Results Day to ensure that all students have a secured place in education, training or employment. 1-1 guidance support available to students and parents.

1, 3, 4, 8

 

  • Collation and distribution of Destination Data

Summer

To monitor the destinations and outcomes of students Post-18.

1, 3

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