CEIAG

CEIAG Programme of Study

Year 7

  • The main focus for year 7 is personal development and employability.
  • Through Skills audit completion students will be able to identify their own strengths, interests, skills and qualities. They will use the IAG days and Spring Term tutorial sessions to explore different types of businesses, local labour market information and laws related to young people and employment.
  • During the IAG day they will register with ‘Start Profile’ and begin to explore different careers and choices. All students will display their career aspiration on their exercise books, allowing all staff to be able to provide advice, guidance and activities related to their career choice. All students will be provided with opportunities to use Start Profile, an online resource available to support with career exploration and identification of their own strengths, skills and qualities.  A range of purposeful activities delivered during form time, supported by Start.
  • Throughout the academic year opportunities for careers education and guidance will be made available. This will involve various visiting speakers, workshops and themed subject days. In school career champions will provide subject specific guidance.

Year 8

  • The main focus for year 8 is personal development and employability.
  • Through Skills audit completion students will be able to identify their own strengths, interests, skills and qualities. They will use the IAG days and Spring Term tutorial sessions to explore different types of businesses, local labour market information and laws related to young people and employment. They will learn about different career pathways, and use these to make choices at the end of year 8 in readiness for selecting their GCSE options.
  • During the IAG day they will register with ‘Start Profile’ and begin to explore different careers and choices. All students will display their career aspiration on their exercise books, allowing all staff to be able to provide advice, guidance and activities related to their career choice.
  • Throughout the academic year opportunities for careers education and guidance will be made available. This will involve various visiting speakers, workshops and themed subject days. In school career champions will provide subject specific guidance.
  • All students will take part in a 1:1 interview with our Careers Advisor.
  • Specific, detailed subject taster sessions will provide guidance towards the options process and future pathways will be promoted through careers fair. The Guess my Career Event will enable students to address misconceptions around stereotypes, provide opportunity for employer encounters and learn about what it takes to be successful in the workplace.
  • Selected students will be involved in a World of Work and Employability programme – delivered by DWP. This is a three week programme in the spring term.

Year 9

  • Personal development and Employability for year 9 will focus predominantly on developing their personal skills, qualities and strengths, reflecting on their career aspirations and GCSE choices. Students will use Spring term tutorial sessions to explore time management, self-organisation and teamwork skills.
  • Students will experience meaningful encounters with further and higher education institutions, attend the Skills and Apprenticeship Show and continue to explore their future career and pathways.
  • Students will use UNIFROG as a tool to explore their choices and to record their activities, competencies and interactions with career providers and employability skills.
  • Selected students will be involved in a World of Work and Employability programme – delivered by DWP. This is a three week programme in the spring term.
  • All students will take part in a 1:1 interview with our Careers Advisor.

Year 10

  • Year 10 will focus predominantly on the world of work. All students will undertake various activities regarding Work experience preparation and complete their work experience in May 2019.
  • All students will be involved mock interviews with employers. During their work experience, students will learn about confidentiality in the workplace, rights and responsibilities at work and recording of their experiences in a log.
  • Through involvement in workshops with visiting speakers, and targeted group visits students will continue to clarify their aspirations and career pathways. Students will use UNIFROG as a tool to explore their choices and to record their activities, competencies and interactions with career providers and employability skills.
  • Students will be provided with an opportunity to attend the ‘What Career Live? What University Live?’ event at the NEC.
  • Students continue use UNIFROG as a tool to explore their choices and to record their activities, competencies and interactions with career providers and employability skills.
  • All students will take part in a 1:1 interview with our Careers Advisor.
  • Selected students will be involved in a World of Work and Employability programme – delivered by DWP. This is a three week programme in the spring term.
  • During the summer term focus on post-16 choices will take place.

Year 11

  • Year 11 will focus predominantly on next steps and providing students and their parents/carers with the appropriate guidance and information to make informed choices regarding their post-16 studies.
  • A Careers fair involving employers, FE and HE providers will be part of the parent events allowing further education on career pathways and post-16 choices. 1:1 interviews with a member of SLT is in place to support, guide and advice on post-16 choices, as well as subject specific taster events for the Amethyst Sixth Form.
  • All students will take part in a 1:1 interview with our Careers Advisor.

Year 12

  • Year 12 will focus predominantly on next steps and providing students and their parents/carers with the appropriate guidance and information to make informed choices regarding their post-18 studies. They will have numerous opportunities to develop their skills and personal profile ahead of the Post-18 choices launch in the Spring Term.
  • A bespoke Higher Aspiration programme has been written to support all students through workshops, tutorials and visits. The programme is designed to support all students to explore and confirm their post-18 choices.
  • All students will benefit from a personalised planned programme of activities to help them make the right post-18 choices, and to develop the personal resources and readiness that will enable them to be successful applicants.
  • All students are supported in gaining the necessary information, support, opportunities and guidance to strengthen their application in their chosen route and career pathway. Specific programmes have been developed for our Oxbridge applicants and medicine applicants.
  • The programme makes use of the range of tools available in UNIFROG and OSCAR.
  • All students in the Sixth Form will be provided with opportunities to interact with employers and HE/FE institutions. Sessions on goal mapping, exam busters and resilience will be delivered by Positively Mad.
  • All students will take part in a 1:1 interview with our Careers Advisor.

Year 13

  • For year 13 the Autumn Term will focus on completion of UCAS. Individual support, guidance, personal statement checking will take place ensuring all students have applied to the appropriate courses and
  • During the spring term they will focus on preparing for their post-18 steps; student finance talks, budgeting and cooking workshops. Students will also be supported through a form time programme focusing on getting ready for university/world of work. Modules related to budgeting, staying safe, mental health and student life have been written providing advice and guidance.
  • All students in the Sixth Form will be provided with opportunities to interact with employers and HE/FE institutions.

 

Careers Champions

  • Subject specific career leaders and ambassadors have been identified across the school in different curriculum areas. Each career champion will prepare and implement subject specific activities across the academic year for all year groups.
  • The careers champions plan and develop careers in the curriculum lesson episodes to highlight the transferrable skills and knowledge that can be used within a wide range of careers, as well as promoting career pathways through their subject.
  • Each curriculum area will deliver an assembly to highlight the wide range of careers that are associated with the subject area, giving students a varied and thorough insight into where their future could lead them. Career champions will also plan, source and implement a careers in the curriculum event. This could be an inspirations guest speaker, mentoring, STEM days and/or workshop.