Careers

Careers education, information, advice, and guidance (CEIAG) programmes make a major contribution in preparing our students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that life demands.

 

A planned progressive programme of activities across all years in Wye School supports students in choosing 14 – 19 pathways that suit their interests and abilities and help them to follow a career path and sustain employability throughout their working lives.  

Wye School's Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy has the following aims:

  • to contribute to strategies for raising achievement, especially by increasing motivation; 
  • to support inclusion, challenge stereotyping and promote equality of opportunity;
  • to encourage participation in continued learning including higher education and further education;
  • to develop enterprise and employment skills;
  • to reduce drop out from and course switching in education and training;
  • to contribute to the economic prosperity of individuals and communities;
  • to meet the needs of all our students through appropriate differentiation;
  • to focus students on their future aspirations;
  • to involve parents and carers;
  • to involve external providers in exposing our students to the many opportunities available for them locally and nationally.

Outline of Careers Education Provision

For more information regarding our provision for careers education, please see below.

 

Autumn 

Spring 

Summer 

Year 7 

Careers sessions in tutor time  

PSHE Unit on Living in the Wider World  

Careers introduction assembly 

STEM Event 

Careers sessions in tutor time  

PSHE Unit on Living in the Wider World 

University Engagement – Interaction with current students  

Careers sessions in tutor time  

PSHE Unit on Living in the Wider World  

Teachers and their past careers – Assembly Week 

 

Year 8 

Careers sessions in tutor time  

PSHE Unit on Living in the Wider World  Careers introduction assembly 

STEM Event 

 

Careers sessions in tutor time  

PSHE Unit on Living in the Wider World  

University Engagement – Interaction with current students 

University Visit (Selected Students) 

 

Careers sessions in tutor time  

PSHE Unit on Living in the Wider World 

Teachers and their past careers – Assembly Week 

 

Year 9 

Careers sessions in tutor time  

PSHE Unit on Living in the Wider World  

Careers introduction assembly 

Careers sessions in tutor time

PSHE Unit on Living in the Wider World

Options Evening- Careers Advisor available for advice and guidance

Careers sessions in tutor time  

PSHE Unit on Living in the Wider World 

Teachers and their past careers – Assembly Week  

Year 10 

Careers sessions in tutor time  

Careers introduction assembly 

Open Doors – Visits to local businesses for selected students. 

30:30 event with local business persons 

Careers sessions in tutor time  

University visit (Selected students) 

Preparation for work experience assembly 

30:30 event with local business persons 

Employer engagement assemblies 

Careers sessions in tutor time  

Teachers and their past careers – Assembly Week 

Work experience opportunity during Enrichment Week 

Year 11 

Careers sessions in tutor time  

Careers introduction assembly 

Group careers interviews 

1:1 careers interviews 

UCAS progression application support 

Post 16 Open Evenings/Days 

 

Careers sessions in tutor time   

Sixth Form Open Evening attended by CXK 

University Visit (Selected Students) 

Careers sessions in tutor time   

Post 16 Taster Days 

 

Year 12 

1:1 careers interviews  

Careers assembly by CXK 

PSHE Unit on Post 18 Study 

University Visits/Open Days 

 

1:1 careers interviews 

HE/FE Interaction 

 

Work experience placements (selected students – extra curricular) 

Work experience opportunity during Enrichment Week 

 

Year 13 

1:1 support interviews 

UCAS application support 

University Visits/Open days 

HE/FE Interaction  

 

 

 

Measurement of Careers Education Impact

The impact of the school’s Careers Education programme can be measured through the quality of student destinations at both sixteen and eighteen.

Careers Education is reviewed on a termly basis by the SLT to ensure that it is enhancing the students experience and improving the overall quality of destinations. The careers lead keeps up to date individualised records of each students’ engagement with the Careers Education programme.

Destinations

Last year, 94 students completed their Year 11 studies with us, of which;

  • 99% are now in education or training
  • 28% continued their studies at Wye School to study three A-Levels.
  • 18% continued to a sixth form other than Wye School to study A-Level subjects.
  • Other students have entered either employment and/or training or are attending other further education providers.

 

Our Careers Leader is Ms Katherine Davis, Assistant Principal.

Katherine.davis@wyeschool.org.uk

01233 811110

Our Independent Careers Advice and Guidance is provided by Mr Chris Targett, Senior Careers Advisor, CXK.

We aim to meet the requirements of the statutory guidance for schools on careers guidance and access for education and training providers, or guidance for further education colleges and sixth-form colleges on careers guidance

 

Medicspot runs an annual grant awarding £500 to students, helping them get off to the best possible start as nurses, doctors, pharmacists, and other healthcare workers.

The Medicspot Innovation Grant awards £500 to Wye School students going on to study a degree or equivalent related to health, medicine, nursing, or life sciences. Applications must be submitted online by 31 March each year. For more information and to apply: www.medicspot.co.uk/grant

We hope this grant will help Wye School students when it comes to making the decision to study a degree related to health, medicine, nursing, or life sciences.

 

Skillsometer

Skillsometer can help you  discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji shows how you feel about each statement. You will then be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing. For each job, you will be presented with some headline UK data.

Careerometer

Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers. It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation. Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

Post-16 Options

Read CXK’s blog, A Parent/Carer Guide to Post-16 Options, for how to support your child with post-16 choices https://www.cxk.org/blog/a-parent-carers-guide-to-post-16-options/


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