Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance

Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance

All pupils in Year 10 and Year 11 follow our Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG) programme.  Taught in dedicated PSHE days, through assemblies and collapsed Year 11 mornings, CIAG serves to prepare pupils for the world of work and to explore post-16 education, training or apprenticeships.

In Year 10, all pupils take part in an Enterprise PSHE day delivered by guests from local and international businesses. This serves to foster skills of team work, resilience, reliability, resourcefulness and entrepreneurial spirit.  We value strongly how enterprise education can deliver key skills that complement and expand on the curriculum.

All pupils will undertake work experience in the summer term of Year 10.  We recognise how this experience gives pupils an insight into the world of work and equips them with valuable skills for the next stage in their education and beyond. Pupils will be allocated a placement or may seek their own placement as long as it fulfills our requirements.

In Year 11, pupils are fully prepared for post-16 education, jobs with training or apprenticeships.  Submitting successful applications, developing effective interview techniques and understanding the range of qualifications and pathways are key aspects of the course for all pupils.  We follow fully the Cambridge Area Partnership (CAP) application process to post-16 schools and colleges.  In this, we use which helps pupils to search for appropriate courses and apply; our pupils have a strong record of success in securing preferred courses and centres.

We begin our CIAG programme in Key Stage Three.  Through our PSHE programme, we ensure that pupils understand basic financial planning, personal goal setting, career opportunities and the importance of attaining at the best possible level.  In Year 9, all pupils are given an individual learning plan and engage in a rigorous options process to ensure choices at KS4 are appropriate, broad and suitable for career aspirations.  Parents are involved in our KS4 options process through an information evening, our parents’ consultation evening and one to one interviews with senior staff during the spring term.  In Years 7 and 8 CIAG is delivered through the PSHE programme, including 'The Real Game' in Year 7, and the 'What's my line?' sessions in Year 8.

Work Experience Guide 2017

WEX Evening Dec 16

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