Student Entitlement Statements

Year 7 Careers Entitlement

  • Students are encouraged to identify personal traits, strengths and skills and develop confidence and have high expectations of themselves.
  • Students have optional access to an impartial adviser via drop-in sessions.
  • By beginning careers education early students can make better informed decisions at transition stages and are more motivated in school in order to follow a particular pathway.

 

Year 8 Careers Entitlement

  • Students build on personal strengths and begin to link skills to specific careers enabling realistic and informed decisions at transition stages.
  • Students introduced to the world of work and how it is constantly changing.
  • Students introduced to other careers software and websites available in school.
  • Students encouraged to think about what they might like to achieve after school.
  • Students have optional access to an impartial adviser via drop-in sessions and an independent adviser at parent evenings. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
  • Academic and careers progress is recorded on Student Passport.

 

Year 9 Careers Entitlement

  • Students encouraged to reassess personal strengths with a focus on transferable skills.
  • What is important in a career? Students encouraged to investigate different jobs and careers and what they mean in terms of lifestyle, budgeting and a good work/life balance and develop economic awareness.
  • Students encouraged to challenge stereotypes within the world of work and traditional job roles.
  • Students should begin to think about GCSE options in terms of career pathways and plan future within school.
  • What is a CV, what is a cover letter and why do people applying for jobs need them?
  • Students have optional access to an impartial adviser via drop-in sessions and an independent adviser at parent evenings. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
  • Academic and careers progress is recorded on Student Passport.

 

Year 10 Careers Entitlement

  • Students begin to explore 6th form options and interview techniques.
  • Economic awareness developed further and students encouraged to think about employability, which careers appeal and to identify and set themselves realistic future goals.
  • Students agree personal action plans with careers adviser for future and identify what specific action is required to achieve goals.
  • Students begin CV and cover letter writing.
  • Students each have one careers guidance interview with an independent adviser and access to an impartial adviser via drop-in sessions. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
  • Students should use careers interviews to help understand different career pathways and entry requirements and encouraged to make contingency plans should results be better/worse than expected and set personal targets for development.
  • Academic and careers progress is recorded on Student Passport.
  • Students complete work experience and record progress on Grofar Work Experience Log.

 

Year 11 Careers Entitlement

  • Students are helped with post 16 choices and encouraged to consider all their options including further study in 6th form and apprenticeships.
  • Students are encouraged to think about the kind of behaviour potential employers look for.
  • Students are encouraged to attend careers talks, fairs, college open days and taster days with employers.
  • Students are kept up to date with post 16 deadlines.
  • Students have optional access to an impartial adviser via drop-in sessions and an independent adviser at parent evenings. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
  • Academic and careers progress is recorded on Student Passport.

 

Year 12 Careers Entitlement

  • Students are given specific help with preparing UCAS/applying for apprenticeships.
  • Sessions on understanding school leaver and graduate job markets and how to look and apply for jobs.
  • Students should start to understand how world of work is changing and how it might affect individuals.
  • Students learn how to manage a career in terms of progression, budgeting and planning for the future.
  • Students are reminded of different options including higher education, jobs, gap years, apprenticeships etc.
  • Students are encouraged to attend university open days, mock interviews, careers interviews and meet potential employers to discuss future options.
  • Students have optional access to an impartial adviser via drop-in sessions and an independent adviser at parent evenings. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
  • Academic and careers progress is recorded on Student Passport.

 

Year 13 Careers Entitlement

  • Students are given specific help with preparing UCAS/applying for apprenticeships.
  • Sessions on understanding school leaver and graduate job markets and how to look and apply for jobs.
  • Students should start to understand how world of work is changing and how it might affect individuals.
  • Students learn how to manage a career in terms of progression, budgeting and planning for the future.
  • Students are reminded of different options including higher education, jobs, gap years, apprenticeships etc.
  • Students are encouraged to attend university open days, mock interviews, careers interviews and meet potential employers to discuss future options.
  • Students have optional access to an impartial adviser via drop-in sessions and an independent adviser at parent evenings. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
  • Academic and careers progress is recorded on Student Passport.