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Woodrush High School

Woodrush High School

An Academy for Students Aged 11-18

Excellence Through Endeavour

Careers IAG

Careers
 

Careers education is an integral part of our ASPIRE programme and is planned for progression from year 7 all the way through to year 13. Students are given chance to reflect own their own skills, abilities and talents and explore how these can contribute to developing a fulfilling career plan. It is vital that students are aware of the many different options available to them at all stages of their education and beyond and so we ensure that they have access to independent advice to help them make informed decisions. Events such as our annual careers fair and mock interviews help to enrich students’ experience and prepare them for their next steps.

This is an overview of what is covered by each year group

Year Group

Knowledge and Skills Covered

7

Evaluating own Personal Learning and Thinking skills and identifying how they link to different careers.

8

Exploring careers that they might be interested in and how these fit into their aspirations for the future
Looking at the pathways process, understanding the range and types of courses that are available for them as well as the paths that they may lead post 16
Individual interview with a Progress leader regarding the most suitable pathway choices
Talking to staff about the most suitable KS4 courses

9

Exploring key employability skills and how they relate to a range of professions
Learning about the benefits and drawback of part time jobs and the law surrounding young people in employment

10

Further exploration of Careers , the local labour market, the world of work and how post 16 options link with this.
Careers Fair where they meet a variety of employers, apprenticeships, universities and colleges
Work Experience week and reflection 

11

CVs, interview techniques, applying for jobs. Post 16 Options
Research into careers and the local labour market
Mock Interviews
Individual meeting with a Progress Leader about post 16 choices

KS5

 

Visits to local universities
Talks from the National apprenticeship service
1 to 1 meeting regarding post 18 options
ASDAN certificate in Personal Effectiveness – all careers focused units UCAS workshops
Year 12 work experience week
Workshops on CVs and interviews

We are also pleased to be part of the Worcester Careers Hub and are working with them to ensure that we meet all of the Gatsby Benchmarks for Careers Education. Below you can find a copy of our Careers Strategy.