The careers programme in Key Stage 4 is designed to:
- encourage students to take responsibility for their own plans
- make students better informed about post-16 choices, and
- help them make post-16 decisions and carry them through
- make students work ready through the Work Experience Programme and
- Volunteers in the Community Programme.
Outcomes: Raises aspirations
Raises achievement, especially for socially disadvantaged children
Engages learners and reduces NEET numbers
Year 9 – Open Evening, visits to Careers Fairs, career related learning activities.
Year 10 – Work Experience, Writing CVs, letters of Application, Volunteers in the Community Programme and other work related learning activities.
Year 11 –
Our objective is to provide an impartial and independent careers education and information programme to all students, enabling them to make informed decisions about their future. Exeter College, Bicton College, Torquay Girls Grammar, The Maynard, the Army and Clyst Vale Community College make presentations to students about post 16 options.
Emily Skinner from Exeter College is now available in school on Wednesdays from 8.30am to 2.15pm from September to February and is happy to see parents and pupils. Appointments can be made by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning Ms Theresa Falconer, Head of Careers, on 01392 204764
The School Liaison Officer, from Bicton College will be available in school to talk to any student who is interested in Agriculture, Animal Care, Vehicle, Plant Engineering, Equine Studies, Outdoor Adventure, Public Services, Environmental Sustainability and the Military Academy – please see Ms Falconer for an appointment.
Please use the links page to look at all the options available for you or your son/daughter and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Head of Careers
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential, helpful and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.
The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) has end to end responsibility for Apprenticeships in England.The NAS has been designed to increase the number of Apprenticeship opportunities and provide a dedicated, responsive service for both employers and learners. We are simplifying the process of recruiting an Apprentice through Apprenticeship vacancies, an online web-based matching service.
Women in Science, Engineering and Construction (WISE) -The WISE campaign collaborates with a range of partners in encouraging UK girls of school age to value and pursue STEM or construction related courses in school or college, and move on into related careers.
Energy & Utility Skills – EU skills is the sector skills council for the Utilities industry.
NHS Careers – A Midwife, Adult Nurse, Speech and Language Therapist.
Exeter Mathematics School, a new specialist maths sixth form opening in Exeter in September 2014.