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KS3 KS4 & KS5 Careers Commitment

By the end of Key Stage 3,all students will have:

KS3 Careers Commitment

By the end of Key Stage 3, all students will have:

  • A better understanding that STEM subjects support entry to a broad range of careers.
  •  A better understanding of the importance of succeeding in maths and English.
  •  A better understanding of 14-19 opportunities for progression
  • A better understanding of post-16 options
  • A better understanding of their strengths and areas for development, and support to evaluate how these might inform future choices in learning and work.
  • Experienced a meaningful encounter annually from Year 7 with local employers to gain a better understanding of work, employment and skills which are valued in the workplace.
  • Used online careers resources to research information about local market information and growth industry opportunities
  • Been offered a 1:1 careers interview with independent Careers Adviser
  • Been offered 2 encounters with a provider of technical education or apprenticeships (mandatory for students to attend before 28th February in Year 9)

To achieve these outcomes all students will progress through a differentiated programme of teacher-led PSHE/Careers learning in addition to the following activities:

Y7 and 8: Group sessions and presentations which help students to start thinking about their future including what subjects and qualifications are needed for which careers.

Autumn Term: Offered Community Careers Event, Adviza:  Options at 14/16: Skills and strengths

Spring Term: Offered Innovation Centre Visit, Health Reach Session, Adviza: Green jobs,  Digital wellbeing

Summer Term: Offered Visit to a working farm, visit to a fire station, Adviza:  Options 14/16:  Teamwork/Communications Workshop 


Y9: Regular group sessions and presentations to inspire students to reach their full potential and stimulate interest in post 16 options and the world of work.

Autumn Term: Offered Community Careers Event, Offered Adviza STEM + Future Careers workshop

Spring Term: Offered Trading Standards presentations. Science Week Activities. Finances Workshop.  

Summer Term: Health Reach presentation.  Living Rainforest visit.  Distribution Centre visit

Adviza: Careers Pilot profile development session.


Y7/8 /9: Offered minimum of a visit per year to a local employer.

Individual careers appointments - available three times per year or by request to Careers Leader.

All students have access to:

Expert careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds all in one place        

Clear, accurate and impartial careers information on over 1,000 jobs and careers

For details of other websites to support careers development,

Please see iCollege Careers Useful Websites page.

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