Careers

Students at Kingsley School can expect a wide variety of activities to enhance their Careers and Work Related Education. There are monthly careers talks and careers drop-in, appointments with our Careers Adviser, CV workshops, careers fairs and many other activities. Careers education starts in Year 7, and continues until students leave us in Year 13.

KIngsley measures and accesses its careers programme against the Gatsby Benchmarks. The impact is measured through student and parent feedback.

Years 7-9

Careers education for Years 7-9 is mainly delivered through the PSHE curriculum.

In Year 7 students will be introduced to the world of employment through topics such as assessing their personal strengths, careers, raising aspirations, leadership, and understanding behaviour at work.

In Year 8 there is an exciting competition about working in the NHS with a focus on equality of opportunity - the theme is careers in the NHS and life choices. Students are exposed to job descriptions, adverts and create their own application for the job for which they feel they are best suited. There is an analysis of the skills needed for the job. Students also learn strengths and behaviours required in the workplace.

In Year 9 students will understand career sectors and be exposed to labour market information. They will explore career pathways and important themes such as equality at work.

All students receive access to our extensive Careers-Industry Talks Programme, and career assemblies. Careers information is embedded in all subjects' schemes of work. All students attend the Careers Fair with external companies available for meaningful interaction. Labour market information is shared regularly.

Years 10-11

Careers education in Year 10 is mainly through PSHE with specific employability modules. In Year 10 they will learn how to write a CV, how to apply for a job with confidence and will also have an opportunity to learn interview skills.

In Year 11 the careers modules continue to be embedded in PSHE and in this year the focus is on self- efficacy, future opportunities, personal leadership and readiness for work.

In addition, all Year 10 and 11 students receive a one-to-one careers guidance interview with our external careers consultant and all students attend the Careers Fair with external companies available for meaningful interaction. All students in Year 10 and Year 11 have access to our extensive Careers-Industry Talks Programme, and career assemblies. Careers information is embedded in all subjects' schemes of work and labour market information is shared regularly.

Years 12-13

In Year 12 and Year 13 careers guidance has a focus on Post 18 progression. Students attend the UCAS fair in addition to the Gordon's School Careers Fair. There are speakers educating students on apprenticeships, university pathways and employment. All students in Year 12 and Year 13 have access to our extensive Careers-Industry Talks Programme, and career assemblies. Careers information is embedded in all subjects' schemes of work and labour market information is shared regularly.

University Preparation

A team of specialist advisers ensure that all Sixth Form students receive expert guidance in all matters of the application process from choosing courses and universities to writing the personal statement.

In the Lower Sixth, pupils undergo a full UCAS induction programme and have the opportunity to attend the annual University Fair held at Exeter University. Specific days at the end of the Lower Sixth are dedicated to UCAS preparation and university visits.

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