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Secondary school and college careers education

All students have the chance to follow a careers-based programme during their secondary school education.

What careers education will my child receive at school? 

Exact topics and activities will vary between schools, however the guide below gives a general outline:

Key stage 3 (years 7 - 9, aged 11 - 14 years)

  • developing self awareness
  • personal qualities, aptitudes and skills
  • decision making skills
  • the changing world of work
  • post-14 options
  • preparation for transition to key stage 4
  • ICT computer software programmes including Kudos and Streets Ahead
  • Enterprise Game and Real Game

Key stage 4 (years 10 - 11, aged 14 - 16 years)

  • preparation for Trident work experience placements
  • decision making
  • action planning and goal setting
  • stereotyping
  • employment trends and local market information
  • Odyssey, Kudos and Careerscape multi-media computer packages to help young people understand their occupational interests and provide them with career ideas
  • CV writing and letters of application
  • post-16 options and progression routes and application procedures
  • one-to-one interviews with careers teachers
  • visit to the annual Careers Fair (September) and Higher Education Fair (March)
  • producing a record of achievement

Post 16 (16 - 18 year olds)

  • post-18 options
  • decision making
  • UCAS applications and preparation for university, including grants and financial issues
  • preparation for working life
  • similarities / differences between higher education and employment with training
  • work shadowing and individual work placements
  • targeted CVs and application letters / preparation for employment and university interviews
  • employment trends and local market information
  • one to one careers / personal development interviews
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