In KS3 Careers is topic based, 3 annual visits, no end of term tests or qualification.
Pupils aim to achieve an Edexcel qualification – BTEC Level 1 Certificate in WorkSkills.
BTEC is unit based, each unit is awarded a number of credits between 1-4.
14 credits are required to achieve a Pass at Level 1. If all 14 credits are achieved then pupils will gain a BTEC Level 1 Certificate in WorkSkills.
Additionally – At KS4 pupils are very much encouraged to take charge of their learning and pupils are encouraged (pupils’ choice) to complete extensions of units undertaken in class.
Each term, trips are offered to enhance pupils’ knowledge of various aspects of the world of work. Pre Visits to colleges are provide to break down barriers to learning and build confidence in new environments and open up choices to every pupil.
College application forms are started in class and can be completed in class or on house. The careers classroom is open during breaks and after school for pupils to get help and support with any forms that require pupils to complete them.