Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5

Year 7 and 8 students (Key Stage 3)

Campion School wants to enable you to know enough about yourself (Self Development) and the options open to you (Career Exploration) and able to make good decisions and implement them for the next stage of your life (Career Management).

In Year 7 you will start to learn about the transition points in your life and how to plan ahead for them. You will also learn about yourself, what your personal qualities and interests are and how you start planning for the future.  You will have the opportunity to  participate in a Employability Day and there will be other opportunities such as Careers Fairs.

In Year 8 you will continue to assess your own skills and strengths and start to look at why people work and what they need to know and do in each kind of job.  You will again be able to participate in an Employability Day.

You will receive detailed information, advice and guidance from your form tutor and other staff to help you with your option choices.  You and parents will also attend the Year 8 Options Evening.  In depth guidance interviews will also be offered.

Year 9, 10 and 11 students (Key Stage 4)

Campion School wants to enable you to know enough about yourself (Self Development) and the options open to you (Career Exploration) and  able to make good decisions and implement them for the next stage of your life (Career Management).

In Year 9 you will continue to assess your own skills and strengths and start to look at why people work and what they need to know and do in each kind of job.

In Year 9 you will need to focus on decision-making skills relating to option choices.  You will receive detailed information, advice and guidance from your form tutor and other staff to help you with your options choices. 

Other sessions during PHSE will provide you with an understanding of the laws relating to employment, discrimination and equal opportunities.

There is the opportunity to research on-line using www.4you2.org and www.u-explore.com these give details of every opportunity available within the county.  In depth guidance interviews can be arranged if necessary.  In depth guidance interviews will also be offered.  You will also participate in an Employability Day.

In addition, if you have a statement of special educational need then you will have support from the Connexions Personal Adviser in your Transitional Review and they will arrange to meet you prior to the review.

In Years 10 and 11 you will build on the skills and knowledge you have gained in previous years that will enable you to make good further choices for post 16 options and future career planning.

You will also be able to attend our Sixth Form Choices Evening, Sixth Form Taster Days and assemblies. In Year 11 you will receive a one to one careers interview with a qualified careers advisor offering you advice and guidance on your next steps.  The Careers Library in the Learning Centre is also well stocked with paper-based careers resources as well as directions towards online advice.  Students will also be able to access u-Explore.com and participate in an Employability Day.

If you decide to leave Campion after Year 11, you will receive individual help with job and college applications, preparation of CVs and learning interview technique skills.

You will also have the opportunity to find out about the world of work through Work Related Learning and Enterprise activities such as the ‘Work Experience’ that takes place at the end of Year 10. This is frequently augmented by Careers Fairs, Enterprise activities that take place in a number of faculties.  In both Years 10 and Year 11 there are activities in PHSE that look at managing money in relation to income from work. 

At any stage you will be able to request a further careers guidance interview to discuss your situation individually.

Year 12 and 13 students (Key Stage 5)

Campion School believes that it is very important for you to be aware of the range of opportunities available to you at the end of your courses. There will be a focus on opportunity awareness, decision making and self-awareness delivered by tutors and visiting speakers and organisations.

You will be introduced to Job opportunities and Training including Apprenticeships. You will be guided through the UCAS applications process by your Form Tutor as well as being prepared for applications and interviews. Skills for budgeting will also be an important feature.

You will also be able to seek individual advice from a qualified careers advisor and arrange an interview if needed.

 

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