Academy Life

Careers in Year 11

Students receive at least one interview with their Careers Adviser and receive a personalised Action Plan.  They are supported with writing applications and developing personal statements to use on their own or in conjunction with Unifrog.

As well as having an enrichment day; students experience a variety of workshops and assemblies that are aimed at building self-esteem, confidence and aspirations for the future. They have meaningful encounters with apprenticeship, further and higher education providers as part of futures week; at the careers fair, bespoke assemblies, events and again at the apprenticeship fair in March.

Students are encouraged to participate in the National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme .


Careers Entitlement

During Year 11 students will have:

  • Meaningful encounters with apprenticeship, further and higher education providers
  • At least one 1:1 careers interview with an independent, impartial advisor
  • Regular mentoring sessions with their form tutor
  • Received information that signposts open events for post-16 providers
  • Access to impartial careers information and advice via the careers pages of the website and Unifrog
  • The option to undertake National Citizen Service in the Summer

By the end of Year 11 students will:

  • Have a CV and a personal statement that focuses on your personal skills and qualities.
  • Know about post 16 learning options.
  • Know how to prepare for and make effective applications to prospective employers
  • Know how to find and use a range of careers information resources.
  • Know how and where to access careers guidance
  • Be able to make effective career decisions and transitions.