At Pittville School our careers program is delivered throughout Years 7 to 11 through:
This is a crucial year for students as they apply for post-16 places as well as preparing for GCSEs. In England students are required to stay in some form of training or education until their 18th birthday. The options are:
Our aim is to ensure that all students have places that will prepare them for their chosen careers so it is vital that they think carefully about their applications. Information will be provided through tutors, assemblies, presentations and posted on the Careers Board.
Year 10 students all take part in work experience at the end of the summer term and each student is responsible for organising their own placement. Support is provided during tutor time. This is a key opportunity to experience life in the workplace, learn new skills and find out about the sort of career that will suit them.
Year 9 pupils will choose their Keystage 4 courses during Year 9. This process starts at the end of the autumn term when students will hear about the options process and is completed at the start of the spring term. Parents are invited to an Open Evening when they will be able to speak to teachers and careers advisors before helping students make their final choices.
In the lower school we concentrate on making pupils aware of the options that will be available to them as they go through the school and building up their employability skills.