To provide quality and comprehensive information, advice and guidance to all of our students, enabling them to become effective decision makers, gain employability skills and help them to plan their future careers.
We aim to inform, inspire and motivate young people, preparing them for work and helping them to understand where different education and training choices can take them in the future.
This is delivered in Life Skills lessons in Key Stages 3 & 4, and via tutorials and assemblies in Sixth form. It is supported by activities such as Careers Fairs, visits and employer engagement.
Please see the Life Skills programme below and the example Provider Access schedule.
The school’s well-resourced careers library is on the ground floor of the Independent Learning Centre (ILC). It contains a wide range of careers information as well as access to a number of specially designed careers programmes to provide our students with up to date and comprehensive information in order to help them make informed and realistic career decisions.
The upper floor of the ILC has all the university prospectuses and additional careers information specifically for Sixth Form students.
Careers Website Information
We encourage students to create a profile on Start which is an online careers information platform designed to inform and advice on future careers potential. Please click on the image to access:
Labour Market Information
Labour Market Information (LMI), describes statistical data regarding jobs, salaries, employers and employees, sectors, current employment conditions and future trends.
Students can access local labour market information and advice via the Careers Yorkshire & the Humber website. Please click on the image:
Please find below a link to the latest ‘Shape Your Future’ Booklet highlighting local job market information in York & North Yorkshire.
The Department for Education have an online data portal, LMI for All, which brings together labour market information across the UK. The information generates the Careerometer and can be used to answer the questions such as ‘will there be jobs in the future?’, ‘what do people get paid?’ and ‘what does the job involve?
A professionally qualified Careers Adviser is available to give impartial information, advice and guidance.
The Advisor usually runs ‘drop in’ sessions on Monday and Thursday, at breaks and lunchtimes, in the ILC. Alongside this, an appointment system for individual careers guidance meetings is in operation.Students and staff can book appointments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Parents and Carers are always welcome to attend.
In addition a representative from the Careers department is available at parents’ evenings from Year 9 upwards.
Further Education Open Event Information
Useful A Level and GCSE Results Information
If you would like any further information, please contact:
Ros Knapton – Assistant Headteacher, Director of Sixth Form