- Our careers service aims to provide pupils with the knowledge, information and skills required to make informed choices about suitable courses at School, College and University and the job opportunities available in the ‘real world’.
- We aim to enable pupils to receive accurate and impartial information, advice and guidance about the options open to them and related progression routes.
- To achieve these aims, pupils have careers and work-related learning lessons as part of PSHE, Form Time and compulsory work experience in Year 10. There are numerous careers assemblies throughout the school year for all year groups, including presentations from sixth form colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers.
- Pupils also have access to a comprehensive careers library, housed within the school library as well as links to websites with tips and advice for careers, apprenticeships and Further Education provision on the school website.
Programmes of Study
Careers education and guidance at Chetwynde currently follows the statutory programme, providing a comprehensive programme of Careers Education throughout the school. This includes information about opportunities in further education and the local job market.
The programme of careers education takes place in Years 7 to 9 as part of the PSHE and form tutor time framework. Here the students work through the STEPS career programme each week. Termly assemblies explore a range of career opportunities available locally and nationally and the employability skills required for success.
In addition year nine students and parents are given Information sessions on the options process, referring to post 16 opportunities and pathways including apprenticeships.
Once the students reach KS4, there is an enhanced programme that includes outside speakers who attend assemblies every week, giving a real insight into the labour market. Year 10 students complete the Build My Skills Booklet. The assembly programme focuses on the various aspects of different career paths available to our students.
All year 10 pupils complete a compulsory one-week work experience placement in the summer term straight after half term.
National Careers Week: 2nd - 7th March 2020.