Careers Education

Working within the framework of 'The "Gatsby Benchmarks', the Careers Programme has been designed with the focus on preparing students for successful and enriching life-long employment. At the Academy, we aim to inform our students of the opportunities and careers available to them, whilst offering guidance and support at each stage of the transition process, encouraging informed decision-making that will have a positive impact on students' future pathways.

In Key Stage 3, students learn about different job sectors, exploring both local and national employment trends and Labour Market information. In Year 8, they will have opportunity to visit the National Big Bang Science Fair, as they focus on connecting their classroom learning with careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) - an important sector of our local economy.

In Key Stage 4, students are supported to take more ownership of their future careers. They have access to a comprehensive package of Post-16 Pathways assemblies, the opportunity to meet local Post-16 providers and employers at our annual Careers Fair, support with Post-16 applications from our impartial Careers Adviser, Karen Smith, and an opportunity to take part in a 'Workplace Experience'.

Mr M Kinder: Learning Leader: Careers

Email: mkinder@leftwichhigh.com

Telephone: 01606 333300




Post 16 Destinations

Sir John Deane's College

Warrington & Vale Royal College

Cheshire College South & West

Reaseheath College



Useful Websites

National Careers Service

MPLOY Solutions

Do-it

Icould

Careers Box

Prospects

Apprenticeships

Step into the NHS

Tomorrow's Engineers



Resources

Example application form

How to complete an application form

CV Template

 



Preparing for Further Education/Careers Timeline

September
Year 9 EfL Careers Education Lessons with visits from the Careers Advisor
Year 11 GCSE Information Evening
Year 11 EfL Post-16 Destination Assemblies
Years 9-11 Careers Fair


October
Year 11 EfL Post-16 Destination Assemblies


November
Year 8 EfL Lessons: Introduction to Careers Education
Year 11 On-going Careers Interviews with Careers Advisor


December
Year 11 On-going Careers Interviews with Careers Advisor
Publication of Predicted Year 11 Grades
Year 11 Internal Application Deadline


January
Year 9 Electives Evening
Year 10 EfL Lessons: Mock Interview Preparation Lessons
Consultation Day


February
Year 10 EfL Lessons: Mock Interview Preparation Lessons


March
Year 9 Electives Interviews
Year 9 Electives Evening
Year 10 Mock Interview Day


April
Year 10 Careers Education Lessons - preparation for Post-16 Applications
Year 10 On-going Careers Interviews with Careers Advisor

May
GCSE Exams
Year 10 On-going Careers Interviews with Careers Advisor


June
GCSE Exams
Year 10 EfL Lessons: Careers Education

July
Year 9 EfL Day - Post-16 Destinations Visit

August
GCSE Results


Mock Interviews 2018 - click here to view the gallery

Careers Fair 2017 - click here to view the gallery

Mock Interviews 2017 - click here to view the gallery

Careers Fair 2016 - click here to view the gallery

Mock Interviews 2016 - click here to view the gallery