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There’s a big world out there

Careers provision at Sidcot has undergone considerable re-development in recent months and we are proud to offer all our senior students the opportunity to learn about different educational and career pathways, to be inspired, and be enabled to make informed decisions about their future career goals.

In line with national guidance, students begin learning about transferable skills and careers from Years 7 to 13. The Careers Programme at Sidcot is delivered in a multitude of ways including through curriculum subjects, The Bridging Curriculum, PSHE, PASS, SPICE, Let Your Life Speak, Work Experience, Visits, Speakers, Talks, Exhibitions, and annually through National Careers Week activities in March. Contributors to our Programme include school staff but also external representatives from universities, colleges, employers, independent guidance providers, alumni as well as parents.

For details of our Careers Programme across the Year groups, please do refer to the attached Careers Strategy.

There is increased careers activity within the Programme from Year 9 upwards.

Key highlights from the Careers Programme as follows:

Year 9 – Help and support with GCSE subject choices.

Year 10 – Preparation and support with Work Experience Week in June; 8 week careers carousel sessions (50 minutes each).

Year 11 – Help and support with A Level and IB subject choices; Morrisby Profiling for all students to help with career and educational choices; Careers interviews available for all students; 6 week careers carousel sessions (50 minutes each).

Year 12/13 – Help and support with post-18 choices including university applications, gap year plans, employment & apprenticeships; visits to UCAS Exhibition, Skills Fair, University Campus; Year 12 summer work experience support; Weekly PSHE sessions with strong focus on higher education applications and other options advice at 18+.

One-to-One support

Rosemary Andrew, our full-time Careers Adviser is available to help students on an individual basis, either on a drop-in basis or through a booked appointment. Parents are also welcome to attend appointments. The Careers Office is located in the upper library.

Progression Advisers are available to support individual 6th form students with their university applications. Students are assigned to their Progression Adviser during the summer term in their Lower Sixth year.
Personal Tutors are available to support their tutees on an individual basis and deliver weekly PSHE sessions which includes some career relevant themes.

Resources

Increasingly, most educational and careers resources are accessed online. Resources, including PowerPoint presentations, handouts and key websites can be located on the school’s intranet system, Firefly.  Please refer to Resources followed by Student Life. Relevant resources can be found under various headings including Careers; Work Experience; and Sixth Form.

Contact Information

Rosemary Andrew
01934 843102 Ext 290
rosemary.andrew@sidcot.org.uk

Downloadable documents

Sidcot School Careers Strategy 

Sidcot School Provider Access Policy 

Sixth Form Careers & Higher Education Programme 

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