King James’s School is committed to providing a high quality planned programme of careers education and guidance for all students from Years 7 to 13. Our aims support those of the National Curriculum and in particular prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
Key themes running through the programme are:-
Self-Awareness - helping young people assess their own interests, skills, strengths and weaknesses, recording their experiences and developing their capabilities
Careers Research - using resources, accessing specialist knowledge, investigating and weighing up the opportunities in learning and work
Career Decisions - helping young people make realistic but ambitious careers decisions and manage the transition from one stage to another e.g. from Year 9 to Year 10, Sixth Form to Higher Education
If you would like more information about any aspect of careers support at King James’s School, please contact our Careers & Alternative Curriculum Co-ordinator, Mrs Lucy Hazelton.
We have a very active programme which includes:-
Our service includes:-
All students in Year 10 have the opportunity to spend a week in a local workplace. We have excellent support from our local businesses which makes this scheme a great success.
In Year 11 emphasis is placed on students having individual guidance to help them make decisions post-16. Careers Advice in Years 12 and 13 builds on earlier work with students taking more responsibility for their own research.