King James' School

Careers Provision

Careers Provision

 

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.

The Careers Programme

We have a very active programme which includes:-

  • The Real Game - a work simulation programme in Years 7 & 8
  • Visiting speakers from local employers, colleges, universities, etc.
  • Careers Events - Year 9 Options, Careers Fair
  • Careers Interviews - all parents are invited to attend meetings
  • Support with university and college applications and job search

Our service includes:-

  • Access to advice and guidance from professional Careers Advisers throughout the week
  • Advice which is impartial and which promotes equal opportunity
  • Access to up-to-date information on all career options via a variety of resources, both online and book based
  • Careers Software programmes to help students with career matching, job information and ideas for Higher Education
  • Attending many functions in school, including parents evenings
  • Support with Transition into King James’s School and onto the next step of their education/employment for all students with SEN and Sixth Form Foundation Learners

Work Experience

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. 

Careers Provision