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Careers and Work Related Learning
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance is delivered through a comprehensive programme for all pupils from Year 7 to Year 13. This is to enable them to develop themselves through careers, employability and enterprise education, to learn about careers and the world of work and to develop their career management, employability and enterprise skills.
Year 11 students attend a Clinical Skills taster day at St George's Hospital in Tooting
This is delivered through:
- A structured programme of timetabled careers lessons for all year groups
- Face to face, independent & impartial careers guidance from external professionals (1 day a week)
- Collaborating with teachers in charge of Work Related Learning, PSHEE and Citizenship
- Close Liaison with the Head of SEN to support SEN students appropriately
- Utilising online resources and mentoring/work experience opportunities including Pure Potential, Access Professions and PLOTR
- Encouraging students to utilise Sutton Trust residential courses, UNIQ, University of London Taster Courses, widening participation programmes at LSE, Kings College London, UCL and St George's, University of London amongst others
- Parents/Carers Information Evenings to enable transition at 13+ and 16+
- Close liaison with Heads of Year 11, 12 &13 to manage those potential NEET students and provide structured support to minimise/eliminate this possibility.
Click on the links below for more information
Clinical Skills Day at St George's Hospital (Photo gallery)
In Year 9 there are two options evenings in January where the optional courses are outlined to boys and their parents to ensure all students can make an informed decision about the appropriate courses to follow in Key Stage 4.
In Years 10 & 11 Careers Lessons focus on skills such as writing your CV, interview techniques and writing letters of application. Opportunities for enrichement and volunteering are offered through various school trips and enrichment activities including Duke of Edinburgh and Combined Cadet Force.
In Year 11 students and their parents are invited in to a Careers Information that takes place in November each year. Students are told about the Sixth Form at Ernest Bevin College, courses available at colleges of Further Education and employment or apprenticeship opportunities. Click on the links below to see these presentations
Year 11 students undertake Work Experience placements after their examinations and employers are vetted for Health & Safety by the Wandsworth Education Business Partnership (BEST). This is a centralised agency for all schools in Wandsworth who also find many placements. Students may make their own arrangements with employers.
In the Sixth Form, all students have a timetabled Careers lesson every week which covers UCAS - the university application process, student finance, gap years and apprenticeships. Help in completing Personal Statements and application forms is available on a one to one basis.
To find out more about Careers advice in the Sixth Form at EBC click the link below