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Careers Programme at Northwood School

Overview

At Northwood School we place a great emphasis on our students having a personal development programme that ensures they are well equipped for moving into the appropriate further education, apprenticeship or workplace. This starts as soon as they arrive at school in Year 7 and builds significantly through Year 8 -13.  We make every effort to get 100% of our students onto the right pathway suitable for their particular skill set and this is done through a rigorous programme and focus on careers from Year 8. 

KS3 CAREERS PROVISION 

Year 8 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 1:1 careers meeting with careers advisor – students have access to this before making GCSE option choices
  • Fast Tomato sessions – online careers programme that looks at careers that fit students interests
  • PSHCE – lessons for students to start to think about suitable careers
  • KS4 Information evening – students and parents to meet with class teachers to discuss suitable GCSE options
  • 1:1 meeting with Senior Leadership Team – all students meet with a member of Senior Leadership Team to decide appropriate GCSE options
  • Rock Assembly – careers workshop for students at Wembley Arena in July
  • Guest speakers – a variety of careers talks including medicine, sports and politics throughout the year 

 

KS4 CAREERS PROVISION 

Year 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 1:1 careers meeting – students have an option to meet with careers advisor for guidance
  • Fast Tomato sessions – online careers programme that looks at careers that fit students interests
  • Careers workshops at school – a variety of professionals come into school and students can book in sessions
  • Rock Assembly – careers workshop for students at Wembley Arena in July
  • Guest speakers – various career talks including medicine, sports and politics throughout the year 

Year 10 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 1:1 careers meeting with careers advisor
  • Careers workshops at school – variety of different professionals come into school
  • Rock Assembly – careers workshop at Wembley Arena
  • Guest speakers – a various careers talks including medicine, sports and politics throughout the year
  • Brunel University visit – sports and science careers workshops
  • Apprenticeship workshops at school

 

Year 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 1:1 careers meeting with careers advisor
  • Careers workshops at school – variety of different professionals come into school
  • Apprenticeship workshops at school
  • Guest speakers – various careers talks including medicine, sports and politics throughout the year
  • Attend talks at local private schools on opportunities for further education
  • Careers workshops at local private schools
  • A level/BTEC taster lessons
  • 1:1 meeting with Senior Leadership Team – all students meet with a member of Senior Leadership Team to decide appropriate next steps
  • 6th Form Open Evening
  • NCS Challenge – all Year 11 are given the opportunity to take part in this initiative to develop skills for employment

 

 

SIXTH FORM CAREERS PROVISION 

 

 Year 12/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 1:1 careers meeting with careers advisor
  • Careers workshops at school – variety of different professionals come into school
  • Careers Conference – Earls Court
  • University visits
  • Apprenticeship workshops at school
  • Student finance talks
  • Guest speakers – various careers talks including medicine, sports and politics throughout the year
  • Attend talks at local private schools on opportunities for further education
  • Careers workshops at local private schools
  • 1 week external work experience placement
  • Work experience in school helping out in lessons/admin/premises
  • NCS Challenge – all Year 12 are given the opportunity to take part in this initiative to develop skills for employment