Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance in Key Stage 3 and 4

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance occur throughout the school, and are not explicit to subject areas. The PSHE curriculum consists of various sessions delivered by Roseland staff and external agencies such as Careers South West, Truro College, Cornwall College, Armed Forces and more.

Year 7

Information is acquired through career focus lessons three times during the academic year. Further to this, there is an element of careers information during the PSHE deep days.

Year 8

Information is acquired through career focus lessons three times during the academic year. Further to this, there is an opportunity for them to gain more information during their PSHE deep days.

Year 9

We know you can’t plan out your whole life from the options you choose in Year 9, but this is a good time to think about what you might want to do in the future. No one expects you to have all the answers and there will be lots of people around to help you.

Remember that some courses in Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11) are compulsory, these include Maths, Science, English, Ethics & Philosophy and Physical Education. Every student then studies up to 4 subjects of their choice.

Year 10 & 11

Within Year 10 and 11 students are able to attend both Truro College and Cornwall College St Austell to help identify their Post 16 options. Year 10’s also have the opportunity to attend the annual Skills Cornwall Event, more information can be found at www.skillscornwall.co.uk. Both year groups are invited to our annual Careers Evening where external agencies attend to offer information, advice and guidance to the students. In 2012 we had Cornwall College, Truro College, GPS Skills Training Academy, Armed Forces, Access Training, University College Falmouth, Plymouth University, Pendennis Shipyard, Education and Training Skills Group and Careers South West.

All Y11 students have access to the School’s Careers Advisor where they are able to discuss Post 16 options. Throughout the academic year, external agencies attend assemblies to offer further information, advice and guidance.

Useful Links / Documents

National Careers Service

Passportfolio – an Online CV and Portfolio Builder

http://www.parentalguidance.org.uk/

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/

www.apprenticeships.org.uhttps://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

www.ucas.com