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Redborne Upper School

Redborne Upper School

& Community College

Careers Advice

What is Careers Information, Advice and Guidance?

We have a statutory requirement to provide students with careers information, advice and guidance. Students need to be given information on a range of choices to help them make well-informed, realistic decisions about their future options in education, training and employment. This information should be independent, impartial and in the best interests of the student.

Good careers education will support students choosing GCSE options, improve motivation, raise aspirations and encourage engagement in education. As a result of the increased choice in education options and pathways available, students may be required to make significant decisions surrounding their education from a much younger age. 

At Redborne we have a structured careers programme to support student decision making choices at different stages of their education.  

All students have the opportunity to have a careers meeting. Throughout the year there are presentations and workshops in school with the careers advisor and external organisations. Students are offered specialist careers seminars out of school.

We promote extra curriculum activities and volunteering so students make the most of the opportunities available to them and have something to put down on college, sixth form, apprenticeship and university applications.

For up to date impartial careers information please follow @CareersRedborne on Twitter.

What can you expect?

Year 9

  • An introduction to careers education: - thinking about where you are now, where you want to be and how you are going to get there.
  • We use interactive careers software to help students start exploring their future. Students are encouraged to take ownership of their plans and understand the importance of impartial careers support.

Year 10

  • The main careers work done in year 10 is centred on the world of work and what employers are looking for. We look at the changing employment market and use labour market information (LMI) with students to support their future choices.
  • We have a bespoke Work Programme which runs throughout the year covering a number of different events and activities. Students are encouraged to start developing the transferable skills and qualities that employers will expect them to have.
  • Planning for the future is also included in the Personal Wellbeing lessons.

Year 11

  • Through assemblies and workshops we provide information about options post GCSE; apprenticeships, 6th form and college.  

Year 12 and 13

  • Students are supported thinking about their choices post A level; applying for further or higher education, jobs with training and apprenticeships.
  • A range of university trips and a trip to a Higher Education Fair are organised.

Careers interview

All students can have a careers meeting in school to discuss their options and choices.

Interviews are with our qualified careers advisor, Katrina Armstrong, who will give impartial professional advice to students. Follow up sessions are offered where appropriate.

  • Students can request a meeting via their form tutor, or other member of staff, or self-refer using the request box in the library or email the advisor direct.
  • The interviews take place in the careers office, situated at the back of the school library.
  • At the end of the meeting every student is given an action plan to have ownership of.

Results' Day

For information on what to do following results day, please click on the Moving On link.

Useful impartial website sites (please click the links below)

 ucas

 careersbox

 icloud

 apprenticeships

 NCS

Find out more about careers, qualifications, opportunities and live vacancies on the following websites;

www.movingonmagazine.co.uk/
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

Contact Us

Flitwick Road, Ampthill,
Bedfordshire,
MK45 2NU

01525 404462