PSHE and Citizenship: All students will receive advice and guidance relating to their personal development. This will form lessons through the Understand Our World Curriculum (7-8) and the compulsory BV GCSE course. In addition to this the curriculum will be enriched through themed events, tutor work and the assembly programme. All students will have access to ‘The Zone’ and a qualified Health Professional, both in school and through the additional ‘drop in’ clinic. Throughout their time at Clarendon, students will explore relationships, health, diversity and citizenship education.
Gifted and Talented: Students who are considered Gifted or Talented will be able to participate in enrichment activities throughout their school careers for example students have visited Bath University for a Gifted and Talented conference and there are many opportunities to participate in sporting events and other outdoor activities. In Year 9 students may have the opportunity to visit a Russell group University as part of the national “Future Scholars” programme and the most able Sixth Form students will be introduced to and guided through the Oxbridge application process.
Students will all complete a Short Course GCSE in Religious Studies and Citizenship this will include topics on;
- Sport, Health and Leisure
- Diversity and Multiculturalism
- Emotional wellbeing
- Rights and responsibilities.
Students will be assessed at the end of Y11 through a formal exam. The curriculum will also look to cover current affairs, as well as the skills needed to succeed throughout their lives.
CEIAG follows 6 key principles;
- To help young people progress.
- To empower young people to plan and manage their own futures
- To respond to the needs of each learner
- To provide impartial, comprehensive information and advice
- To actively promote equality of opportunity
- To raise aspirations.
Careers Education Information and Guidance is a key aspect of student development. At Clarendon we are committed to providing the best impartial advice available to our students.
Throughout years 7-13, students will have the opportunity to develop core skills.
In Years 7 and 8, students will be introduced to the world of work through special theme days where they will learn how to access advice and information from the careers library. During Year 8 students will have 1:1 advice when choosing their options in combination with a specific options evening when parents will be invited to speak with teachers and pastoral leaders about the variety of subjects and courses, and curriculum pathways available at Clarendon.
CEIAG will also form a major part of the compulsory BV curriculum. Individual advice as well as targeted sessions will allow students to make the right choices for post 16 options. Clarendon is committed to making links with employers, Wiltshire College and the government’s apprenticeship programme to ensure that all students succeed. All students in KS4 and KS5 will have access to impartial career advice through our Careers Advisor.
Work Experience and Work Related Learning:
In term 6, Year 10 students explore the skills they will need when leaving education. In a week dedicated to work related learning they will partake in a series of workshops, creating professional CVs and writing application letters for a mock interview with employers. In addition to this they will participate in an Enterprise project day where they will learn about the world of business and finance and develop work-based as well as presentation, interview and decision making skills. Students will also have the opportunity to arrange work experience placements. Letters will be sent home in Term 3 with details of how to arrange placements and students will then be supported through the process, including the use of a work experience diary.
CEIAG in the Sixth Form will cover both Higher Education and non HE pathways. Support and guidance will be delivered through Assemblies and specific workshops, culminating in the Next Step Careers conference in Year 12. Students will then be supported through the UCAS process should they choose a university pathway or guided to explore apprenticeships and Further Education options, should this be more appropriate. Year 12 students are also encouraged to seek work placements that can be organised as either a block placement at the end of Year 12, or as a regular part of their curriculum.