Futures and Careers Guidance
The Futures curriculum is a mixture of statutory Religious Education, PSHE, Career Information and Guidance 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 compulsory Beliefs and Values lessons from Year 9. 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.
Working in partnership: Students will also have opportunities to participate in enrichment activities throughout their school careers for example students in Years 9, 10 and 12 have visited Bath University for open days and there are many opportunities to participate in charity and sporting events and other leadership roles including the Youth Parliament, public speaking and outdoor activities.
BV: Students take a holistic course covering the statutory elements of Religious Studies, PHSE, Careers guidance and Citizenship this will include topics on;
- Sport, Health and Leisure
- Diversity and Multiculturalism
- Emotional wellbeing
- Rights and responsibilities.
There is no formal exam for this course, however the curriculum uses current affairs to deliver the skills our students need 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. Clarendon Academy is 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 particular from online career resources. 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 independent Careers Advisor, Polly Wiggins.
Get up-to-date and accurate information and advice on a wide range of career topics on: yourcareersportal.com (password: futures) Polly can be contacted via the website.
This custom-designed website is a complete careers portal providing careers-related information and support. You can also find other useful links via the Clarendon website in the Futures area.
If as a parent or student you would like to make a career guidance appointment, please speak to or email your tutor or sign up in Resource.
For advice about A level subject options and the entry requirements of top universities, please refer to this document
Work Experience and Career based learning :
Year 10 students will explore the skills they will need when leaving education throughout the year, creating a CV and writing application letters and emails. In Term 6 we dedicated several days to work related learning with a series of workshops, visits and preparation for a mock interview with employers.
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 updating CVs and practising interview skills, 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, including specific Oxbridge guidance or be guided to explore apprenticeships and Further Education options, should this be more appropriate. Year 12 students are also required 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.
For details of destinations post 16 and post 18, please refer to the documents below :