Careers

The Careers Education Programme is delivered through PSHE lessons, assemblies and through separate Careers Events.

The school holds the nationally recognised Investors in Careers quality status after successful reassessment in 2014.

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Year 7 and 8
• Reviewing, target setting and the way forward
• Self awareness
• Equal opportunities
• The Real Game (including budgeting and money management)
• Careers Planet
Year 9
• The Careers Library
• Where am I now—self assessment
• Decision making skills
• 14+ choices programme (5 sessions including Careers Library, Fast Tomato, Which way now? stereotyping in career planning and progression routes 14-19)
• Reviewing, target setting and the way forward

Year 10 and 11
• Skills for Work Day (including self presentation, assertiveness, communicating effectively, time management and working in a team)
• Learning how to write letters of application, CVs, etc
• Employee’s and employer’s rights and responsibilities
• Work related learning in subject areas (linking subjects studied to careers)
• Career spotlight days (series of half day invitation events hosted at local schools)
• Self assessment and forward planning
• It’s your choice booklet, “speed dating” and Fast Tomato
• Individual or group interviews with a Careers Personal Adviser
• World Skills trip for selected group to assist with career routes/ideas
• Mock interviews with real employers or learning providers
• 16+ progression routes revisited (including apprenticeships training providers and Further Education)
• Careers Fair
• Sixth Form evening and induction

Year 12 and 13
• ‘This is your life’ introduction to sixth form careers programme
• Self assessment and action planning
• Post 17/18 options (including alternatives to Higher Education)
• UCAS research, applications and completing personal statements with support from tutors, House staff, Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Lane and Mrs Ember
• Higher education conference at Reading University
• Job seeking skills
• Use of careers software (e.g. Kudos, Fast Tomato, Higher Ideas)
• Careers interviews with Adviza Personal Adviser
• Mock interviews and employability skills
• Budget management and sources of financial support
• Labour Market Information
• Gap Year opportunities
• Self employment and voluntary work
• Guest speakers


We are very fortunate to have Level 6 qualified careers
Advisor at the school who is provided as part of our
contract with Adviza. If your son or daughter requires a priority appointment with Mr Tattersdill the careers advisor requests can be made via email to Mr McGall:dmcgall@stbarts.co.uk dmcgall@stbarts.co.uk. Mr Tattersdill also attends parents’ information evenings so an informal appointment can be conducted at these times as well as arranging a formal appointment during the school day.


Are you…
• Planning to be rich and famous?
• Unsure what subjects or courses to take in Year 10?
• Puzzled about options at 16+ 17+ or 18+?
• Keen to find out about the best course or career for you?
• Considering a gap year?
then use your Careers Library which is within the main school library

Whether you know exactly what you want to do in the future or just want to get some bright ideas the Careers Library is a good place to visit.
It contains:
• Job and training information
• Course information
• Information about student finance, taking a year out, voluntary work and a lot more
You can browse brochures, booklets and leaflets or use the IT facilities to clarify ideas, view and print information, or even write your own CV.