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Careers Information and Guidance

With the rapidly changing world, it is important that our students are well informed to enable them to make the best choices for their future. To enable our students to prepare for life beyond school and to make independent decisions; the Careers and Work Related Learning Department offers a variety of opportunities for them throughout the academic year.

Year 8 students participate in an Enterprise activity in July

Year 9 students attend a World of Work morning in January

Year 10 students participate in a 2 week Work Experience – information for current Year 10 parents and students can be found in the presentation and booklet.

Year 11 students work with the diagnostic program Kudos to help them make subject choices based on their career and work interests. They also have the opportunity to attend the World of Work event in January. In addition students use a Careers booklet in tutor time to complete exercises to help them crystallise their ideas.

Year 12 students attend a Pathways Event in October, where opportunities to learn about apprenticeships, working, gap years and post 18 education is provided. During the summer term, the Year 12 tutor team deliver sessions regarding future pathways, including a Higher Education information evening.

Year 13 students are guided by the Year 13 tutor team and the Careers and WRL department with decisions about University, Apprenticeships, gap years and work.

The staff in the Careers department guide students to find the information to make appropriate and independent choices. We encourage parents/carers to work alongside the department.

Mrs Linda Bartlett- Head of Careers Lbartlett@astreastivo.org

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To this end there are links to websites, which can provide information and guidance.

UCAS 16-19 choices guidance https://www.ucas.com/ucas/16-18-choices/getting-started/what-are-my-options/what-qualifications-are-out-there-16-19-year/

Kudos (diagnostic program) http://www.cascaid.co.uk/newkudos/

Apprenticeships https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

Careers videos http://www.careersbox.co.uk/

Careers in the Theatre Industry https://ccskills.org.uk/careers/advice/any/theatre

National Careers Advice Website https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Careers in the NHS https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles

Careers and General information for students in Cambridgeshire http://www.youthoria.org/