Post 16 Partners
Giving our pupils an informed choice of their post 16 educational route, whether it is moving onto A Levels, apprenticeships or a college study programme, is a paramount aspect for our pupils’ education. Local sixth form centres and Bedford College work with us to give pupils’ up to date information and details of courses and requirements. We are a partner school of the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) and work closely with our Enterprise Adviser preparing our young people for the world of work through this employer-engagement programme.
Each January we hold a ‘Bright Futures’ month with further education and careers events. This year we have a range of local speakers and guests visiting our Key Stage 3 pupils. Representatives from law and journalism, through to geology and engineering, speak to our pupils about careers options and qualifications needed. Pupils are encouraged to visit further educational institutes for example, Bedford College, Bedfordshire University and Newnham College, Cambridge.
In Year 7 pupils create a CV which is updated annually, giving pupils an understanding of which extra-curricular activities and skills will impress a potential employer. Interview techniques and questions are practiced through ‘Language for Life’ in the PSHCE programme and through Oracy in KS3 English lessons; all of which will prepare our pupils for their post 16 journey.
In Year 9 pupils are encouraged to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Pupils can continue with the Silver and Gold Awards up to the age of 24 years. Further details can be found at: www. DofE.org
In Year 10 pupils will be encouraged to work with the National Citizenship Service. Further details can be found on the website: www.ncyyes.co.uk
Please click on the link below to view a careers information guide for the South East Midlands area:-
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.
As an apprentice you’ll:
- work alongside experienced staff
- gain job-specific skills
- earn a wage and get holiday pay
- get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week)
Apprenticeships take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level.
Click on the logo to start searching for an apprenticeship.