The aim is to provide students with a greater understanding of the opportunities that are available at the end of Year 11 and the Sixth Form. This is achieved by supporting students to become more self-aware and to develop their action planning skills, so they can make informed choices and be on a good career path. Through career exploration, students learn about the opportunities that exist and plan to realise their ambitions.

Our objectives are achieved by:

    • Visits from speakers.
    • Delivering careers lessons based upon the Career Development Institute’s curriculum framework.
    • Arranging work experience.
    • Having a careers fair where students have the opportunity to meet local and national employers and universities.
    • Liaising with the Complete-Careers who employ and provide our independent careers advisors.
    • Encouraging students to use the careers library and recommended websites to find the latest information on training, employment, apprenticeships, Further Education and Higher Education.

 

Please contact Head of Department (Careers Leader) Mr D Willars for further information.

 

Students are entitled to:

  • A term per year of dedicated tutorial lessons on careers activities regarding self-awareness, different types of careers and action planning.
  • An introduction to the library and the careers area.
  • Access to recommended careers software.
  • Help when your child chooses their Key Stage 4 options.
  • Help on choosing their work experience work in Year 10.
  • Time after progress updates for reviewing current progress and target setting.
  • Attending a careers fair.

 

Students are entitled to:

  • Time after progress updates for reviewing current progress and target setting.
  • Continued support on preparing for work experience.
  • A health & safety presentation.
  • One-week work Experience.
  • A de-brief on work experience.
  • Support from the careers advisors with their post-16 options in the form of regular interviews.
  • A briefing on the choices available post 16.
  • A post 16 parents and students evening.
  • Mentoring from a senior member of staff.
  • Attending a careers fair.
  • Results Day support.

 

Students are entitled to:

  • Two terms of career lessons on researching post-16 opportunities, completing an application for their chosen route in adulthood and formal support from their tutor, the Head of Sixth Form and the Sixth Form Intervention Support Officer.
  • Time after progress updates for reviewing current progress and target setting.
  • At least 15 x1 hour career lessons on researching post-16 opportunities, completing an application for their chosen route and financial decisions in adulthood.
  • University visits/open days.
  • University speakers.
  • Events and presentations on alternatives to university.
  • An evening presentation talk for students and parents on getting to university and how to fund higher education study.
  • Visit the HE fair at Lincoln University.
  • Support with completing UCAS applications and personal statements.
  • Visit to the University and Apprenticeship Fair.
  • Support from the careers advisors.
  • Attending a careers fair.
  • Results Day support- Staff available to help with clearing etc.

 

  • Student destinations refers to the placement or provision taken up by students at the end of Y11, 12 or 13
  • For a student to have a ‘sustained destination’ they must remain in their chosen placement or provision from October until March (for at least 2 terms after KS4)
  • The latest publicly available data on 16-19 study programmes (2012/13) inspection dashboard indicates that 9% of Y13 leavers did not sustain their destinations which is in-line with the national figure. School held data indicates in 2014 this was 6.7%, in 2015 6.1% and predictions for 2016 are 6.5% - well below the expected national figure.
  • School held data on % Y13 Disadvantaged Students NOT Sustaining Destination: 2014 = 0%, 2015 = 9%, 2016 = 6%
  • Latest publically available data (2013-14) on 16 year olds show that pupils staying in education or employment for at least 2 terms after KS4 was 98%, with 93% of pupils staying in education, which is above the national figures on these measures (94%/90%) and that of other schools in the local authority (95%/92%)
  • Latest publicly available data also indicates that De Aston School retains students well. In 2014 57% of our students continued into our Sixth Form.
  • School held data on % Y11 Disadvantaged Students NOT Sustaining Destination: 2014 = 6%, 2015 = 5%, 2016 = 9%