CAREERS AND DESTINATIONS

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 Instutite’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.

 

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%