What is Careers Education?
Careers Education is the development of skills and knowledge that help you to make informed decisions about your future. We want to support you to access a range of activities and information to enable you to make the right decisions for you.
Why is Careers Education important?
The decisions that you, as young people, make at school have a big impact on your lives – affecting not just your further education, training or employment, but also your social lives, finances and health outcomes.
A key function of secondary schools is to prepare students to transition successfully toward a future career path. At The South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form, we provide curriculum opportunities to build students’ general capabilities, support students’ interests and aspirations, and support them to make informed decisions about their subject choices and pathways.
All students, staff and parents/carers have access to an excellent online platform called Unifrog which allows you to explore ideas and save them into your 'locker' so you can keep a record of what you have done as well as to record career experiences.
Provider Access Policy
Y11 Official Destinations
Careers Journey at The South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form
Evaluation of CEIAG Provision
Careers Education at The South Wolds Academy
Careers Education is embedded into the curriculum of each year group, which has an age-related focus.
Year 7: Introduction to careers and employability skills - mainly delivered through PSHE lessons.
Year 8: Introduction to careers and employability skills - mainly delivered through PHSE lessons.
Year 9: GCSE options - mainly delivered through registration tutor programme and assemblies.
Year 10: Work experience - mainly delivered through registration tutor programme and assemblies.
Year 11: Post 16 pathways - mainly delivered through registration tutor programme and assemblies.
Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 are issued 'Entitlements' which set out the SWA Careers Education policy.
See below for a copy of the programmes and entitlements.
Careers Education Programmes & Entitlements
If you have any further queries please contact Miss L Crawford by emailing LCrawford@southwolds.uk