The South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form

Careers

What is Careers Education?

The development of skills and knowledge that help you to make informed decisions about your future.

Careers education is important for everyone - no matter which year group you are in!

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, 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.

Research shows that students are more engaged in education and highly motivated about their future when they have a clear understanding of themselves and how they might live and work when they leave school.

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.

If you have any further queries please contact Mrs F Vincent Hayden by emailing  careersed@southwolds.notts.sch.uk or telephoning the school office on 0115 9373506.

Please note that this email address is not monitored daily but we will endeavour to reply within 3 working days.


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