KS5 Careers - Years 12 & 13

Year 12  

Year 12 students have a variety of opportunities throughout the year in which they participate and gain insights into the world of work.   This includes:        

  • Study Skill sessions introduced with the intention of students being able to maximise their efficiency whilst studying.
  • Work Experience – one week usually organised for the last week of the summer term.  The emphasis is on students identifying appropriate experiences for themselves which will help them in their life choices.
  • Scavenger Hunt – an enrichment day aimed at developing those valuable soft skills (leadership, teamwork, timekeeping and communication).Careers Fair – organised to provide an insight into as wide a range of employers and further education choices as possible.
  • Form Tutor Mentoring sessions where tutors discuss progress and give advice about student choices in the future.
  • Higher Education Day – introducing the UCAS/higher education process.
  • Higher Education Convention – attend a UCAS event attended by a wide variety of institutions.
  • All students are expected to take part in a volunteer community service activity to help increase their exposure to the world of work and to develop soft skills.
  • The volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme also enables experience of volunteer work.
  • Students also have an opportunity to be on the Bar Mock Trial team, where they act out a trial in a real Magistrates Court.

Year 12 students will require the following letters and forms for their work experience:-

Be Safe Booklet

Letter 1 Notification

Initial Work Experience Letter - Students new to Year 12

Letter of Support

Aims and Objectives (reverse of letter of support)

Letter 3 - Thank you and confirmation

Form 2 - Confirmation of Placement

Year 12 Placement Form

Form 6 - Year 12 Employer Evaluation Sheet

World of Work     

Year 13  

Year 13 students have opportunities to participate and gain insights into the world of work through the volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

  • Interview Skills
  • HE Day
  • Talks from various GAP activity companies