We know there is more to success than academic achievement alone. Education isn’t simply about passing exams; it’s about enabling students to learn the skills and qualities they need to be successful at university or in the career of their choice. To support this, our careers programme builds the habits and skills most desired by employers and universities, and guarantees access to experiences that help students to shape a vision for their own future and guide their decisions about the right path for them.
Our Careers Lead
The programme uses the Gatsby Benchmarks – a nationally recognised framework for world-class careers provision – to develop students' knowledge and understanding of the world of work and the different pathways available to them at the key end points of their time at the Academy. Over our 5-7 year programme, students take part in a broad range in activities to raise their aspirations, and leave us with a comprehensive knowledge of where they can go next, and where they can continue to get support. During lessons, students are also encouraged to explore why the subjects within the curriculum matter in the wider world, and how they link to specific career paths.
Access and opportunities
The sixth form team regularly organises additional visits, speakers and activities to stimulate students' intellectual curiosity and promote learning outside of the formal curriculum. This allows students to develop further their understanding and appreciation of culture, politics and society, while also expanding their knowledge of university and professional careers. Examples include networking events with corporate partners such as Bloomberg, and visits to top universities.