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Planning for Beyond Brentford

CAREERS GUIDANCE 

All 6th form students have access to a drop-in careers service in school delivered by the Head of Careers Education.

A wide variety of different careers events including our Higher Education ‘Futures’ fair are planned and executed to give you as much support as possible to explore career options and make informed choices.

6th formers are supported through the UCAS process by their dedicated tutor and by attending workshops and assemblies presented by outside speakers from higher education institutions, engaged, highly skilled alumni and other industry professionals.

Students are encouraged to attend university open days and residential schools. Recently, our students have been selected for summer school courses in medicine, natural sciences and humanities subjects at Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities. We have also been successful in placing students on courses at other universities, both in London and further afield, for taster sessions in engineering, pharmacy, medicine, law and English Literature. The aim of these courses is to give students a better idea of life at university.

Specialist workshops and interviews are organised to support alternative post-18 choices through organisations such as ASK (Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge Service).

One-to-one information, advice and guidance available on a drop-in basis in the careers room, Pankhurst

Emma Brown (Careers Education Co-ordinator): ebrown@brentford.hounslow.sch.uk

Office number: 020 88474281 extension 2278

we are COMMITTED TO SUPPORT YOU IN:

  • Reflecting on your personal qualities and skills and how these relate to your future career aims
  • Encouraging you and helping facilitate your attendance at a university or college open day, taster day or summer school
  • Developing your independent research skills
  • Providing you with opportunities to explore your post-18 pathway through computer-based information and on-line portal ULAS
  • Understanding the UCAS process and being able to research different universities and courses using on-line resources
  • Giving guidance and support to help write a personal statement and resume
  • Researching different courses and apprenticeship and training routes
  • Having information and support with financial planning for university, work and training
  • Accessing information about the world of work, trends and changes in the labour market to help identify opportunities and possible jobs of the future e.g. though on-line research, careers talks and presentations
  • Receiving impartial careers advice and guidance
  • Receiving access to mentoring and coaching
  • Exploring career areas through self-organised work shadowing/Work Experience.

STUDENT ENTITLEMENT STATEMENT FOR CAREERS EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE (CEIAG)

This Entitlement is designed to reflect the three core aims outlined in the Career Development Institute framework:

  • Developing yourself through careers, employability and enterprise education
  • Learning about careers and the world of work
  • Developing your career management and employability skills