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Careers

KS3

As part of the KS3 PSHE, Citizenship and Religious Education programme, students explore business, enterprise and money. They investigate, personal values and employability. Students have the opportunity to learn about public and private services, as well as the labour market. In Key Stage 4, the curriculum involves the exploration of employability skills.  Student’s write a ‘CV’ and are guided through the application and interview process, for employment. They spend time looking at managing stress as well as how to make effective use of their time.  

 

KS4

  • Year 10 complete an employability skills program including; a skills audit and target setting, CV writing and interview technique.
  • All year 10 PP get an appointment with a careers advisor
  • All year 11’s get two appointments with a careers advisor to devise a plan to reach their career goal.
  • The entire year 10 and 11 are taken to the Detling Hill careers fair to research further education and career opportunities.
  • Guest speakers come in to assemblies to speak about apprenticeships and current labour market.
  • Pupils are given the opportunity to attend university open days.

 

KS5

At Meopham School we have a comprehensive ‘Careers Education and Information, Advice and Guidance for young people’ (IAG) programme.  We aim to improve student performance and motivation by ensuring that their schoolwork and successes are relevant to their future.

We encourage students to evaluate their strengths, values, skill and interest and to have a wider view of the world of work. We support children in making choices that are aspirational and realistic.

We support our pupils in making well informed decisions about their future by proving them with a number of quality resources;

  • One to one meetings with an outside agency careers advisor
  • Small group careers advice meetings with a Level 6 careers advisory
  • Bespoke careers planning sessions in advisories
  • Careers planner software
  • Parent and child workshops on the Kent Choices 4U process.

When using Careers Planner pupils explore and research all of their options for post 16.  They have access to;

  • Personal Profiling Tools 
  • Videos
  • Multimedia Profiling
  • Simulations
  • Planning Tools
  • Games
  • Interview examples
  • University search tools
  • Search engines
  • Interactive Flowcharts
  • Research Tools
  • Course finder Applications
  • Tests
  • Progression Finder
  • CV builder
  • Internship search tools
  • Action Plans
  • Exploration Tools
  • Job Profiles
  • Wage Calculators
  • Quizzes
  • Articles
  • Personal Statement builder
  • Questionnaires
     

To complement our in class and online careers guidance we also invite a number of outside agencies to run workshops for both pupils and parents alike, such as Bedfordshire University, Kent University and the Student Finance Company.

Pupils in Meopham Sixth Form are given a number of opportunities to visit University search fairs and University open days in preparation for their UCAS applications.

Meopham School is committed to helping our student’s with their Post +16 careers choices through a variety of interactive ways.