Careers Plan – Year 11

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Term 1

  1. How to use an open evening

    Year 11 students explore the purpose of open evenings, how to prepare for them and how to follow up any questions they may have after attending them.

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  2. Revision of post-16 options

    In their careers sessions this term, Year 11 look at the different options available to them before they start making applications in term 2. Options covered include: a reminder of the different course levels and what they mean; the difference between academic and vocational pathways; apprenticeships; other routes including T-levels, traineeships and supported internships. 

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  3. Sixth Form Open Evening

    Year 11 students are given time with their tutors to explore the different subjects on offer at Wrotham Sixth Form and how to explore which subjects are necessary for different careers. 

    They then have the opportunity (along with students from other schools) to visit all of the subject teachers  and some of our current students and ask them questions about the courses and life in the sixth form. 

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  4. Value of Volunteering – Assembly with Kent Police

    We owe our thanks to Kent Police who came to talk to our Year 10 and 11 students about the impact that volunteering can have – not just on the wider community, but also on individuals who choose to take part and help others. The students were engaged and sharing questions throughout, and learned about the different routes that would help them gain entry into the police service, including volunteering and apprenticeships. 

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Term 2

  1. Focus for 1-to-1 guidance
  2. Post 16 Application Support Sessions and Assemblies

    Year 11 students are introduced to Kent Choices for You – the online portal to all post-16 courses in Kent. Throughout this term, they will have access to computer rooms and they will receive step-by-step guidance from the Year 11 Team on how to navigate the site, complete their profiles and send applications.

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Term 3

  1. BBC Share your Careers Tour 2023

    The BBC will be visiting our Year 9, Year 11 and Sixth Form students during National Apprenticeship Week 2023. As part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations, they have created a tour focused on careers education with specialist careers panels. Each panel will be delivered in partnership with local BBC radio stations and include a BBC staff member plus two panellists from the local community whose work benefits or includes storytelling. The BBC’s careers support for students doesn’t end with the school tour; students will be directed to the BBC Bitesize Careers site, where they will find an ever-growing library of job profiles to explore across all industries, alongside careers advice and information about next steps in education and the world of work.

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  2. Focus for 1-to-1 guidance
  3. National Apprenticeship Week 2023 – Year 11

    Year 11 students will explore a range of vocational and technical options, but focus on how to apply for and find apprenticeships at post-16 and post-18. We are grateful that local apprenticeship provider Runway Training will also be delivering a presentation to our students about traineeships and apprenticeships – what the difference is and how traineeships might help them to prepare for an apprenticeship. They will also be talking about what it’s like to apply for and undertake an apprenticeship through their offer.

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  4. Post 16 Application Support Sessions and Assemblies

    Year 11 students are introduced to Kent Choices for You – the online portal to all post-16 courses in Kent. Throughout this term, they will have access to computer rooms and they will receive step-by-step guidance from the Year 11 Team on how to navigate the site, complete their profiles and send applications.

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  5. Sixth Form Interviews

    Applicants to our sixth form will receive invitations via Applicaa (their login details will be sent to their email accounts). 

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Term 4

  1. ASK Apprenticeships – advice about technical routes

    ASK apprenticeships will deliver an assembly about T-levels, traineeships and apprenticeships, giving our Year 11 students a further opportunity to ask questions and seek advice about their post-16 options before they start their GCSE examinations.

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  2. Careers Fair 2023

    Wrotham School’s Careers Fair has gone from strength to strength, building on our relationships with local and national employers, apprenticeship providers, colleges and universities. The fair will feature specialised activities to support our Year 9, 10, 11 and Sixth Form students to make informed decisions about the important transitions they face. This year, we welcome our neighbouring school Grange Park School to join our careers fair. Grange Park is a specialist school for children and young people with autism spectrum condition (ASC) from 9-19. 

    If you would like to find out more information, please click the events link for our careers fair 2023.

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  3. Sixth Form Interviews

    Applicants to our sixth form will receive invitations via Applicaa (their login details will be sent to their email accounts). 

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Term 5

  1. Sixth Form Interviews

    Applicants to our sixth form will receive invitations via Applicaa (their login details will be sent to their email accounts). 

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Term 6

  1. GCSE Results Day Support

    Support will be available for GCSE students who have collected their results.

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  2. Sixth Form Induction Day

    Applicants to our sixth form are invited to the school for a day of activities that will support them in deciding whether level 3 study is appropriate for them, and also to trial their subjects. Careers advice will be available during the day. 

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