Adviza – GB: 1, 2, 4
Specialist, impartial careers advice is received by all students in KS4 & 5 through a programme of workshops and individual interviews. In addition each student will receive a comprehensive action plan to support them moving forward. Adviza will be available every Wednesday, by appointment only. Parent/carer appointments available by appointment.
Additional support is available for our SEND students.
Post 16 – Planning ahead – GB: 1, 2, 3, 4
In Year 9 there is a robust programme in place to ensure students are adequately supported through the option process. It is important that students with specific career ideas check the college/university websites to see if they require specific GCSE subjects to apply for courses, however, for most we recommend choosing subjects that they enjoy, are good at and are happy to continue studying for a further two years. In the Autumn Term of Year 11, all students will need to submit their applications for college and those looking at apprenticeships will need to start researching and applying online.
Students can apply to more than one institution and it is encouraged that they have a back-up plan in case their first choice is not successful. Students are reminded to be realistic about their final grades when selecting which levels to apply for. As a general rule, 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above (including English & maths) are required to access A Levels or Level 3 courses. In some instances, particularly in STEM, students may be required to have specific subjects at GCSE and up to grade 6.
Those who do not obtain the grade 4 or above in English and/or maths will be required to continue studying these subjects whilst at college.
- Studee – The ultimate guide to studying abroad
- UCAS – Choose your future
- Which? – Downloadable parent’s guide
The National Careers Service – GB: 3, 8
The National Careers Service online advisers help students and their parents to get instant advice and help on anything to do with careers, education and training. The web chat service is easy to use – if you’re aged 13 or over and live in England they can help. An adviser will chat online with you to help you plan out your next steps and help build on the advice you receive in school. They can even arrange to send you a copy of the chat by email so that you can use this as an action plan.
What you can expect:
- Experienced, impartial advisers available from 8am to 10pm every day
- Help for young people (and their parents too!)
- Confidential and FREE
- Access the service as many times as you like
- The option to remain anonymous
Student Voice – GB: 1, 3
At Sandhurst we feel it is important for students to be engaged in the design, delivery and evaluation of information, advice and guidance provision. We welcome any feedback from students and encourage our young people to offer their views and opinions. All feedback and ideas should be given to Mrs. Nicholls.
National Careers Week Challenge
As part of National Careers Week we’ve got a challenge for you. We want you to spend 10 minutes each day this week using the Success at School site to complete each of the five careers research tasks – click here to learn more.