Careers Education

What is Careers Education?

The development of skills and knowledge that help you to make informed decisions about your future.

Careers education is important for everyone - no matter which year group you are in!

Why is Careers Education important?

The decisions that you, as young people, make at school have a big impact on your lives – affecting not just your further education, training or employment, but also your social lives, finances and health outcomes.

A key function of secondary schools is to prepare students to transition successfully toward a future career path. At The South Wolds Academy, we provide curriculum opportunities to build students’ general capabilities, support students’ interests and aspirations, and support them to make informed decisions about their subject choices and pathways.

Research shows that students are more engaged in education and highly motivated about their future when they have a clear understanding of themselves and how they might live and work when they leave school.

Who is in charge of Careers Education at The South Wolds Academy?

Mrs Hayden has responsibility for leading Careers Education at the Academy. You can find her in the SOC1 or email her: careersed@southwolds.notts.sch.uk

If you want some advice or have a question regarding careers or Post 16 and 18 options, please don't hesitate to ask!

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Careers Education at The South Wolds Academy

Careers Education is embedded into the curriculum of each year group, which has an age-related focus. See below for a copy of the programmes

Year 7 - introduction to careers and employability skills - mainly delivered through PSHE lessons.

Year 8 - introduction to careers and employability skills - mainly delivered through PHSE lessons.

Year 9 - GCSE options - mainly delivered through registration tutor programme and assemblies.

Year 10 - Work experience - mainly delivered through registration tutor programme and assemblies.

Year 11 - Post 16 pathways - mainly delivered through registration tutor programme and assemblies.

Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 are issued 'Entitlements' which set out the SWA Careers Education policy. These entitlements are shared with Parents and are available below:

Year 10 and 11 Entitlement Statement for Careers Education
Year 9 Entitlement Statement for Careers Education at The South Wolds Academy: Key Stage 3
Year 7 INtro to careers SOW
Year 9 Overview 2017- 2018 Tutor led-1
Year 10 Overview 2017- 2018 Tutor led-1
Year 11 Overview 2017- 2018 Tutor led-1