Careers Information

Careers Information

Careers Information

We believe that every student should fulfil his or her potential and be well-informed when making subject and career decisions. Students are encouraged to develop high aspirations and consider a broad and ambitious range of careers.

At key transition points pupils will receive advice and guidance to help inspire them towards further study and enable them to make informed decisions whenever choices are open to them.

Students are given the opportunity to develop valuable employability skills, find out about different careers and given information to help them to understand where different choices can take them in the future. Students build on their understanding of the world of work during PSHCE sessions in each academic year. They also have the opportunity to find out about careers related to different subject areas in their classwork and by attending trips.

We have built strong links with local employers who offer work experience opportunities. Employers regularly come into school to talk to students about the different roles and opportunities available.

Careers-related opportunities include:

  • National Careers Week activities for Year 7, 8 and 9
  • Year 10 work experience week
  • Year 10 enterprise challenge day
  • Year 10 mock interview day
  • Year 11 after school support with Post 16 applications
  • Year 12 Careers week
  • Visits to universities
  • Workplace visits to local employers
  • Regular assembly and lunchtime talks from colleges, universities and employers providing apprenticeships
  • Individual one to one career meetings delivered by Futures.
  • Online access to the Unifrog careers platform for KS4 and KS5 students

The careers programme is regularly monitored and evaluated using feedback from students, parents/guardians, teachers and employers.

How the school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils

The Becket School, in the first instance, measures and assesses its career programme against the Gatsby Career Benchmarks. The impact of its programme is assessed through:

1) Evaluations of the careers programme are taken at various times, to include the following:

  • Year 12 Careers fair – verbal feedback from the pupils and written or verbal feedback from the exhibitors.
  • MOCK interview day – surveys taken from both the pupils and employers.
  • Work experience week – surveys taken from both the pupils and the work experience providers. Contact is also made with each placement during the week.
  • One-to-one careers interviews – All the pupils that have a careers interview are asked for feedback on this service.

All the aspects of the careers provision are then adjusted based on the feedback received.

2) Destination Measures – We also use our destination data to evaluate the programme.

Students, parents/guardians and employers are welcome to contact our Careers,Progress and UCAS Leader, Jenny Jacobs  with any enquiries:

Tel: 0115 9824280

Click on the link for our Careers-and-Employability-Policy

Click on the link for Post 16 Options

Click on the link for Work Experience Information