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Careers Statement – Gatsby Benchmark

At Q3 Academy Langley, we are committed to offering students guidance and support with our students’ career development. It is important all students feel fully prepared for the ‘world of work’. We believe students should have experiences of careers throughout their school life and not just undertake work experience in KS4. Q3 Academy Langley are proud to be part of the Black Country’ School Hub; this is a collaborative approach between Education and Business, which will support Young People prepare for the world of work after their academic career. The Academy is committed to achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks by 2020.

Careers Leader:
Ms G Cox
Vice Principal

Revie September 2020


Aspiration Days

Career Plan Termly Outline

Reviewing Careers Provision

Virtual Work Placements

Useful Information


During Year 7 and 8, all students will take part in Enterprise within Horizon and Innov8 curricula.  During these cycles, students will get a taster of GCSE Business Studies but will also be able to build on their Enterprise skills. Year 7 Enterprise allows students to be able to understand what being an Entrepreneur means and will be able to take part in a real life Dragons’ Den. Students get the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a group of industry experts. Year 8 Enterprise allows students to build on their knowledge from Year 7 and gives students the opportunity to engage in a real life recruitment and selection challenge. This gives students the opportunity to take part in a real interview for a job.

Aspiration Days

Each year group has an Aspiration Day every year that focuses on careers and career development.

Year 7 and 8

Students undertake a marketplace activity whereby they are given access to a wide range of careers. The Aspiration Team will gain an idea of different careers paths via the Aspiration Cards students complete.

Year 9

Students will have an opportunity to explore different Apprenticeships, Universities and Colleges, so students can understand the different paths available to them.

Year 10

Students will take a trip to a university and understand what university life is like. Students will undertake C.V workshops to help them to prepare for the world of work. Students will also embark on a week of work experience at the end of Year 10.

Year 11

Students will have individual Career interviews with a career advisor to make sure they have their ‘next step’ plans in place.

  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 7/8 Event for Universities; Money Management Tutor Time Week; Aspiration Day
Year 9 Event for Universities; Pathway Options event;

Pathway 1-2-1 Meetings;

Aspiration Day;

Money Management;

App in a Day Challenge.

As an Academy we aim to continually measure and assess the impact of the careers programme on students. This is completed using the following strategies:

  • Class charts – student’s achieve Q-points from attending and participate in different career events;
  • Student Voice – pastoral team will collect student feedback on various events to measure the quality.
  • Compass Audit – the audit is completed by external reviewees from the Black Country Consortium and aims to review provision offered to our students.
  • Parents/Carers view –  during Parent’s Consultation Evening parents and carers are invited to leave feedback about our careers programme using the our online/paper feedback forms.
  • Senior Leadership Group – continually review careers programme by completing audits on departments to ensure this is being delivered correctly.

New Virtual Work Experience Opportunities Recruiting Now:

Please take the time to look through (right click on the blue hyperlinks) the range of exciting Virtual Work Experience opportunities available to you during the Easter holiday from home. This will enable you to build you CV and improve the strength of future application forms for jobs, university and sixth form/college if you haven’t yet applied.




  • STEM Insight Day with Johnson Matthey
  • Dates: 6th  – 8th April 2021
  • Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds keen to find out more about a career in sustainable technology.
  • Application Deadline: 12th March 2021


  • `App in a Day` Insight Day – Anglian Water
  • Dates: 6th April 2021
  • Eligibility: 16 – 19 year olds interested in a career in information technology.
  • Application Deadline: 10th March 2021




  • Perry Barr Residential Scheme VWEX – Lendlease Joint Venture
  • Dates: 12th – 16th April 2021
  • Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds living or studying in Birmingham.
  • Application Deadline: 12th March 2021


  • She Is Sustainable – Insight Day
  • Dates: 22nd  April 2021 (10:00am – 2:30pm)
  • Eligibility: 15 – 19 year olds interested in learning about sustainability.
  • Application Deadline: 25th March 2021


Please apply as soon as possible if you are interested (these are likely to fill quickly) and email me stating which you have applied for. You will need computer access for each of these courses, please speak to myself or any member of the PLD team if you need support with this.

Any questions please let me know!


Miss Martin

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