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.
Ms G Cox
Revie September 2020
Career Plan Termly Outline
Reviewing Careers Provision
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.
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.
Students will have an opportunity to explore different Apprenticeships, Universities and Colleges, so students can understand the different paths available to them.
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.
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;
|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.
- https://university.which.co.uk (guidance for personal statements)
- https://www.ucas.com (for university registration and application)