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Abbeywood

Work Experience & Careers

Year 10

All students participate in a work experience placement as a core part of their Key Stage 4 Learning.

This year work experience will take place between Monday 9 July – Friday 13 July 2018.  

 All Year 10 students are given the chance to take part in work placement learning and we

Work placement learning introduces students to the work environment, gives them time to take part in specific activities and carry out tasks as an employee would.

encourage them to make the most of this valuable opportunity.

We have an extensive range of employers, that are Health and Safety checked, who offer some excellent placements to our students.

All students have access to a  Work Placement Information Database on the VLE/FROG which gives them some great contacts from different industries. 

Work Experience Information Booklet  can be found here

Parental Consent Form can be downloaded here

Work Experience Journal can be downloaded here

Year 12

Work placement learning can:

  • Offer our students with an understanding of the world of work;
  • Assist our students in deciding what type of career they might want in the future;
  • Improve the personal development of our students;
  • Improve the key skills and employability of our students.

Why go on work placement learning?

  • It is a chance to try out your career ideas, this can help some students make a more informed choice about their career options.
  • It is a chance for students to work alongside adults who are not their parents/carers or teachers.
  • Work placement learning references are added to the student’s Record of Achievement which is then presented by the student at college and/or job interviews.
  • The student has the chance to demonstrate their key employability skills and a list of the skills used during the placement is added to their Record of Achievement.
  • Some placements can lead to offers of part-time work, full-time work or apprenticeships.

Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at ACS

Career and Enterprise Strategy - please click to view

 

At Abbeywood Community School, we provide a comprehensive programme that focuses on the student’s aspirations and experiences. This programme develops and grows through each year to help build child confidence and knowledge about the higher education and the world of work.

Here at ACS, we have 2 members of the CEIAG team who work tirelessly to ensure our students are equipped with the necessary skills for to make the right decision about their future.

Good quality Careers Education raises the aspirations of our students to become more effective career planners and managers of their own progression through learning and work. It increases motivation by linking activities in school with preparation for life in Post 16 and Post 18. By providing quality information, advice and guidance, our aim is to raise students’ goals and ambitions for their future and increase self-confidence, whilst providing equality for all.

Listed below are the projects we have created for each year group.

Year groups

Projects

Year 7

Dreamcatchers and aspirations

Year 8

Personal Crests, personal ambition

Year 9

Build a City to represent your career world

Year 10

Mock Interviews, CVs and Work Experience

Year 11

Lifetime goals projects

Post 16

Envision, UniFrog and Work Experience

Here are some useful links for helping you child make decision about their academic future.

Key Stage 4

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/parents

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/

http://www.concordepartnership.org.uk/

https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/find-course

Post 16

http://www.bestcourse4me.com/

https://www.ucas.com/

https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/apprenticeships-223

www.apprenticeship.gov.uk

www.whichuni.co.uk 

Going to university is step forward towards a bright future and at Abbeywood Community School, we want our students to have the advice, knowledge and guidance to make a confidence and informed decision.

Please click here for the latest university events and taster days.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

(Abraham Lincoln)