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Careers Education

Career-Industry Talks

Autumn Term 2019

Please click on the careers in bold for further information:

Spring Term 2020

Careers Cafe

The Careers Cafe is open every other Thursday from 3.55pm to 4.55pm in the Careers Office. Anybody wishing to discuss work experience or careers can just turn up. It may be particularly useful for those in Year 9 making decisions about their GCSE options or for Year 10 and Year 12 students looking at work experience options. This term the cafe will be open on:

Thursday 16th January 2020
Thursday 30th January 2020
Thursday 13th January 2020
Thursday 5th March 2020

Careers and Work Related Learning

Students at Gordon’s School can expect a wide variety of activities to enhance their Careers and Work Related Education. There are fortnightly careers talks and careers cafe, appointments with our Careers Adviser - Mark Anderson, CV workshops, careers fairs and many other activities. Careers education starts in Year 7, and continues until students leave us in Year 13. Year 10 and Year 12 students also have the opportunity to complete work experience in the last week of the Summer Term.

Click here for a summary of the Careers Programme. Students, parents, teachers and employers may also access further information and arrange appointments by contacting the Careers Lead directly.  The Careers Leader is in school during the week and can provide tailored information, advice and guidance relating to the post-16 options available to students. To book an appointment to see the Careers Lead, please telephone or email Ms Sims directly using the contact details below.  
 

To find out which career best suits your personality, free psychological tests are available through 123test.com. Once you've found it, please click on one of the widgets below for Labour Market Information (LMI) on that career.

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MEASURING AND ACCESSING THE CAREERS PROGRAMME ON STUDENTS

Gordon's measures and accesses its careers programme against the Gatsby Benchmarks. The impact is accessed through student and parent feedback as well as a feedback card. The programme is conducted in relation to the school's equal opportunities policy, work experience policy, external visits policy and other relevant policies. 

Can you help?

We are always looking for innovative ways to improve our careers programme, If you would like to be involved with the careers programme at Gordon’s or know someone at your workplace who could be of any assistance please contact:

Careers Lead: Ms Caroline Sims - csims@gordons.school - 01276 858084 x 2403
Independent careers advisor: Mr Mark Anderson - manderson@gordons.school - 01276 858084 x 2403
Link Governor for Careers: Mr Alan McClafferty

Careers Calendar 2019-20
MONTH

Year 7

YEAR 8 YEAR 9 YEAR 10 Year 11 Year 12 Year 13
September   Career Industry Talks (3,5)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

 

Meducators Workshop (4,5)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

Work Experience Parent Presentation

 

Meducators Workshop (4,5)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

 

Meducators Workshop (4,5)

 

1-1 Career Interviews (3,8)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

 

 

Meducators Workshop (4,5)

 

CV & Interview skills seminar (5)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

1-1 Career Interviews (3,8)

 

Meducators Workshop (4,5)

 

CV & Interview skills seminar (5)

October

Character and Employability (2,4)

PSHE

Career Industry Talks (3,5) Career Industry Talks (3,5)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

1-1 Career Interviews (3,8)

 

Apprenticeships Talk (2,7)

 

6th Form Open Evening (7)

Career Industry Talks

(3,5)

 

 

Study in the US (7)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

1-1 Career Interviews (3,8)

 

Study in the US

November

NHS Careers and Jobs Competitions (2,3,4,5,8)

PSHE

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

NHS Careers and Jobs Competitions (2,3,4,5,8)

PSHE

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

World Skills UK trip (5)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

 

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

 

AS Taster Morning (7)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

 

Medicine, Veterinary & Dentistry Evening (4,7)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)
December

NHS Careers and Jobs Competitions (2,3,4,5,8)

PSHE

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

NHS Careers and Jobs Competitions (2,3,4,5,8)

PSHE

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

Apprenticeships Talk (2,7)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

National School-leavers' Show (5,7)

 

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

 

National School-leavers' Show (5,7)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

National School-leavers' Show (5,7)

January  

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Careers Assembly (7)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

GCSE Open Evening (2,4)


 

 

Careers Assembly (7)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

 

Careers Assembly(7)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

Careers Assembly (7)

Career Industry Talks (3,5) Career Industry Talks (3,5)
February   Career Industry Talks (3,5)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

 

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

SATRO Careers Speed Networking (2,4,5)

Career Industry Talks (3,5) Career Industry Talks (3,5) Career Industry Talks (3,5)
March School Careers Fair (5,7)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

School Careers Fair (5,7)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

School Careers Fair (5,7)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

School Careers Fair (5,7)

 

Google and the Magic of Computer Science (5,7)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

School Careers Fair (5,7)

 

National Apprenticeship Show (5,7)

 

Google and the Magic of Computer Science (5,7)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

School Careers Fair (5,7)

 

National Apprenticeship Show (5,7)

 

Google and the Magic of Computer Science (5,7)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

School Careers Fair (5,7)

 

National Apprenticeship Show (5,7)

 

Google and the Magic of Computer Science (5,7)

April   Career Industry Talks (3,5) Career Industry Talks (3,5) Career Industry Talks (3,5) Career Industry Talks (3,5)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)

 

Winchester UCAS Fair (5, 7)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)
May   Career Industry Talks (3,5) Career Industry Talks (3,5) Career Industry Talks (3,5) Career Industry Talks(3,5)

Career Industry Talks

(3,5)

1-1 Career Interviews (3,8)

Career Industry Talks (3,5)
June         1-1 Career Interviews (3,8)

Progression Evening (7)

 

Progression Day (3,5,7)

 

SATRO STEM Speed Networking

(2,4,5)

 
July       Work Experience (6)   Work Experience (6)  
August         Post Exam Result Support (8)   Post Exam Result Support (8)

Investor in Careers Award

The Quality in Careers Standard is designed as a development and external assessment framework for accrediting the highest quality CEIAG provision by education providers. Investor in Careers supports educational providers to meet the National Quality in Careers Standard through our unique 3 stage approach which focuses on Commitment, Organisation, Delivery and Evaluation. Our approach to meeting the national Standards supports schools to deliver effective CEIAG, meet statutory and Ofsted inspection requirements and improve their student’s life chances.

For more information about this award, please click here.

Student Entitlement Statement

At Gordon’s you can expect to have:

  • Access to information and time to research careers during school
  • Talks from people who are in the profession you want to go into
  • Useful work experience (including experience in the industry you would want to be in)
  • Tests to see what job would suit you best
  • No pressure to decide what you want to do
  • Information on the job you want to do – hours, salaries, qualifications and skills

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