Sixth Form Careers advice and guidance
Towards the end of Year 12, the different routes available to our students are discussed. Those who are aiming to attend university start the process by learning how the UCAS application process takes place and the timeline for applications. As students move into Year 13, the UCAS application process is carefully monitored, individual references prepared for all students and arrangements made for students who require interview experience made to support their applications. Sessions on finance and money management take place, and an information evening for parents is arranged to update on such matters.
For those who are seeking employment or an apprenticeship following Sixth Form, individual appointments are arranged with Janet Kemp, the school’s independent Careers Advisor to discuss the options available and provide support and action plans during the application process.
As part of the school’s Sixth Form enrichment curriculum, all Year 12 students are encouraged to arrange and attend one week of work experience at the end of the summer term. This provides an opportunity to enhance applications and CVs for university or employment and provides a valuable opportunity to experience the expectations for employment.
How Well Do We Do? Year 13 Students (Key Stage 5) 2010/11
Following Sixth Form study, more Alleynians attend university or other higher education institutions or start an apprenticeship than in other parts of Staffordshire and nationally, and the number not settled into education, employment, or training one year after is similar to the national and county data.
|Overall going to sustained education or employment/training||69%||74%||75%|
|Higher Education Institution||48%||49%||60%|
|Further Education College||8%||10%||3%|
|Other Education Provider||3%||2%||0%|
|School Sixth Form||2%||2%||3%|
|Sixth Form College||1%||0%||0%|
|Sustained Employment and/or Training||6%||10%||0%|
|Destination not sustained||8%||11%||16%|
|Destination not sustained/Recorded NEET||2%||3%||3%|
(NEET = Not in Education, Employment or Training)
Other Useful Sources of Information
The website of the National Careers Service: contains a wealth of information regarding the different routes available at key transition points, identifying skills to support a particular career
National Careers Service Helpline for Careers Advice 0800 100 900
Staffordshire YouthBox Site for Support and Advice: includes section on Careers Guidance and how to contact Careers Advisors and attend drop-in sessions