The Careers Programme in KS3 occurs in Citizenship classes. This includes looking at many different career options. We look at college, university, apprenticeship options, how to get there, and if they have specific subject requirements.
In year 9, all students get a careers interview with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. This is to ensure that they know their options for year 10 and are choosing the right subjects for GCSE. Parents are invited to attend these interviews. If they require it or request it, they can also have meeting with the careers coordinator, this may be with or without parents. It will be arranged at a time to suit those involved in the meeting.
The careers office is open to all students as and when they want guidance or support.
We recommend the use of FAST TOMATO to all students. It is a very beneficial tool and can help with suggested careers and how to get to it. Fast Tomato links to all the universities and their websites to give you the links to the courses, the average grade requirements and any other specific requirements needed for the courses. It also links with the apprenticeships site run by the government to allow access to application forms for this alternative route into adult education.
Fast tomato gives each students who registers a personal user name and password, ensuring that they have access at all times to the information. This can be shared with parents so they too may see the information given to the students. This service also has an email access to qualified Careers guidance exerts who can answer any questions you may have, this can be access at any time.
Christ the King College is using the Gatsby benchmark to ensure that it is giving all students the best opportunities in College, allowing the students to achieve their goals, or at least put them on the right track to achieve this.
We review the standards set by Gatsby every year in the Summer Term. This allows us to look back at the year, see the improvements and put in place any new practices for the coming year.