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Careers and Work Related Learning

Careers and Work Related Learning

Face-to-face advice and guidance should be arranged by a school where it is the most suitable for young people to make successful next steps — particularly for students at risk of disengaging from education or training, or those with special educational needs. UCAS

Careers Information advice and guidance:

  • Individual interviews with a specialist careers advisor for students in years 9, 10, 12 and 13.
  • A dedicated careers area in our library with a range of careers, post 16 and university-related reference material.

In addition to services offered by our external partner the following additional sources of advice and guidance are offered at Thomas More Catholic School.

  • Regular parent / teacher consultation events.
  • GCSE options information assemblies and parents evening.
  • Post 16 Information evening.
  • Individual mentoring by form tutors and inclusion team.

Reviewing careers provision:

  • Interim / annual review of specialist careers advice.
  • Intended Destination Data compiled and supplied to Local Authority.
  • Quality review of visits to providers in line with School Trips policy.

Links with Providers

Pupils have regular opportunities for contact with organisations representing a range of career / academic pathways.  Recent examples include:

  • Key Stage 4 - Campus visit to Goldsmiths University.
  • Key Stage 4 - Campus visit to Mansfield College Oxford.
  • Key Stage 5 - What Career Live? What University Live? (Exhibition)

Work-Related Learning

Work-Related Learning at Thomas More Catholic School is addressed in the Citizenship programme and through activities outside of lessons.

The WRL programme allows students to:

  • learn through work, by providing opportunities for students to learn from direct experiences of work (work experience offered to students in year 12).
  • learn about work, by providing opportunities for students to develop knowledge about the working world.
  • learn for work by developing skills for enterprise and employability (mock interviews year 10).

Department Members

  • Mr. Calvert
  • Mr Pitt
  • Ms. Wodu – Specialist Careers Advisor