Careers Calendar

Year 11  

College application and CV Workshops  

Throughout Year 11, during PSHE lessons additional time will be given to support students with their applications to further education. This includes preparation and help with CV and personal statement writing from industry professionals as well as preparation for interviews and professional meetings.  

 

One-to-one Careers Guidance  

Students will continue to meet with our independent careers advisor and create their own personalised action plans ensuring that before they leave our care everyone would have received one-to-one personalised careers advice. 

 

Year 10  

Careers Week  

Students will experience talks and activities from various industries connected to their GCSE choices and have opportunities to meet and discuss LMI (LM!?) with industry professionals. 

 

One-to-one Careers Guidance  

Before they leave our care, all students will receive an individual one-to-one impartial career advice meeting with our external provider, Innervate. In this meeting they will be able to discuss the options available to them as well as possible avenues that they might not have otherwise considered. 

 

College and sixth form experience events  

Throughout the year, students will be provided with various opportunities to experience days at providers of further education in the local area, including sixth form, college and universities. 

 

Wisdom group 

The Women In the Security Domain and Mathematics (WISDOM) group was formed at Royal Holloway in 2016, recognising the need to increase diversity in the fields of Mathematics and Information Security. They will be working closely with some of our students, meeting and mentoring them throughout the year raising aspirations and opening up opportunities. 

 

Year 9  

Brilliance Club  

Brilliance Club is an external provision provided in conjunction with the school that sees student applying to take part in a scheme that introduces University as a potential, but also unexplored, options post-18. As well as working with a PhD researcher on a topical research project. 

 

Autumn Term Curriculum Careers Focus  

The Autumn Term will see a focus on students receiving additional lessons in all of their subjects with a focus on careers within their own specific area of the curriculum, this is in anticipation of their GCSE option choices that will be made later on in the year. 

 

Year 8  

Yes Futures  

This sees students develop their interpersonal skills while building their long and short term target setting and self monitoring skillset.  Throughout the program students interact with industry professionals (most recently UK Twitter HQ) and engage in community improvement initiatives. 

 

Passport to Engineering  

We have teamed up with Virgin Atlantic to deliver a series of STEAM centred interactive lessons that look at the jobs, training and ultimately the science behind bringing their planes into the air. The project sees students interacting with the current engineers on the ground with an opportunity for some to get a hands on experience. 

 

Spring Term Curriculum Careers Sessions  

The Spring Term will see a focus on students receiving additional lessons in all of their subjects with a focus on careers within their own specific area of the curriculum, this is delivered by the class teacher, coordinated by the Heads of Department in conjunction with our Careers Leader. 

 

Year 7  

Passport to Engineering  

We have teamed up with Virgin Atlantic to deliver a series of STEAM centred interactive lessons that look at the jobs, training and ultimately the science behind bringing their planes into the air. The project sees students interacting with the current engineers on the ground with an opportunity for some to get a hands on experience. 

 

The Big Bang Festival  

The annual big bang festival sees the best that the UK has to offer in terms of higher education and careers within STEAM industries, bringing them all together in one fair. Students will be able to experience everything from horticulture to F1 engineering, meeting representatives from all areas. 

 

Summer Term Curriculum Careers Sessions  

The Summer Term will see a focus on students receiving additional lessons in all of their subjects with a focus on careers within their own specific area of the curriculum, this is delivered by the class teacher, coordinated by the Heads of Department in conjunction with our Careers Leader. 

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