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Our Sixth Form careers provision aims to:

• Expose students to a variety of Post 18 transition routes, including Higher Education, Apprenticeships, School Leaver Schemes and Gap Years.
• Introduce students to the needs of the local labour market.
• Equip students with key competencies required for the workplace.
• Encourage students to take ownership of their careers learning.
• Support successful Post 18 transitions.

Our careers programme is outlined below:

Sixth Form Careers Programme
 
Activity
Aim
Pre-Sixth Form
Year 11 Interview & Bridging Day
Advice regarding Level 3 courses considering students’ future career aspirations.
GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs
Raise aspirations

For some students:
GB 8
Students receive personal guidance from an impartial careers adviser
Year 12 Term 1
Careers Passport
Identifies students’ interests and introduces them to different Post 18 routes.
GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs
Raise aspirations
Challenge stereotypes
Record experiences
 
Unifrog Launch
Students will be introduced to the online platform Unifrog, which will be used to support their Post 18 transition throughout the Sixth Form.
GB 2
Students will find out about the local labour market

GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs
Raise aspirations
Challenge stereotypes
Record experiences
 
National Apprenticeship Show
All of year 12 will be invited to attend the National Apprenticeship Show to find out more apprenticeships.
GB 5
Students will encounter potential employers

GB 7
Students will encounter apprenticeship & training providers
 
Internships (continues throughout Year 12 for a specific group of students)
Students are invited to apply for the Internship Programme in competitive areas where specific work experience and mentoring will be of benefit to their future applications.
GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs
Raise aspirations
Challenge stereotypes
Record experiences

GB 5
Students will hear from employers & employees on potential career paths

GB 6
Students have a meaningful experience of a workplace

GB 7
Students will have encounters with apprenticeship and training providers
 
Supported Progression Schemes
All universities offering supported progression schemes to our students will be invited in to promote their scheme and students supported to apply.
GB 8
Raising aspirations

GB 7
Students will receive information from higher education providers
Year 12 Term 2
Year 12 Work Experience
Every student has the opportunity to organise their own work placement in a dedicated week.
GB 6
Students have a meaningful experience of a workplace
 
Year 12 Careers Interviews
Every student receives an individual careers interview.
GB 8
Students receive personal guidance from an impartial careers adviser
 
Post 18 Transition Day
Every student attends a presentation on Higher Education, Student Finance, Apprenticeships, School Leaver Schemes and Gap Years.
Every student has the opportunity to ask questions of our alumni panel.

Post 18 Transition Parents Event
Parents have the opportunity to attend presentations on Higher Education, Student Finance, Apprenticeships, School Leaver Schemes and Gap Years.
GB 2
Students will find out about the local labour market

GB 3
Raise aspirations & challenge stereotypical thinking

GB 5
Students will hear from employers & employees on potential career paths

GB 7
Students will receive information on apprenticeships and from higher education providers
 
Oxford & Cambridge Student Conference
High achieving students (top 5%) of the cohort have the opportunity to attend local conference on application process to Oxford & Cambridge.
GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs
Raise aspirations

GB 7
Students will receive information from higher education providers
 
University Visit
Targeted groups of students (widening participation and higher achieving) will visit a university to experience student life and have a taster session in degree level study.
GB 8
Raise aspirations

GB 7
Students will have a meaningful visit to a university to meet staff and students
Year 12 Term 3
UCAS Exhibition
All of year 12 will be invited to attend the UCAS Exhibition to find out more about studying at university.
GB 7
Students will encounter higher education providers
 
University Visit
All of year 12 will be invited to attend a visit to a local university.
GB 7
Students will have a meaningful visit to a university to meet staff and students
 
Application advice
Students will attend presentations and receive individual advice on their applications, including UCAS, international universities, FE, Apprenticeships, competency-based questions and CV writing.
GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs
 
Mock Interviews
Students will receive a mock professional interview and feedback on their performance to practice this essential employability skill.
GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs

GB 5
Encounter with an employer
 
Enrichment Week
Students will attend presentations and carry out activities working on key competencies for employment.

Students will have a second opportunity to arrange their own work experience placement.
GB 5
Students will encounter employers

GB 6
Students have a meaningful experience of a workplace

GB 7
Students will receive information from alumni, higher education, apprenticeship and training providers
Year 13 Term 1
Application advice
Students will attend presentations and receive individual advice on their applications, including UCAS, student finance, FE, Apprenticeships, competency-based questions and CV writing.
GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs
 
National Apprenticeship Show
All of year 13 will be invited to attend the National Apprenticeship Show to find out more apprenticeships.
GB 5
Students will encounter potential employers

GB 7
Students will encounter apprenticeship & training providers
Year 13 Term 2 to school leaver
Individual careers advice continues throughout terms 2 and 3 of year 13 and beyond to our school leavers, this could include:
• Personal guidance
• Support with applications
• Mock interviews
• Help arranging further work placements
• Referrals to other agencies providing CEIAG, such as DurhamWorks, Shaw Trust etc.
GB2
Students and staff record, track and report on progress and destinations

GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs

GB 8
Students receive personal guidance from an impartial careers adviser
Sixth Form Careers Programme
Activity
Aim
Pre-Sixth Form
Year 11 Interview & Bridging Day
Advice regarding Level 3 courses considering students’ future career aspirations.
GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs
Raise aspirations

For some students:
GB 8
Students receive personal guidance from an impartial careers adviser
Year 12 Term 1
Careers Passport
Identifies students’ interests and introduces them to different Post 18 routes.
GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs
Raise aspirations
Challenge stereotypes
Record experiences
Unifrog Launch
Students will be introduced to the online platform Unifrog, which will be used to support their Post 18 transition throughout the Sixth Form.
GB 2
Students will find out about the local labour market

GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs
Raise aspirations
Challenge stereotypes
Record experiences
National Apprenticeship Show
All of year 12 will be invited to attend the National Apprenticeship Show to find out more apprenticeships.
GB 5
Students will encounter potential employers

GB 7
Students will encounter apprenticeship & training providers
Internships (continues throughout Year 12 for a specific group of students)
Students are invited to apply for the Internship Programme in competitive areas where specific work experience and mentoring will be of benefit to their future applications.
GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs
Raise aspirations
Challenge stereotypes
Record experiences

GB 5
Students will hear from employers & employees on potential career paths

GB 6
Students have a meaningful experience of a workplace

GB 7
Students will have encounters with apprenticeship and training providers
Supported Progression Schemes
All universities offering supported progression schemes to our students will be invited in to promote their scheme and students supported to apply.
GB 8
Raising aspirations

GB 7
Students will receive information from higher education providers
Year 12 Term 2
Year 12 Work Experience
Every student has the opportunity to organise their own work placement in a dedicated week.
GB 6
Students have a meaningful experience of a workplace
Year 12 Careers Interviews
Every student receives an individual careers interview.
GB 8
Students receive personal guidance from an impartial careers adviser
Post 18 Transition Day
Every student attends a presentation on Higher Education, Student Finance, Apprenticeships, School Leaver Schemes and Gap Years.
Every student has the opportunity to ask questions of our alumni panel.

Post 18 Transition Parents Event
Parents have the opportunity to attend presentations on Higher Education, Student Finance, Apprenticeships, School Leaver Schemes and Gap Years.
GB 2
Students will find out about the local labour market

GB 3
Raise aspirations & challenge stereotypical thinking

GB 5
Students will hear from employers & employees on potential career paths

GB 7
Students will receive information on apprenticeships and from higher education providers
Oxford & Cambridge Student Conference
High achieving students (top 5%) of the cohort have the opportunity to attend local conference on application process to Oxford & Cambridge.
GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs
Raise aspirations

GB 7
Students will receive information from higher education providers
University Visit
Targeted groups of students (widening participation and higher achieving) will visit a university to experience student life and have a taster session in degree level study.
GB 8
Raise aspirations

GB 7
Students will have a meaningful visit to a university to meet staff and students
Year 12 Term 3
UCAS Exhibition
All of year 12 will be invited to attend the UCAS Exhibition to find out more about studying at university.
GB 7
Students will encounter higher education providers
University Visit
All of year 12 will be invited to attend a visit to a local university.
GB 7
Students will have a meaningful visit to a university to meet staff and students
Application advice
Students will attend presentations and receive individual advice on their applications, including UCAS, international universities, FE, Apprenticeships, competency-based questions and CV writing.
GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs
Mock Interviews
Students will receive a mock professional interview and feedback on their performance to practice this essential employability skill.
GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs

GB 5
Encounter with an employer
Enrichment Week
Students will attend presentations and carry out activities working on key competencies for employment.

Students will have a second opportunity to arrange their own work experience placement.
GB 5
Students will encounter employers

GB 6
Students have a meaningful experience of a workplace

GB 7
Students will receive information from alumni, higher education, apprenticeship and training providers
Year 13 Term 1
Application advice
Students will attend presentations and receive individual advice on their applications, including UCAS, student finance, FE, Apprenticeships, competency-based questions and CV writing.
GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs
National Apprenticeship Show
All of year 13 will be invited to attend the National Apprenticeship Show to find out more apprenticeships.
GB 5
Students will encounter potential employers

GB 7
Students will encounter apprenticeship & training providers
Year 13 Term 2 to school leaver
Individual careers advice continues throughout terms 2 and 3 of year 13 and beyond to our school leavers, this could include:
• Personal guidance
• Support with applications
• Mock interviews
• Help arranging further work placements
• Referrals to other agencies providing CEIAG, such as DurhamWorks, Shaw Trust etc.
GB2
Students and staff record, track and report on progress and destinations

GB 3
Advice tailored to pupil needs

GB 8
Students receive personal guidance from an impartial careers adviser
Throughout Sixth Form: Careers
Throughout the Sixth Form
Programme of careers talks
GB 5 & 7
Encounter Post 18 providers
 
Curriculum based careers learning in departments
GB 4
Curriculum based careers learning
 
The enrichment programme supports the development of a range of competencies and transferable skills.
GB 3
Meeting the needs of individual students
 
Use of Unifrog to record and track progress
GB2
Students and staff record, track and report on progress and destinations
Throughout Sixth Form: Careers
Throughout the Sixth Form
Programme of careers talks
GB 5 & 7
Encounter Post 18 providers
Curriculum based careers learning in departments
GB 4
Curriculum based careers learning
The enrichment programme supports the development of a range of competencies and transferable skills.
GB 3
Meeting the needs of individual students
Use of Unifrog to record and track progress
GB2
Students and staff record, track and report on progress and destinations

We are using Unifrog

Unifrog is a one-stop-shop where students can explore their interests, then find and successfully apply for their best next-step after school. Parents can also request log-in details to see what is on offer, e-mail Hammond.c@framdurham.com for more details.

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Amanda is Chair of the Excel Academy Trust Board. Amanda became a parent governor in 2009 and has enjoyed several responsibilities across this time including being Chair of the Achievement and Standards committee, a member of the Excel Academy Audit committee, and most recently has been appointed as a Member of the Excel Academy Partnership. Her career started out with the Halifax Building Society where she worked as a mortgage advisor for 20 years, before entering the political arena. Amanda is a County Councillor for Durham County Council, representing Framwellgate and Newton Hall ward. Amanda was formerly a student at Framwellgate School Durham, where she met her husband and many other friends, as well as taking on the responsibility of being Deputy Head Girl. Amanda is passionate about the school and local area and is actively involved in the school at every opportunity.

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