We want to make sure all students and parents have the latest information from the labour market and to support them in choosing the right subjects  at GCSE and A level, and to keep all stakeholders up to date about career choices. 


Time of year  KS3  KS4  KS5 
  • Enrichment activities via Drop Down Days
  • Career Guest Speakers
  • Assemblies link to currciulum
  • Careers focus assembly every half term
  • Icould via tutor programme
  • Enrichment activities via Drop Down Days
  • Career Guest Speakers
  • Assemblies link to currciulum
  • Careers focus assembly every half term
  • Icould via tutor programme
  • Enrichment activities via Drop Down Days
  • Career Guest Speakers
  • UCAS focus weeks and open days
  • Careers focus assembly every half term
  • Icould via tutor programme
Autumn Term
  • Growth Mindset programme and raising aspiration
  • Post 16 pathway assembly
  • Professional Pathway introduction
  • University Campus trip
  • FE and Apprenticeship speakers
  • What Career Live trip
  • Imperial College STEm postential
  • US Sutton Trust Programme
  • King's Plus
  •  A list scholar programme
  • Project Oxbridge
  • Project Health Care
  • Varsity Oxbridge games
  • FE and Apprenticeship speakers
  • Alumni talk
Spring Term
  • Career Carousel day
  • Year 9 Option evening
  • 6Th form choices
  • Choices and Pathways
  • Apprenticeship
  • Employers workshop including mock interviews
  • Alumni talk
  • Access to Apprenticeship applications
  • Coaching & interview skills
  • Alumni talk
Summer Term
  • Univeristy visits
  • STEM workshop afternoon
  • Univeristy visits
  • STEM workshop afternoon
  • Univeristy visits
  • UCAS focus weeks and open days
  • Work experience/ 





























Useful Careers Advice websites




Use the Careerometer Widget to find out Labour Market Information for All.


Watch the career videos and take the buzz quiz to find out which career might suit you.


Career advice for parents.


Complete university guide

Great website for looking up universities’ ranking for different subjects, include break down on student’s satisfaction and employment rate.

Apply to Uni
An excellent university comparison site full of unbiased advice on how to choose a university

Whatuni helps students find the right university and it allows them to search for a course by Entry Requirements or by University Ranking. The website is full of advice, student reviews, free prospectuses, open days, videos and much, much more.

The official website for comparing course data from UK universities and higher education colleges.

University of London Taster Courses
This website has links to taster courses in a variety of subjects taking place at universities and colleges across London.

Open Days
This website allows you to browse the university and college open day calendar and book your free place. It also has loads of advice on what to do at open days to make the most of the experience.

Student Finance
The official Website for all up to date information and to apply for student finance.

For post 18



Virtual work experience


Virtual-work-experience-links-1 (1).pdf

For questions about the Careers programme, please contact Jenny Lok, Careers Leader, on jlok@arkacton.org 02031102400 

Providers - How to get involved

Opportunities for providers to speak with students may include school assemblies, employer and provider engagement events or opportunities to speak with students and parents on a one-to-one basis supporting GCSE, post 16 or post 18 option choices.

In the first instance, requests by providers should be sent to the Academy’s Careers & Enrichment Lead with a minimum 6 weeks’ lead time. All requests will be considered on the basis of; staffing availability to support the activity, clashes with other planed activity, trips or visits to the Academy, interruption to preparation for examinations or rooming and space availability to host the activity.

For all questions on this or Ark Acton Academy’s wider Careers & Enrichment programme, please contact the Academy’s Careers & Enrichment Lead, Jenny Lok, on jlok@arkacton.org 02031102400

Monitoring & Evaluation

The Careers & Enrichment programme is monitored for quality and impact by the Academy’s Senior Leadership and Governance Teams, including;

  • access to and opportunities to engage with technical, vocational and training providers
  • monitoring against the Gatsby Benchmarks

Student destinations (2017-18)

Student destinations

Last year we had 209 students complete their Year 11 studies with us, of which;

  • 83% are now in education or training
  • 25% are studying Level 3 A level and BTEC courses.at Ark Acton Sixth Form

Of our Year 13 leavers;

  • 24% have progressed on to a top third university or a top 100 apprenticeship provider
  • Overall, 87% have progressed to university
  • 2% have progressed on to an apprenticeship or another form of employment
  • 11% are continuing in the sixth form for another academic year.