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Careers Programme

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. 

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.

For post 18

Time of year  KS3  KS4  KS5 
  • Career Guest Speakers
  • Icould via tutor programme
  • Career Guest Speakers
  • Icould via tutor programme
  • Career Guest Speakers
  • UCAS focus weeks and open days
  • Icould via tutor programme
Autumn Term
  • Growth Mindset programme and raising aspiration
  • Post 16 pathway assembly
  • University Campus trip
  • FE and Apprenticeship speakers
  • What Career Live trip
  • Imperial College Campus trip
  • UCL Campus trip
  • Varsity Oxbridge games
  • FE and Apprenticeship speakers
  • Alumni talk
Spring Term
  • Career Carousel day
  • Year 9 Option evening
  • 6Th form choices
  • Ealing Apprenticeship
  • Employers workshop including mock interviews
  • Ealing Apprenticeship
  • Apprenticeship applications
  • Coaching & interview skills
  • Alumni talk
Summer Term
  • Career Bus
  • STEM workshop afternoon
  • Career Bus
  • STEM workshop afternoon
  • Career Bus
  • UCAS focus weeks and open days

































For questions about the Careers programme, please contact Jenny Lok, Careers Leader, on 02031102400 and Chris Brich, Careeras advsior 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 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 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.