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.
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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.
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.
The official Website for all up to date information and to apply for student finance.
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Virtual work experience
For questions about the Careers programme, please contact Jenny Lok, Careers Leader, on firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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)
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.