Queen Elizabeth’s School has a critical role to play in preparing our boys for transitions into the next stage of their careers; whether that is in education, employment or training.

As such, Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) are crucial and integral aspects of our boys’ learning and entitlement. This page aims to set out our current School strategy with this regard.

Queen Elizabeth’s has a statutory responsibility to ensure that boys are provided with impartial, independent careers guidance from year 8 to year 13. In line with this obligation, careers guidance consists of services and programmes intended to raise our boys’ aspirations, broaden their horizons and empower them to make realistic, informed decisions at all key transitional points in their education. The following gives an overview of the types of event boys will take part in as they progress through the school.

Year Planned approach to Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance
Year 8
  • Students introduced to careers software available via eQE and encouraged to research careers options
  • STEM workshop – problem solving day/employability skills
  • Employability skills – HSBC money workshop
  • External speakers – lecture series
Year 9
  • Students introduced to GCSE choices/ careers software via eQE
  • Preparation for GCSE Options –  research and presentations during  PDT time using online resources
  • Careers 4U workshop – meeting employers in problem solving workshops
  • External speakers – lecture series
Year 10
  • Students PDT programme  – online resource tool ‘Higher Ideas’ introduced for careers and post GCSE research
  • Development of employability skills – CV writing, Interview skills, evaluation of transferable skills
  • Preparation for work experience
  • External speakers – lecture series
Year 11
  • Face to Face Careers Interview with an external adviser
  • Careers Convention  –  meeting employers, training providers and higher education institutions
  • Optional COA careers brief questionnaire as requested
  • Work placements (summer of Year 11)
  • NCS – The Challenge programme
  • External speakers – lecture series
  • Self-directed online resource access (Higher Ideas, My Kinda Future, Future Finder, My Careers Springboard)
Year 12
  • Universities Convention
  • US Options – study abroad assembly
  • German/French language work experience
  • Voluntary work 30 hours “community action” over the course of the year
  • Apprenticeship workshop
  • External speakers – lecture series
Year 13
  • Apprenticeship workshop
  • External speakers – lecture series

 

Further information on how external provision is organised can be found in the School’s Careers Provider Access Statement.