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Careers and Destinations

Careers and onwards destinations teaching with be embedded within the PSHSE curriculum from Year 8.  Teachers will support pupils in Preparation for Adulthood outcomes and assisting with transition to Post-16 provision.

All students in Years 8 to 11 at The Flagship School are entitled to: 

  • Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities as part of our careers programme, which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point 

  • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships 

  • Understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses 

The following table outlines a proposed programme of careers and destinations information for our students.


Autumn Term  

Spring Term  

Summer Term  

Year 8  

Overview of post 16 options for students, to include: A levels, Applied General  

Qualifications (e.g., BTECs), technical/vocational qualifications, apprenticeships, traineeships and  supported internships  


School visit from local employers.  





Local college/training provider school visit. 



Year 9  

Event for providers of technical education/ apprenticeships to include Further Education colleges, UTCs or Studio schools  

and training providers  


Overview of KS4 qualification options. 

Meetings with careers adviser  

Review of Post 16 options for students. 


Technical/vocational tasters at local college/s, training  



Meetings with careers adviser  


KS4 options event 

Year 10  

Life Skills – work experience preparation sessions  


Meetings with careers adviser  


GCSE exam access arrangements review. 

Technical/vocational tasters at local college/s, training  



Meetings with careers adviser  



Life skills – assembly and tutor group  



Work experience. 


Meetings with careers adviser  

Year 11  

Post 16 provider open evenings: opportunities to visit local Further Education and sixth form colleges, other school UTCs, Studio schools and other training providers regarding A level, Applied General, technical and vocational and apprenticeships.  


Meetings with careers adviser  


Post-16 parent/carer guidance and advice meetings.  


Post 16 applications  

Post-16 interviews  



Confirmation of post 16 education destinations for all students. 


Post-16 parent/carer advice and support evening. 

Careers and onward destinations leader:

Darren King, Assistant Principal


Tel: 01424 311023

Please follow the link below to our Careers Guidance Policy which will next be reviewed in January 2023.