Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEAIG)
CEAIG is a non-examined subject at Camborne Science and International Academy. We track students’ levels of progression through ipsative assessments. These look at progression in understanding of the topics.
WHY STUDY CEIAG?
At Camborne Science and International Academy we believe that Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance is vital to help all students achieve their academic and personal potential. From Year 7 upwards, careers guidance is part of the Tutorial Programme, which increases in content and scope through Key Stage 4 and into the VIth Form. The school works closely with our Careers South West Advisor to provide independent and impartial careers advice.
The tutorial programme concentrates on: making informed choices, being enterprising and ambitious; how to develop employability, team working and leadership skills; developing flexibility and resilience; the economic and business environment; and rights and responsibilities as active citizens.
KEY STAGE 3
|Year Group||Tutorial Programme||PSHE Days|
|Employability skills||Employability skills|
|Personal goals||University Ambassadors|
|Evaluating the world of work||Political careers|
|Year Group||Tutorial Programme||PSHE Days|
|8||KS4 options||KS4 options|
|Future pathways||Future pathways|
|Employment opportunities||Employment opportunities|
|Communication skills||Communication skills|
|Utilising independent careers advice and guidance|
Our Year 8 students are supported through the steps of choosing their options for Key Stage 4. They are encouraged to investigate a broad range of futures through utilising independent information, advice and guidance. Students have an opportunity to meet University Ambassadors to discuss post-18 pathways and how they may link to their KS4 choices. Furthermore, each Year 8 student meets individually with a senior teacher to discuss their option choices to ensure that they are on course to achieve their post-16 aspirations.
All Year 10 students spend a week on Work Experience, which provides a useful taste of the world of work. Students follow a Health and Safety programme during tutorial to prepare them for the workplace.
Our Year 11 Post-16 Taster Day gives an excellent insight into Sixth Form courses, courses offered by external providers and apprenticeships. It also offers the chance to speak to Sixth Form students who are already studying subjects that they may be interested in and the opportunity to meet with our Careers South West Advisor. Additionally, Year 11 students meet individually with a senior teacher to ensure that they are on course to achieve their career aspirations.
TABLE VI FORM
Careers education at CSIA helps to provide pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. All job roles require the skills and knowledge gained through this study.
In addition, students at our Nexus campus regularly meet with employers and research professionals from further education establishments to look at STEM opportunities. Evening seminars are open to the whole school population and are open to students from across the county. A recent talk which involved our Year 10 – 12 students was from an admissions officer from Oxford University.
All Key Stage 4 and 5 students have access to a Careers Fair. This is an incredible opportunity which is hosted in conjunction with Cornwall Education Business Partnership and Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. It is designed to bring the world of work to students enabling them to network with a wide range of employers.
Employers represented at our 2017 Fair included: Tesco, Rick Stein, Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, Cornwall Housing, National Careers Service, Children’s Hospice South West, Dynamo Healthcare, SERCO, Get In Cornwall, Nurturing Excellence, Cornish Pirates, Coachmakers, Springboard, Pendennis Shipyard, Plymouth Argyle, 3D Kernow, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, Falmouth University, RAF, Navy/ Marines, The Army, University of Exeter, Coodes Solicitors, National Citizenship Service, Next Steps Cornwall, Plymouth University Medical Dental, EBP, Seiche Ltd, RG Kellow Ltd and Allied Health.
Our Careers Day allows students from across the school to interact with employers and outside agencies. Our 2017 Chemistry in the workplace workshops enabled students from all key stages to have a hands-on experience of how chemistry may be applied in different roles. Key Stage 3 students also meet with University Ambassadors to discuss life at University.
INVESTORS IN CAREERS AWARD
We are currently working towards the Investor in Careers award. Investor in Careers is a quality standard for the management of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and is now the most widely used quality award of its kind recognised nationally across the country. There are 3 stages to undertake to achieve the full award. We are at Stage One, which involves us as a school demonstrating our commitment to careers education, information, advice and guidance and the Quality in Careers Standard. We are confident that the work that we do, and our future plans will enable us to achieve the full award. You will be kept updated via this webpage and our bulletin as we progress through the stages. For more information about the award please see the Investors in Careers website
Careers literature is accessible by all students in the Learning Zone, VIth Form Centre and in 49a with Mrs Gellatly (Head of CEIAG). Useful online resources for independent careers advice and guidance are as follows:
www.cswgroup.co.uk(link is external) – Careers SouthWest Group
www.careerpilot.org.uk(link is external) – Careers Pilot
www.icould.com(link is external) – iCould
www.plotr.co.uk(link is external) – Plotr
www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk(link is external) – National Careers Service
www.nextstepscornwall.co.uk(link is external) – Next Steps Cornwall
www.unifrog.org(link is external) – Unifrog
www.ucas.co.uk(link is external) – UCAS
Mrs Susan Gellatly BA (Hons); PGCE; MEd Head of Citizenship, PSHE and Careers; Teacher of Geography
All Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 tutors