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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (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.

Tutorial Programme

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

VIth Form

Careers

Self-evaluation

Employability skills

Personal goals

Evaluating the world of work

KS4 options

Self-evaluation

Future pathways

Employment opportunities

Communication skills

Utilising independent careers advice and guidance

SMART targets

Part-time employment

Local labour market

Working practices

Qualifications

University

Stereotypes

Apprenticeships

Trade Unions

Work Experience preparation

Time management

Interview skills

Letters of application

Stress management

Local labour market

Future aspirations

Personal presentation

Health and Safety

Post 16 Options

Accessing independent careers advice and guidance

CV writing

Interview techniques

Balancing working life

University applications

Utilising independent careers information, advice and guidance.

CV writing

Covering letters

Interview skills

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. 

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.

PSHE Days: CEIAG focus

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

VIth Form

Enterprise

Creativity

Employability skills

University Ambassadors

Political careers

KS4 options

Self-evaluation

Future pathways

Employment opportunities

Communication skills

Utilising independent careers advice and guidance

Stereotyping

Employability skills

University Ambassadors

Discrimination laws

Networking

Careers Fair

Financial literacy

Discrimination laws

Working environments

Careers identity

Networking

Careers Fair

Personal Presentation

Post 16 Options

Accessing independent careers advice and guidance

Networking

Careers Fair

 

Employability skills

University applications

Future pathways

Personal presentation

Online networking and social profiles.

 

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.

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 - Careers SouthWest Group

www.careerpilot.org.uk – Careers Pilot

www.icould.com – iCould

www.plotr.co.uk - Plotr

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – National Careers Service

www.nextstepscornwall.co.uk – Next Steps Cornwall

www.unifrog.org – Unifrog

www.ucas.co.uk – UCAS