Careers/Post-16 Information

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  Careers Team  
Careers Leader Mrs L Trapnell
Careers Co-ordinator Mrs J Powell
Independent Careers Advisor

Mrs N Coleman

For extra careers information, please click on the link below:

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Careers news


Cove School has now achieved the award for quality in careers standard.

In an ever changing world, managing your career is a lifelong process which begins at school. School teaches young people responsibility and creates habits for the future. Education helps to build opinion and the confidence to have a point of view. Throughout the school we encourage students to develop an understanding of themselves, their strengths and their skills in order to assist them in their future choices on leaving school.

The Prospect Trust Careers Advisors offer specialist, impartial careers and further education support and guidance within school. This includes 1:1 careers interviews, the development of the careers in RSHE programme and the co-ordination of a range of activities which helps to enrich students with ideas to investigate their own futures. We welcome independent external sources of careers guidance through a range of speakers and activities such as STEM and Healthy Living Days as well as opportunities for students to talk to further education providers, employers and universities. Our aim is to enable students to make the right decisions for themselves at key points in their education based on investigation, information and inspiration.

The Library

The library holds a wide selection of college prospectuses and career option information. This literature is constantly updated and available for students to take home. Please visit individual college websites for the most up to date information.

Jacqui Powell is our Careers Co-ordinator. If your child has any queries about careers, they can speak to her in the library.

School Careers Advisor

The Prospect Trust career advisors are in school every Tuesday and Thursday holding 1:1 Post 16 Option advice sessions for year 11 students in their final year at school. All year 11 students will receive an appointment.  During this appointment, students will receive an individual action plan, which they can use as a reference tool.

Post 16 Information

Post 16 information will be shared with students during tutor time and assemblies.

Our Post 16 education information morning is held in school every October during the school day. Representatives from local colleges and Career providers as well as a selection of employers usually visit Cove School offering advice and guidance on the various courses available ranging from A’ Levels, T Levels and apprenticeships. Students will have time to speak to a wide range of Post 16 providers, gather information on courses, college life and the various routes available to them Post 16.

This is an exciting time for students, however with the wide range of choices available it is important that students do as much research into the courses they intend to apply for. Students should apply to more than one Post 16 provider in order to keep their options open until they receive their GCSE results in August.

Students should attend College Open Events - a timetable of which can be collected from the library, alternatively students can log onto the individual college websites to gather this information directly. Some events will require booking and may be virtual.

We aim to offer all students as much guidance and advice to assist them in making informed decisions.

Students can speak to their tutor, Progress Leader and independent careers advisors anytime they need to during their chosen Post 16 application processes.

College applications should be submitted directly to the students' chosen college, the college will then contact the school for a reference, once the school has provided a reference students will be invited into college to attend an interview - this may be virtual.

Post 16 Development plan and Evaluation October 2019

Please note... that Farnborough 6th College interviews are held in Cove School during January - this may be a virtual event.

Students will be given advice and guidance on interview preparation and technique prior to their interview.

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