Careers information and guidance is available to all. At Cecil Jones Academy; we want all students to make good choices for the future – ‘informed decisions are good decisions’

Your School Careers Advisor is:

Mr Steward

You can contact her Monday to Fridays within the Academy

WHAT IS IT? 

Careers is to help students think about and plan their future; Careers is to help students find out which pathway is best for them. To enable good understanding and positive attitudes, we aim to engage with parents and give them access to Careers: Bill Law’s ‘Community Interaction Theory’ states how our perceptions about careers are gained from within our communities. By working in partnership we hope to ensure positive outcomes for all our students.

At Cecil Jones we aim to provide timely, impartial advice and guidance.

HOW IS IT PROVIDED?

Careers information is provided to students in different formats –

In person through:

  • 1:1 interviews are available in to look at future pathways.
  • Careers sessions are provided to students through PSHE lessons and presentation lessons given to each tutor group at each transition stage
  • Future Pathways programme at sixth form.
  • Careers information and pathways are included in schemes of learning at every key stage annually.
  • Careers trips to a range of places including Careers Events, Insight days and to visits to Further and Higher Education Colleges

In written form through:

  • Careers books, magazines and information is available in the library.
  • University/ Futures area within the sixth form common room.
  • Future Pathways programme at sixth form.

Interactively through internet links:

  • Kudos – an Online Career Guidance platform for 12-18 year olds which students all have access to and are able to repeat and explore as they wish.
  • Useful websites

CAREERS PLANNING INFORMATION: USEFUL WEBSITES

Pathways

Pathways is the term used to refer to the different paths students may take. At secondary school these will occur at KS4 & KS5. Pathways are the qualifications with their levels and the routes that students can take to acquire them.

Look at the ‘Levels and Qualifications’ table showing these pathways.

Choosing an appropriate pathway will involve choosing an appropriate course and where to do it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a full description of qualifications click below:

https://www.brightknowledge.org/education/diplomas-nvqs-btecs

FAQs:

KS4

What is the difference between GCSE and BTEC?

  • GCSEs have more exam assessment. BTEC have different grades: Pass, Merit and Distinction
BTEC Pass(P) = GCSE C/5 BTEC Merit(M) = GCSE B/6 BTEC Distinction(D) = GCSE A/8 BTEC Distinction*(D*) = GCSE A*/9

What is a pass at GCSE?

  • Grade 4 is the lowest pass to be accepted. Grades 5 + are ‘Good’ grades; Grades 1-3 are needed for L2 qualifications

KS5

What is the difference between BTEC Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Extended Diploma?

  • BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas can be taken alongside A Levels. Extended Diplomas are the equivalent to 3 Levels.

The passes have points which can be used to qualify for university courses:

In applications submitted for 2018 admissions onwards, the Level 3 BTEC Nationals (QCF) will qualify for the following UCAS tariff points. : http://www.tbshs.org/docs/3958-UCAS.pdf

Kudos

Kudos is the leading career development service helping you to explore, develop and maximise your potential.

https://kudos.cascaid.co.uk