Careers Support

It is our vision at Allerton Grange School that students acquire and develop the skills needed in an ever- changing global society to manage their careers, sustain employability and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives.

Allerton Grange strives to meet the eight Gatsby Benchmarks that are recognised to be the core dimensions of good careers and enterprise provision in schools:

• To provide a stable careers programme
• To support learning from career and labour market information
• To address the needs of each pupil
• To link curriculum learning to careers where possible
• To provide encounters with employers and employees
• To provide opportunities for and guidance on workplace experiences
• To provide encounters with further and higher education
• To offer personalised, impartial guidance

Year 12 Objective: Gain experience and focus on personal development
  • Aim High programme for students interested in Oxbridge, UCAT or Russell group universities.
    • Applications to the Social Mobility Foundation for qualifying students.
    • Applications for Reach for Excellence Programme with Leeds Beckett University.
    • UCAS fair at Leeds Beckett University
    • “An Introduction to University” day at a local University.
    • National Citizenship Challenge opportunity.
    • The Progression Module qualification.
    • Curriculum trips to universities.
    • 1 week work experience in an industry of interest.
    • “Jobs Talks” morning with a range of employers.
    • Volunteering and enrichment programme.
    • Employer workshops: Into University Programme (workshops are subject to • Introduction to UCAS workshop.
    • Introduction to ‘Unifrog’ workshop
    • Invitation to AGS careers fair hosting many employers and FE providers.
    • Talks from universities.
    • Employer talks.
Planning for Progress
  • Marketing yourself
    • Recognising bullying and harassment
    • Job interviews and first impressions
    • Cyber security and data protection (GDPR)
Year 13 Objective: Gain experience and focus on personal development
  • Support and guidance with UCAS application process
    • All students attend a 1-2-1 meeting with a careers guidance practitioner to discuss their post 18 options and potential future careers.
    • Employer workshops.
    • Support with university application through the AIM high programme.
    • Attendance to university open days.
    • Opportunity to complete the EPQ.
    • Student Leadership Group (interviews and responsibilities).
    • Volunteering and enrichment programme.
    • Curriculum trips to universities.
    • Social Sciences careers evening
    • Invitation to AGS careers fair hosting many employers and FE providers.
    • Student finance talks.
    • Employer talks.
    • National Apprenticeship Service talk.