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The Careers Team at Allerton Grange will works closely with Sixth Form students to help them prepare for their future career. Ms Jess Walker, based in the Sixth Form, is the main point of contact.

It is our vision at AGS 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.

Click here for details of our Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance Policy and our Working with Post-16 Providers Policy


AGS is committed to fulfilling its statutory duty outlined in section 42A of the Education Act 1997 which requires schools to ensure that all pupils are provided with independent careers guidance from year 8 to year 13.

AGS will ensure that the independent careers guidance provided:

• Is presented in an impartial manner, showing no bias or favouritism towards a particular institution, education or work option.
• Includes information on the range of education or training options, including apprenticeships and technical education routes.
• Promotes the best interests of the pupil to whom it is given.

AGS 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 in each of its academies
• 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: Become ‘work ready’ by developing a range of employability skills through understanding the world of work and present these proficiently during work experience.

• PSHCE programme to cover: job interviews and first impressions, Cyber security and data protection (GDPR), recognising bullying and harassment and ‘marketing’ yourself.
• Leeds Beckett University taster day.
• Careers talks by a wide range of employers.
• Social sciences careers evening.
• UCAS fair to Leeds Beckett University.
• Work experience placement.
• UCAS workshop.
• Support for the Oxbridge programme.
• Introduction to ‘unifrog’ workshop.
• Opportunity to complete the Progression Module.
• Opportunity to work with the organisation ‘Aspiring Professionals’ for selected students.

Year 13 Objective: Demonstrate confidence when accessing careers/pathway support and experience a range of employers and educational providers.

• Employer talks.
• Support for the Oxbridge programme.
• University open days.
• Introduction to ‘unifrog’ workshop.
• Careers meeting with a Careers Advisor.
• Opportunity to complete the EPQ.

 

Useful Links

Students can access a number of specially designed ICT Careers programmes, providing them with up to date, comprehensive information in order to help them make informed and realistic career decisions. Students and their parents/carers can access these programs online, giving them the freedom to use these resources at home in their free time. However, as we subscribe to some of these programs they require a unique code (indicated with a *) to allow students and their families to use them. 
Please call into the careers department to get the access codes and instructions.

Click on the links below to go to the required website

Start Careers UniFrog Future Goals National Apprenticeship Hub UCAS
Start in Leeds National Careers Service Fast Tomato Careers Box Job Explorer Database
"The variety of subjects offered attracted me to Allerton Grange."
- Aisha
"Teachers are always pushing you, always driving you to reach your full potential. You come out knowing you've achieved your best."
- Bradley
"I already went to Allerton Grange and I stayed because the teachers know me so well. I knew I'd get good results."
- Liam
"The pastoral support is amazing; there is always someone to talk to."
- Emma
"The best thing about our sixth form is the teacher support, especially careers support."
- Ghafran
"The teachers are really nice and very helpful. I was surprised with how good my AS results were."
- Harkiran
"Student leadership opportunities have been great; they have provided me with experience to get into university."
- Qasim
"The sixth form is a wonderful multi-cultural society with high standards of teaching. I feel the key to success is through the learning environment that AGS offers."
- Reece