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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.

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
• 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 employer provision).
• Social Sciences careers evening
• Duke of Edinburgh gold award.
• 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.

"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
"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