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University and Careers 

 

 Careers, Employability and Enterprise

Chapeltown Academy provides its students with Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG). Our careers programme aims to support students to develop their academic, social and employability skills needed for lifelong success in a diverse and changing world of work. Through impartial careers guidance, we will encourage all students to have high aspirations for their careers, and build self-confidence.

This programme is led by our UCAS and Work-Related Learning coordinator, Doug Neal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

As part of Minerva learning trust, schools are working together to pool resources and experience to offer greater support to all of our young people.

Careers guidance can take many forms. It is delivered for all students in form time and assemblies as well as on progression days and through one-to-one meetings. In year 12 is is also addressed through Preparing for the Future sessions, Progression week, and there is the aim to reintroduce the work experience programme. We invite in external organisations to show a variety of careers options and build personal skills, we also welcome organisations making contact to offer their services to help with these objectives.

The Academy measures the careers programme through student voice and rates of progression to continued education, apprenticeships, and employment. These figures should be available from October.

Students are encouraged to use resources in their own time, and Chapeltown Academy had partnered with Unifrog (for which all students have a profile set up), and to seek independent careers guidance through the National Careers Service.

Should students want some guidance on their careers and university options, they are encouraged to use Unifrog and/or make an appointment with Doug (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Parents wanting information are also encouraged to contact the UCAS and Work-Related Learning coordinator, Doug Neal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

External organisations can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for forming links with the academy (from a student development or careers perspective). We are hoping to make strong links with local businesses, to show students the opportunities that are available locally, have businesses be aware of the fantastic individuals that we have at Chapeltown Academy, and to help build the skills of our young people, according to the needs of local employers.

 

To support our year 13 students, following their hard work in 2020/21 towards their Centre Assessed Grades, we have a range of presentations that they may wish to look at. There are some sessions on life skills, and health, with more sessions to follow. Please check back regularly for any updates, as there are sessions planned to be made available specifically designed for Y13, around your results day, preparing for university, and general next steps. If there is any demand for specific sessions please contact Doug (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and we shall see if those can be accomodated.

Please click here for the above presentations.

Should anybody external to Chapeltown Academy require access please email Doug Neal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to request access.

 

Information for Y13:

Here's a full guide on student finance

  • GOV.UK – Student Finance
  • You may be able to borrow money to help pay for university or college tuition fees and to help with living costs.

Need help making the decision?

  • UCAS – Decision Making, firm insurance and accommodation
  • Whilst I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who've already sorted out their top-choice universities and are now concentrating hard on getting the grades, final decisions aren't due till May for most people.
  • It's also just about the time when most unis start sending out accommodation information for all their offer holders.

 

Information for Y12:

League Tables for university courses:

 

Guides for Parents:

Here are some links that may help you, help your son/daughter decide:

 

Helpful Links

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