St Thomas More Catholic Academy & Sixth Form College

With grace and humility,
glorify the Lord by your life

Careers Programme

Key Stage 3, 4 and 5

How St Thomas More will help students  make an informed decision about their future options and prepare them for the world of work.

In Year 7, by…

  • Personal Development & Form Tutor Sessions on identifying and understanding key interests and career aspirations
  • Activities to help students understand employability skills and sectors 
  • Visiting speakers from an array of industries 
  • Enterprise challenge with The Talent Foundry 
  • Presentations on increasing and decreasing industry sectors

In Year 8, by…

  • Personal Development & sessions with form tutors to further develop employability skills and help students understand how interests link to careers
  • Activities & assembly to build awareness of labour market information​

  • Visiting speakers from industry 
  • Engineering workshop with Energy Quest
  • Assembly talks on apprenticeships, T levels & Vocational routes & university
  • Initial 1:1 careers meeting to discuss aspirations 
  • Visit to Careers Fair ​

  • Visit to Big Bang Fair
  • Opportunity to attend Esports workshop at Warwick university

In Year 9, by…

  • Personal Development & Tutor sessions to further develop skills & competencies & how these link to pathways to raise awareness for GCSE options
  • Activities & assembly to build awareness of labour market information​

  • Visiting speakers from industry 

  • Future day with university of Bath

  • Assembly talks on apprenticeships, T levels & Vocational routes

  • Teentech challenge​

  • Visit to Careers Fair ​

  • Visit to the university of Leicester

  • Channel 4 workshop

In Year 10, by…

  • PD & Tutor sessions to further develop personal profile & preferred work environments

  • Activities to develop CV writing Skills

  • Visiting speakers from industry ​

  • University workshops

  • Assembly talks on apprenticeships, T levels & Vocational routes

  • Financial awareness sessions

  • Visit to a careers fair

  • Visit to what career live event

  • Work experience

  • Army Elite Skills Academy

  • Mock interviews

In Year 11, by…

  • PD & tutor sessions to research post 16 options and futher develop personal profile ​

  • Activities to develop personal statements ​

  • ​Visiting speakers from industry

  • Assembly talks on apprenticeships, A Levels, Univeristy and Vocational routes

  • 1:1 impartial careers guidance interviews​

  • 1:1 support with college/apprenticeship applications​

  • Visit to a careers fair​

  • Year 11 mentor support​

  • Mock interviews with representatives from various industries and feedback

In the Sixth Form, by…

  • PD & tutor sessions to research post 18 options and further develop personal profile​

  • Volunteering fair ​

  • Work experience​

  • UCAS introduction and actitivities to develop personal statements ​

  • Visiting speakers from industry

  • Assembly talks on apprenticeships, University​

  • 1:1 careers interviews​

  • Visit to careers fair​

  • Visit to a UCAS fair​

  • Student finance presentation​

  • Mock interviews and feedback from employers

  • Volunteering fair ​

  • 1:1 support with personal statements ​

  • Visiting speakers from industry ​

  • Assembly talks on apprenticeships, technical qualifications and University​

  • 1:1 support with apprenticeship applications​

  • Independent living workshops