All students at Oasis Academy receive Careers information and advice.
This starts when students are choosing their KS4 options towards the end of Year 8. Their subject tutors and mentors are there to advise them so each student makes an informed choice about their future studies. In addition to this, careers workshops are arranged for students hosted by parents and local businesses/companies from a wide variety of professions and industries. This gives students the opportunity to find out more about careers they are already interested in, as well as make them aware of pathways they have not have been previoulsy; this includes what qualificaions are needed for the particular career.
During Key Stage 4, every student receives a ‘one-to-one’ careers interview with an experienced Careers Advisor. Our partnership with Coulsdon College means our students have access to their full-time Careers department and College staff also deliver assemblies and provides career-focus tutorial resources to help guide our students on their KS5 choices. We also have a contract with Cfbt Careers Service. The Advisor is with us one day a week and also offers a ‘drop-in’ service as well as scheduled interview times for students. She also attends events such as Parents Evenings, our Post 16 Guidance Day and our very successful Careers Convention which caters for all opportunities for KS4 students.
All Year 11 students are informed of the Post 16 opportunities available to them and supported in their applications to Colleges and to other Further Education centres of their choice. They are given detailed information about this process. They also receive information about financial competency from Barclays Bank.
Year 10 students take part in a week long work experience programme during the Summer Term. They are fully prepared for this beforehand and then shown how to make use of the skills they have learnt when they return to school.
Year 11 students are also given the opportunity to participate in the national ‘Young Enterprise Scheme’ and ‘The Duke of Edinburgh Award’ and are also encouraged to take up volunteering. Students are advised as to how these activities will all help towards their future employment.
Careers guidance on offer to students is reviewed at the start of each academic year, with appropriate changes made in conjunction with DfE Guidance as well as student feedback to measure impact and usefulness.
For further information about our careers programme please contact our careers coordinator, Tamzin Moore.
Click here to view our Careers Provider Access Policy