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Key Stage 4 | Hall Cross Academy
Key Stage 4

Hall Cross Academy aims to provide every student with a positive and impartial careers experience. The careers programme displays the activities that all students take part in, however, we also recognise the importance of meeting student’s individual needs and interests and have attached the whole school career activities to evidence the wide support we offer to your son/daughter during their time at the academy.

Year 10

Activity Outcome
Employability Day, Chamber of Commerce From the employability day students will complete the day leaving with a CV, an understanding of what is expected from an application form, Labour Market Information, they will have had a mock interview workshop and learnt about presentation skills. All valuable tools needed for their future career paths.
Careers Morning There are 3 workshops: Careers Fair/Post 16 Options, Apprenticeships and Sixth Form opportunities. The outcome of this careers event is to ensure students know of all the opportunities available to them after Year 11 so that they can make an informed decision about their post 16 plans.
‘Skills Fest’ Careers Fair at the Doncaster Dome. ‘Designed to inspire, enthuse and motivate young people to think about prospective career available to them and the relevant progression routes they can take to achieve their ‘Dream Job’.’
Apprenticeship activities. As a part of the national apprenticeship week students are given different activities throughout the week to complete with their form tutor. The aim is to make students more informed and to dispel any myths surrounding apprenticeships.
Careers Interview with Level 6 qualified careers advisor. Students receive impartial careers advice and guidance; receive support in looking into all of their options available post 16 and 18 as well as future career goals. Students are provided with various career resources for additional careers guidance.

Year 11

Activity Outcome
Careers Workshops The career workshops cover CV’s, interview skills and how to complete application forms. These are vital skills that students should leave school with and the workshops provide guidance and support in completing these.
Future Pathways Evening The Future Pathways Evening is open to both Year 11 and Year 12 and their parents.
We have universities, employers including the NHS and apprenticeship providers come into the school to provide a careers fair that allows students and parents to get information to support both post 16 and post 18 plans.
Apprenticeship Activities As a part of the national apprenticeship week students are given different activities throughout the week to complete with their form tutor. The aim is to make students more informed of opportunities both post 16 and 18, and to make them aware of the higher level and degree apprenticeships available.
Employer Presentation Aldi have come into Hall Cross Academy and delivered a presentation to our students about the potential career opportunities with their company. Students have learnt about both apprenticeships and graduate schemes along with what it is they look for in their employees.
Hearing directly from an employer has enabled our students a different insight and perspective when it comes to future employment and different aspects they need to consider.
Careers Interviews with Level 6 qualified careers advisor Students receive impartial careers advice and guidance; receive support in looking into all of their options available post 16 and 18 as well as future career goals. Students are provided with various career resources for additional careers guidance.
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A paper copy of the information on our website is available on request to the School.