Careers Programme – Key Stage 5

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 12

Work Experience All students in Year 12 are given a week’s work experience. Our work experience lead supports students and ensures relevant preparation is completed before and that students do a reflection piece on their placement allowing them to review what they have taken away from the experience and how it has helped enhance their future prospects.
Future Pathways Week During this week students will take part in work experience and industry visits.

They will begin their Ucas application process, or begin their search for an apprenticeship with the support of the sixth form team, careers advisor and academic tutors.

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.

Ucas Convention Year 12 students are taken to the Sheffield Arena to the Ucas convention. At this event, all universities from across the United Kingdom are present giving students the availability to speak with university representatives and find out more about the wide range courses.
Futures First – Hall Cross Academy Alumni Futures First are hosting an employer event, Hall Cross Academy alumni will come into the academy for the day and run different employer based workshops. Students will learn about their post Hall Cross experiences and how they pursued their current career.
National Apprenticeship Week During academic tutor time, students were given different activities to take part in to learn about the pros and cons of apprenticeships and to find out more about the different employers offering higher and degree level apprenticeships.
University Open Day Visits Each Year there are two visits organised to attend two different university open days. These visits are open to all students in Year 12.
Start – Careers Online Activities Each student in Hall Cross Academy will have an account with Start. This is a career programme that can support students in exploring careers, finding those that match their personality and interests. Start provides guidance on employability skills, gaining work experience, university information and much more.

In addition to this, students can keep a record of all activities they have been involved, whether this be a careers day, work experience or even the school performance.

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 18 as well as future career goals. Students are provided with various career resources for additional careers guidance

Year 13

Ucas and Student Finance The Ucas and student finance evening is aimed at Year 13 and their parents, informing them about the ucas process and what to expect and a presentation from student finance regarding the support available to students.

This year the information will be online for parents and students to access and any questions can be emailed into the sixth form team.

1-1’s  Each student in Year 13 receives at least one 1-1 with their academic tutor to gain support either with their Ucas application or other post 18 plans.
Start – Careers Online Activities Each student in Hall Cross Academy will have an account with Start. This is a career programme that can support students in exploring careers, finding those that match their personality and interests. Start provides guidance on employability skills, gaining work experience, university information and much more.

In addition to this, students can keep a record of all activities they have been involved, whether this be a careers day, work experience or even the school performance.

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 18 as well as future career goals. Students are provided with various career resources for additional careers guidance
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