All students at The Grange School have access to careers guidance in a variety of ways:
- There is dedicated time during PSHE lessons covering such things as Year 9 Curriculum Guidance Process, pay slips, managing money, post-16 progression, interview techniques and writing letters of application.
- In Year 10, students complete a one week work experience. Selection for this, and further information, are available in the autumn term. This is always a highly successful, worthwhile and valuable experience for the students. It is not always possible to match a student’s career aspirations with a work placement, particularly in fields such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary. All placements are vetted and insurance confirmed.
- We were the BTEC School of the Year 2017 and run a series of courses in which our students can receive specialist teaching in subjects as diverse as Engineering, Health and Social Care, and Enterprise. Our Sixth Form consists solely of vocational subjects.
- The school has been fortunate to be able to buy in the services of Ansbury (formerly Connexions), giving all students in Year 10 and 11 the opportunity for an individual interview and careers advice. Our Ansbury adviser can be contacted by email or by referral from a tutor/ Head of Year.
- All students have access to Adviser Online (adviseronline.ansbury.co.uk), through which they can access further support including live web chat.
- The Careers Menu (accessed via the Student Gateway) gives access to a multitude of careers resources (including videos) on a wide range of job opportunities.
In addition, there are many other careers inputs through tutor time and events such as Post 16 Progression Evening, Sixth Form Open Evening, and Year 9 Curriculum Guidance Evening.
Most students in the Sixth Form are able to undertake work experience as part of their course. The Sixth Form also have access to the careers adviser for careers opportunities and UCAS applications.