King Arthur’s School – Careers Programme 2019/2020

A comprehensive Careers Information, Advice and Guidance programme is offered to help support your son/ daughter make informed choices about their future as they move through King Arthur’s. This enables them to be ambitious regarding their future plans. This programme is delivered through PSHE sessions, curriculum lessons and tutor time activities. The programme aims to inspire students to raise their aspirations; achieve their goals; be confident to make the best choices for themselves; and prepare them for a successful and rewarding future.

The aim for a King Arthur’s student should be to research careers and future pathways with confidence, write CV’s, Covering letters and Application forms. They should be aware of their options post 16 and local and wider employment opportunities; be able to talk confidently about their future; they should know their potential and predicted  grades, and be able to agree an action plan with an Independent Careers Adviser.

All students have access to Careers and Work Experience (Year 10) support from the school Careers  & Work Experience Co-ordinator, Mrs Sarah Legg, and have access to independent and impartial Advice & Guidance from the Independent Careers Adviser, Mr Aaron Rigby, who is available in school every Thursday. All students in KS4 will be offered an appointment to discuss their plans with him. Students considering options choices in Year 9 will also have appointments with him. Parents should  contact Miss Andrews, who oversees careers provision with the school should they have any questions.

Letter to parents – Yeovilton Careers Fair


Offer to Students

All students will have access through PSHE and collapsed timetable events to the following programme as outlined:

Year 7

  • Further education provider pop up lunchtime workshops, drop ins and curriculum linked activities
  • Mentoring programme with local members of business community for targeted students
  • Raising aspirations – alumni speakers and speakers in school
  • Team building activities
  • Opportunities to use Careers Pilot to look at potential careers options.
  • Opportunities to visit universities

Year 8

As for Year 7 and also to include:

  • Skills development activities including test your skills and teambuilding
  • Access to careers diagnostic linked to local, regional, national LMI and skills using Career Pilot
  • Raising aspirations and introduction to Higher Education through My Futures event

Year 9

As for Year 7 and also to include:

  • Attendance at regional careers fair
  • Review and revisit diagnostic careers quiz using Career Pilot
  • Options evening with access to local Post 16 providers and opportunities
  • CIAG with Aaron Rigby to help discuss careers options.
  • Discussion with Senior staff to discuss careers options.

Year 10

As for Year 7 and also to include:

  • Year 10 Parents Evening Post-16 provider fair
  • Work experience – preparation, application skills session, CV writing and research
  • Work experience placement
  • Talent academies for identified students
  • Access to Higher Education month activities as appropriate
  • Attendance at college taster days
  • Attendance at Exeter Apprenticeship Fair
  • Individual careers appointments with Independent Careers Advisor to discuss next steps.

Year 11

As for Year 7 and also to include:

  • Individual Careers appointments with Independent Careers Advisor for all students
  • Post 16 and apprenticeship providers individual assemblies and Parents Evening attendance
  • Attendance at Regional Careers Fair
  • Attendance at College taster days
  • Diagnostic careers quiz review as appropriate
  • Targeted additional support for vulnerable students to support Post 16 transition
  • Mock interviews
  • College applications, support from Yeovil and Strode College, Tutors and Careers Co-ordinator
  • Lunchtime engagement session with NCS to promote summer holiday activities
Careers Policy Careers - Access Statement

Link to Employability Skills Guide

Link to Your Future – Choices for 16-19 year olds in Somerset


Here is some information for you and your child to use to discuss career options.

Parents resources (1)

Somerset Post-16 Case Studies to update



General Careers Information Advice & Guidance

The official Government Careers website: check out Explore Careers for specific job info and entry requirements


Real life stories about choosing and exploring careers ideas. Link them to your favourite subjects and do the Buzz Test to see what careers suit you!


Select by area of interest: real people talk about real jobs


Careers using Science and Maths: take a look, the Careers might surprise you!


Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, routes to different qualifications and job sectors, and career tools to help you decide. Includes information on opportunities in the South West


Moving On – Planning your Career after KA

The National Apprentice Service: all you need to know. If you register on here you can search for real apprenticeship vacancies.

The University application website: research Higher Education, Universities and degree level courses in the UK using this one stop shop.

A new comparison website. Search information by university or course and find out statistics about student satisfaction, admissions, employability and much more

University isn’t the only path to success. From apprenticeships to debt-free learning, there are other opportunities out there: take a look at the options


The official graduate website: find out what jobs you could do with a degree subject and much more

Contact Us

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