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Career Guidance & Aspirations

Capital City Academy is committed not only to meeting the statutory requirements, but to raising awareness of careers, employability, and work related learning amongst all pupils in a ‘whole school approach’.  With this in mind we offer a supportive, challenging, dynamic educational environment, where entrance into work or higher education is the status quo rather than the exception, where pupils feel they have the self-confidence, determination, integrity and resources for them to make more informed study and career decisions at key moments of choice and transition.

For any Careers related enquiries; please email - workrelatedlearning@capitalcityacademy.org

Please click on the expandable sections below for further information.

Calendar of Events - Autumn Term 2017

Year

September

October

November

December

Year 7

Year 7 Friday 29th IntoUniversity Focus group Choosing Success 30 students

Year 7 Wed 4th – Thu 5th Start Registration  

 

 

 

Year 8

 

Year 8 Start Registration Mon 2nd – Tuesday 3rd

 

Year 8 Mon 30th IntoUniversity Buddy Programme  Focus group 30 students at Centre 

Year 8 Wed 1st IntoUniversity  Focus Group University Trip 30 students

 

 

Year 8 Start Employability Modules Launch TBC

 

Year 8 Thurs 22nd Nov GCSE’S Subjects & Careers, STEM Careers & Start Who am I?

 

Year 8 Thurs 23rd IntoUniversity

Focus Group Learning Techniques 30 students

 

 

Year 9

 

Year 9 Mon 2nd & Fri 14th Start Registration

 

 

Year 9 Wed 8th 10 selected More Able Raising University Aspirations

 

Year 9 Wed 22nd Trading Game, The World of Work, Apprenticeships & Start Who Am I ? 

 

Year 10

 

Year 10 Wed 11th – 13th Start Registration  

 

Year 10 from Mon 4th Market Skills London 2017 for Sat 25th Nov

 

Year 10 10 selected More Able Raising University Aspirations

 

Year 10 Wed 15th ‘Studying languages at university’

Year 10 Wed  22nd Nov Your Choice Post 16, The World of Work, Apprenticeships,  Apprenticeship routes into science and health care,

 

Year 10 Fri 24th Nov IntoUniversity Focus Group 25 selected students Credit Suisse Challenge visit.

 

Year 10 Careers Survey Week Beginning TBC

Year 11

Year 11 Mon 18th Asset Group Launch

 

Year 11 Thur 14th Onwards One to One Meetings Thu & Fri Weekly

 

Year 11 Week Beginning 18th Market What Career & What University Live

 

Year 11 Thu 21st Fri 22nd Applying To Sixth Form How to make a formal application. 4 LA Groups.

 

Year 11 Mon 25th IntoUniversity Focus Group Education Choices 30 Students

 

Year 11 One to One Meetings Thu & Fri Weekly

 

Year 11 W/B 9th Issue West London Choices Magazine

 

Year 11 W/B 16th Capital 6 Post 16 Survey

Year 11 Fri 6th & Tues 10th Start Registration  

 

Year 11 W/B 16th Begin Canvassing   students,  Presentations at assemblies on-going

 

Year 11 Thu 19th Friday 20th

Applying To Sixth Form How to make a formal application. 4 LA Groups.

 

Year 11 Fri 20th Capital 6 Open Evening invitation letters to go out.

Year 11 Start Employability Modules Launch TBC

 

Year 11 Wed 15th ‘Studying languages at university’

                                         

Year 11 One to One Meetings Thu & Fri Weekly

Year 11 Week Beginning 4th Looking Ahead questionnaires

 

Year 11 from Mon 4th Market Skills London 2017 for Sat 25th Nov

 

 

Year 11 Asset Group Fri 17th PWC Opportunities Making The Leap Assembly

 

 

Year 11 Wed 22nd Nov Career Meeting  

 

Year 11 Thu 23rd Capital 6 Open Evening  NCS The Challenge Stall

 

Year 11 Fri 24th Capital 6 On-line applications open.

 

 

Year 12

Year 12 L2 14th Work Placement Launch

 

Year 12 L2 21st  Work Placement Preparation & Briefing

 

Year 12 Unifrog Launch Fri 22nd Assembly

 

Year 12 W/B 18th SEO Scholars Launch

 

Year 12 Week Beginning 18th Market What Career & What University Live

 

Year 12 L2 28th Work Placement One begins

 

Year 12 Fri 29th 10 Students Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising Unlocked Event

Year 12 Tue 10th Deloitte Micro-Tyco 15 Students

 

Year 12 from Mon 4th Market Skills London 2017 for Sat 25th Nov

 

 

Year 12 W/B 6th Health & Social Care Students Work Experience

 

 

Year 12 Fri 3rd PWC Opportunities Making The Leap Assembly

 

Year 13

 

Year 13 Tues 10th Deloitte Micro-Tyco 5 Students

 

Year 13 Fri 13th Deloitte CV Presentation Assembly

 

Year 13 from Mon 4th Market Skills London 2017 for Sat 25th Nov

 

Year 13 Wed 22nd Deloitte CV Support

 

 

Year 13 3rd PWC Opportunities Making The Leap Assembly

 

 

Whole School

Whole School

Industry Theme: Working In Health & Wellbeing Industries

Whole School

Industry Theme: Working In Health & Wellbeing Industries

Whole School

Industry Theme: Working In Health & Wellbeing Industries

 

Wed 22nd Careers Theme Information Stalls Snack Bar Restaurant

Whole School

Industry Theme:Working In Health & Wellbeing Industries

 

 

Calendar of Events - Spring Term 2018

Year

January

February

March

Year 7

 

 

Year 7 Fri 2nd  IntoUniversity Approaches to Homework Focus group 30 Students

 Year 8

Year 8 date TBC GCSE Option Presentation  Thursday Assembly (MHF) 

Year 8 Thu 22nd Parents and Options Evening

Year 8 1st Options Form handed out Assembly

Year 8 W/B 12th- 23rd Option Meeting

 Year 9

 

Year 9 Wed 28th IntoUniversity Focus Group Careers Carousel 30 students

 

Year 10

 

 

Year 10 Tue 13th IntoUniversity Focus Group Entrepreneurship/Enterprise 30 students

 

Year 10 Mock Interviews Tuesday 27th March

 

Year 11

Year 11 One to One Meetings Thu & Fri Weekly

 

Year 11 Tue 23rd Capital 6 Information Stall, Careers Stall & Higher Achievers Meeting

 

Year 11 NCS The Challenge Presentation Date TBC

 

Year 11 Sat 27th Capital 6 Admissions Meetings.

 

Year 11 One to One Meetings Thu & Fri Weekly

 

Year 11 Mon 5th Into University Focus Group University Life 30 students

Year 11 One to One Meetings Thu & Fri Weekly

Year 12

Year 12 L2 Thu 4th Placement Review in School

 

Year 12 L2 Thu 11th Placement Two Begins

Year 12 Inspire me Week 10 students 12th – 16th

 

Year 12 L2 Fri 23rd and each Fri until completed One To One Meetings

 

 

Year 12 Bank of England trip Business Thursday 1st March

Year 12 Middlesex North London UCAS fair Friday 9th March 2018 PM

Year 12 Asset Group Oxbridge Conference  Tuesday 27th March

Year 12 L2 Thu 22nd Complete Placement 2

Year 13

Year 13 beginning Thu 4th and each Thu & Fri until complete One to One Not Going To Uni Meetings

 

Year 13 Mon 15th UCAS Final Deadline

 

Year 13 13th 14th & 15th IntoUniversity Focus Group One To One Personal Statements  30 Students

 

Year 13 Fri 16th IntoUniversity Focus Group Skills For The Future 30 students

 

Whole School

Whole School

Industry Theme:

Engineering, Construction & The Environment

Whole School

Industry Theme:

Engineering, Construction & The Environment

Whole School

Industry Theme:

Engineering, Construction & The Environment

National Careers Week 5th -9th

STEM Week: 9th -18th

Calendar of Events - Summer Term 2018

Year

April

May

June

July

Year 9

 

 

 

Year 9 Date TBC Oxford Trip More Able

Year 10

Year 10 Selected Students LSE Introduction to Pathways Programme Date TBC

 

Year 10 Tue 22nd Focus Group Communication in the Workplace 30 students

 

Year 10 One to One Meetings Begin Date TBC

 

 

Year 11

Year 11 One to One Meetings Thu & Fri Weekly

 

Year 11 LSE Academic Pathway Programme

 

 

 

Year 12

Year 12 L2 Thu 19th Placement Review

 

Year 12 Mon 25th IntoUniversity Focus Group Writing Personal Statements

Year 12 Tues 3rd Higher Education Conference

 

Year 12 Wed 4th UCAS Registration & Work Shops

 

Year 12 Thu 5th University Visit

 

Year 12 10th-20th Work Experience/Volunteering

 

Year 13

 

 

 

 

Whole School

Whole School

 Industry Theme

Working in Public Services, Business & Finance

Whole School

Industry Theme

Working in Public Services, Business & Finance

Whole School

Industry Theme

Working in Public Services, Business & Finance

Whole School

Industry Theme

Working in Public Services, Business & Finance

Start Programme - Help your child to explore their future

Help your child to explore their future

As part of our commitment to prepare students for a rapidly changing world, we are delighted to announce that we are using an innovative online resource called Start.

Start will help your child to connect with their future career potential, develop their employability and help them to explore future career and study options at school or at home.

How should my child use it?

We have asked students to create their own account for Start at school, but it is accessible anytime on computers and compatible mobile and tablet devices.

Your child will personalise their profile on Start with details about their skills, qualities, interests and work preferences. This provides a starting point for them to explore information matched to their personal preferences and interests. As they update their profile, Start will personalise this information, helping them to navigate the thousands of jobs, courses, providers and opportunities available. Start will help students to understand where they are on their journey and what’s important as they make their choices at GCSE, post-16 and post-18.

We encourage you to use Start with your child at home. Encourage them to rate jobs, qualifications, colleges or universities so that we can see their preferences in order to support them better.

What if you want to use Start yourself?

Parents can also use Start to find out more about jobs, training and study opportunities for yourself. Please do not log in using your child's user details and instead register yourself using the how to register for Start Parent instructions, creating your own username and password.


Please click on the links below to view instructions on how to register for Start.

Start registration - For students

Start registration - For parents

A Guide for Parents - Steering your teenager towards a job and career

Please click the following link to download the guide for parents.

Steering your teenager towards a job and career