Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Advice for Parents and Students

What we offer in each year group

Year group

Activities offered to students

Year 7

  • Careers education: Employer engagement.  How can curriculum subjects be applied in the workplace?
  • Careers Education: Pathways.  What is college?  What is an apprenticeship? What is university?
  • Careers assemblies
  • Student Employer Networking – Employer engagement with 6 or more representatives from a Greater Manchester growth employment sector.
  • Manchester University Gateways programme (12 students)

Year 8

  • Careers education: Employer engagement.  How can curriculum subjects be applied in the workplace?
  • Careers Education: Pathways.  What is college?  What is an apprenticeship? What is university?
  • Careers assemblies
  • Student Employer Networking – Employer engagement with 6 or more representatives from a Greater Manchester growth employment sector.
  • Manchester University Gateways programme (12 students)
  • Employer led mentoring and site visit (8 students)

Year 9

  • Careers education: Employer engagement.  How can curriculum subjects be applied in the workplace?
  • Careers Education: Pathways.  How can my education influence my future lifestyle?
  • Careers assemblies
  • Student Employer Networking – Employer engagement with 6 or more representatives from a Greater Manchester growth employment sector.
  • Manchester University Gateways programme (12 students)
  • Employer led mentoring and site visit (8 students)

Year 10

  • Careers education: Employer engagement.  How can curriculum subjects be applied in the workplace?
  • Careers Education: Pathways.  Site visits to university or vocational college.
  • Careers assemblies
  • Student Employer Networking – Employer engagement with 6 or more representatives from a Greater Manchester growth employment sector.
  • Manchester University Gateways programme (12 students)
  • Information evening for parents regarding GCSE examinations, post-16 options and careers guidance.
  • College application preparation – personal statement writing.
  • Begin personal careers interviews – Connexions Adviser
  • Salford City College taster days.
  • University residential visits via GM Higher programme.
  • Oxford University visit

Year 11

  • Careers education:  preparation for Life Beyond GCSE
  • Personal Careers interviews – Connexions Adviser
  • Support in college applications process.
  • Careers assemblies
  • Salford College interviews in the Academy.
  • Salford City College familiarisation sessions with pastoral team.
  • Engagement with summer programmes e.g. NCS and Babington.
  • Follow up phone calls in September to check student destinations and ensure Connexions engagement.