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Careers and Future Focus

At Bloxham our focus is on preparing our students for life beyond the school gates, helping them to develop the core skills and academic qualifications they need to succeed in their chosen path. It is the job of our Careers Department to help them identify what that path might be, inspiring them with information about the vast number of career choices available.

We offer a school-wide, co-ordinated approach to careers education, which starts in the First Form and builds throughout the school career. The framework helps each individual to develop the self-awareness and employability skills necessary to make the best-informed decisions at each stage of their academic journey and into their future. Throughout their school careers, students will take part in a comprehensive programme of careers-focused lessons, one-to-one guidance sessions, interactive events and careers fairs, guru lectures and workshops (with industry experts and business leaders), breakfast club meetings with local entrepreneurs, interview training, skills-based profiling and CV-writing. Work experience is strongly encouraged and pupils are given support to find placements in relevant and skills-directed working environments.

Our Careers Department works closely with external careers advisers, teaching staff, tutors and housemasters/mistresses to ensure that each pupil is given complete, multi-tiered support, including support when making essential decisions, including GCSE options and A Level selection.

Of particular interest to Sixth Form students, our Careers Department provides support for UCAS admissions and GAP year planning, and can offer advice about alternative routes into work, via Further Education, apprenticeships or traineeship schemes. We recently enjoyed a fascinating UCAS and Further Education conference with a variety of guest speakers who gave insights into various aspects of these have kindly provided their presentations and notes. To view these documents, please follow this link.

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If you'd like any further advice regarding apprenticeships and what they can offer you, take a look at The Apprenticeship Guide, offering advice, vacancies and the latest news.