Academy Life

Careers Programme Year 7 - 11

One of our key Trust values is AMBITION.  From the outset, each academic year, students receive a succession of careers lessons delivered as part of the PSHE programme. A spiral curriculum is delivered, with age related content. This culminates in our annual November careers fair for all year groups featuring a range of local sixth forms, colleges and employers. A brief summary of what students learn follows.

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Please click on the link below to see the overview of planned careers encounters:

Careers Encounters 23-24 

In year 7 students will:

  • Reflect on their personal qualities, skills and the way the relate to their peers
  • Understand more about how they learn
  • Reflect on what makes them happy and how to seek support

In year 8 students will:

  • Learn about the variety of careers pathways available to them post-16
  • Set personal targets to help them to achieve their goals
  • Make links between what they do now and how it results in what happens in the future

In year 9 students will:

  • Learn about employability skills and evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Prepare for choosing their Options by considering career pathways
  • Visit a university to inspire their future

In year 10 students will:

  • Enjoy a range of visits from post-16 colleges to understand the local opportunities available to them
  • Participate in Y10 work experience, at a place of their choice to get real insight of a workplace that interests them
  • Develop interview and CV writing skills

In year 11 students will:

All students in year 11 need to decide what to do once leaving Bournville School.  Be supported to complete application forms and partake in interviews.

  • Enjoy a range of visits from post-16 colleges to understand the local opportunities available to them
  • Be supported in conducting useful research into local providers, including impartial careers guidance interviews


There is a large amount of information available on the Unifrog website:  please see Mrs R Field for further Unifrog support.