Careers programme KS3, KS4 and KS5

Each Key Stage within the school has access to a wide range of resources to help determine next courses of study or future employment.  At present due to social distancing regulations we are unable to offer all the face to face opportunities and trips normally available to students but are working actively to support students with extra virtual opportunities. 

 

JHGS ENTERPRISE ADVISORS

Enterprise Advisers are business volunteers who work in senior roles. They volunteer their time and help schools to increase their engagement with local businesses and  provide access to local careers resources.  JHGS have two Enterprise Advisors:-

 

Alan Haley, has been working with JHGS for two years supporting the Careers programme;  after 26 years running tech-marketing agency Europa Communications, Alan is now working on a freelance basis. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanhaleyconsult/).  

 

Tom Brooks joined JHGS in September 2020 and is a Local Director for Metro Bank in High Wycombe.   Tom is responsible for delivering Metro Banks commercial proposition in High Wycombe and the retention of both retail and commercial accounts.    (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-brooks-2341ab86/). 

 

Both Alan and Tom support JHGS in providing a commercial insights to the school, topics in the curriculum and engaging local businesses.

 

Please click on the relevant link below to view more about each Key Stage's programme.

Key Stage 3

CAREERS ACTIVITIES KS3

Key Stage 3

Due to the Covid situation, many of the JHGS published career activities are unable to take place as planned.

JHGS is currently researching alternative ways to provide students with pathway advice during the academic year and to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks.

 

 

Year 7

 

Careers lessons - during PSD 

Access to software via the JHGS website and Google Classroom, Higher Ideas, Job Explorer Database,  Eclipse, Fast Tomato

Opportunity to attend a varied programme of careers talks

Varied programme of school trips to commercial and educational establishments support career research

Opportunity to compete in Rotary Technology tournament

Opportunity to participate in a team building residential activity in September

Access to a comprehensive careers library available in the LRC

Access to Google Classroom – KS3 Careers – where current opportunities/events are advertised

Labour Market information available via Eclipse and Fast Tomato

Careers information provided in the student/parent bulletin on a regular basis

 

Year 8

 

Careers lessons – during PSD to support students thinking about their GCSE choices

Take your son to work day - during the Autumn term to assist students to think about their GCSE choices

GCSE parent and student information evening 

Access to software via JHGS website and Google Classroom, Higher Ideas, Job Explorer Database, Eclipse, Fast Tomato

Opportunity to attend a varied programme of careers talks 

Varied programme of school trips to commercial and educational establishments to support career research

Opportunity to compete in Rotary Technology tournament

Opportunity to compete in the Mock Trial competition

Access to a comprehensive careers library available in the LRC

Access to Google Classroom – KS3 Careers – where current opportunities/events are advertised

Labour Market information available via Eclipse and Fast Tomato

Careers information provided on the student/parent bulletin on a regular basis

Year 9

 

Careers lessons - during PSD

All Year 9 students participate in the I-PAC scheme - (Interview Preparation and Career) which includes the preparation of a personal statement and a formal interview from a local employer

Access to software via JHGS website and Google Classroom, Higher Ideas, Job Explorer Database, Eclipse, Fast Tomato

Opportunity to attend a varied programme of careers talks throughout the school year

Varied programme of school trips to commercial and educational establishments to support career research

Opportunity to compete in Rotary Technology tournament

Opportunity to compete in Mock Trial Competition

Opportunity to participate in Instron Engineering taster day

Careers coordinator attends Parents' Evening to provide pathway information

Comprehensive careers library available in the LRC

University prospectus & local college brochures available in LRC

Access to Google Classroom – KS3 Careers – where current opportunities/events are advertised

Labour Market information available via Eclipse and Google classroom

Careers information provided on the student/parent bulletin on a regular basis

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4

Due to the Covid situation, many of the JHGS published career activities are unable to take place as planned.

JHGS is currently researching alternative ways to provide students with pathway advice during the academic year and to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks.

 

Year 10

 

Careers lessons during PSD

Access to software via JHGS website and Google Classroom, Higher Ideas, Job Explorer Database. Eclipse, Fast Tomato

Opportunity to attend a varied programme of careers talks throughout the school year

Varied programme of school trips to commercial and educational establishments to support career research

Opportunity to compete in Rotary Technology tournament

Careers coordinator attends parents evenings to provide pathway information

All students in Year 10 offered the opporutnity to attend the Bucks Skill Show in the school day

Local debating competitions/Youth Speaks participation

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme - Bronze

Students have access to a one to one Adviza appointment

Comprehensive careers library available in the LRC

University prospectuses & local college brochures available in the LRC

Access to Google Classroom – KS4 Careers – where current opportunities/events are advertised

Labour Market information available via Eclipse and Google classroom

Careers information provided on the student/parent bulletin on a regular basis

 

Year 11

 

Careers lessons during PSD to outline students pathways post Year 11

Access to software via JHGS website and Google Classroom, Higher Ideas, Job Explorer Database, Eclipse, Fast Tomato

Opportunity to attend a varied programme of careers talks

Varied programme of school trips to commercial and educational establishments to support career research

Opportunity to compete in Rotary Technology tournament

Careers coordinator attends Parents' Evenings to provide pathway information

Morrisby Profiling offered to all Year 11 students (sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland)

Opportunity to attend local Careers Fairs  and the Wycombe High School High Education and Careers evening

Opportunity to attend the Bucks Skill Show on the public day

Sixth Form Open Evening – to assist in A level choices

Opportunity to attend A Level Taster Day in school

All students interviewed by SLT in respect of their Sixth Form/career choices

Students have access to a one to one Adviza appointment

Comprehensive careers library available in the LRC

University prospectuses & local college brochures available in the LRC

Information about employment/apprenticeships included in Parent Bulletin

Medsoc - supports students who are thinking about careers in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science

Access to Google Classroom – KS4 Careers – where current opportunities/events are advertised

Labour Market information available via Eclipse and Google classroom

National Citizen Service promoted to Year 11

Opportunity for a one to one discussion with the National Careers Service in the school day

 

Key Stage 5

CAREERS ACTIVITIES KS5

Key Stage 5

Due to the Covid situation, many of the JHGS published career activities are unable to take place as planned.

JHGS is currently researching alternative ways to provide students with pathway advice during the academic year and to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks.

 

Year 12

&

Year 13

 

Programme of PSD lessons to support Pathways choices post Year 13

Opportunity to participate in Work Experience – career or degree based

Access to software via JHGS website and Google Classroom, Higher Ideas, Job Explorer Database. Eclipse, Fast Tomato

Opportunity to attend a varied programme of careers talks and talks and events at Universities

Information about Russell Group Universities available on the Sixth Form website

Information about job opportunities/apprenticeship programmes included on the Sixth Form and Parent Bulletins

Varied programme of trips to commercial and educational establishments to support career research

Opportunity to compete in Rotary Technology tournament

Careers coordinator attends Year 12 Parents' Evening to provide information on pathway choices

Access to a one to one Adviza appointment

Year 12 students are given the opportunity to participate in Morrisby, funded by JHGS

In-house UCAS day to support students with University choices

UCAS evening

Students have the opportunity to visit Universities independently during school time (three visits per annum)

Programme of talks from Universities

Comprehensive careers library available in the LRC

University prospectuses available in LRC

Oxbridge preparation day

Medical awareness day – Wycombe High School

Medsoc - supports students who are thinking about careers in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science

Opportunity to attend local Careers Fairs –  Wycombe High School Higher Education and Careers Fair

Access to Google Classroom – KS5 Careers – where current opportunities/events are advertised

Careers information provided on the student/parent bulletin on a regular basis