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More information regarding Yr11 and post-16 choices can be found here.

 

Cambourne Village College is committed to providing the best possible Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIG) to all our students, provided fairly and equitably. We aim to do everything we can to inspire, encourage and equip each one of them to realise their talents and potential, and have fulfilled and successful working lives. Encouraging a growth mindset is an important part of this. We understand the importance of this work in the context of the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The elements of CEIG provision are as follows:

  • Careers Education, including dedicated careers lessons, subject lessons linking curriculum learning to careers, work related learning (work experience and careers events etc).
  • Career Information, on all education and employment routes, provided through various channels and media, including the Careers Library and online resources.
  • Career Guidance, both impartial and independent, offered with open access to a careers professional, teaching and other staff, as well as external sources such as employers and professional bodies.

We benchmark our provision against best practice nationally, monitor our provision and student destinations, and we develop our provision using feedback from students, staff and others. Students provide feedback to our CEIG provision through our annual survey and through conversations with our staff. We evaluate the success of our provision not just through the quantitative measures of destinations and outcomes but also through this qualitative feedback we receive. 

Careers Programme

Year 7

Students have access to 1:1 careers meeting with a Careers Advisor / Senior Leadership Team

PSHE lessons:

•   Pupils consider who they are

•   Key traits they have

•   Key skills they have

•   Students to start to think about what careers there are in the world around them

Careers Event – guest speakers from various companies

 

Year 8

Students have access to 1:1 careers meeting with a Careers Advisor / Senior Leadership Team

PSHE lessons :

•   Creation of a personal profile to identify ‘Core interest Career Orientation’ (using a program of study made by Talentino)

•   Entrepreneur Introduction – Dragon’s Den task

•   Pupil’s create their own personal brand

Careers Event – guest speakers from various companies

 

Year 9

Students have access to 1:1 careers meeting with a Careers Advisor / Senior Leadership Team

PSHE lessons:

•   Using their Core Interest Career Profile pupils are introduced to a number of jobs and evaluate whether these line up with their skills and look at what key features run through the jobs they have identified. Pupils can then research further in these areas.

•   Using their profile again and the research of the jobs pupils identify those GCSE’s that will help them in their pathway

Options Evening

Guest speakers – various career talks from representatives from various companies

Introduction to Labour Market Information 

 

Year 10

Students have access to 1:1 careers meeting with a Careers Advisor / Senior Leadership Team

PSHE lessons:

•   Work using their Careers profile to identify particular employers

•   CV writing

•   Work experience placement research

•   Interview preparation

Apprenticeship Assembly

Introduction to Work Experience – 1 week placement

Taster Days at Post 16 providers

Guest Speakers from industry

 

Year 11

Students have access to 1:1 careers meeting with a Careers Advisor / Senior Leadership Team

PSHE lessons:

•   Introduction to Mychoice16

•   Options for 16-18

•   Personal Statement writing

•   Interview preparation

Post 16 evening – an opportunity to meet with sixth form / apprenticeship providers

Guest speakers from industry

 

Local Employers

We value collaboration with local employers, and are keen to work with local businesses, charities and organisations to enhance our students career education and experience of the world of work. If you are a local employer and would like to collaborate with us, we would love to hear from you!

There are lots of ways to get involved, this could be talking to our students about the industry that you work in and your career journey so far, hosting a workplace visit, leading/participating in a career focused classroom activity or sharing/developing resources regarding employability skills and local labour market information.  

Please contact Katoushka Larbey-Douglas if you would like to get involved.

 

Parents

You can find lots more information on careers, including access to up-to-date information about the labour market, future study options and career paths on the careers page of the CATalogue.

 

Careers Lead

Timothy Thomas

Email: tthomas@cambournevc.org

 

Post-16 destination data for Cambourne VC Pupils

Specific post 16 destinations % comparison 

Year

%Employment

%Left the UK

%Apprenticeship

%NEET

%Football Scholarship

%Joined the forces

%Unknown

%The Oakes Sixth Form College

%Comberton Sixth Form

%Hills Road Sixth Form

%Long Road Sixth Form

%Impington International College

%Parkside Sixth Form

%Cambridge Academy of Science and Technology

%Shuttleworth

%College of West Anglia

%Cambridge Regional College

%Other institution

CamVC intake 2013/2018 leaver

1

0

4

0

0

0

1

0

23

18

17

1

0

0

0

2

22

11

CamVC intake 2014/2019 leaver

1

0

2

0

0

0

3

0

24

23

16

5

1

0

2

1

19

3

CamVC intake 2015/2020 leaver

0

2

1

0

2

1

1

1

22

25

25

1

1

1

1

1

19

0

CamVC intake 2016/2021 leaver

 

 

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

1

23

22

28

1

0

0

1

2

16

3

 

General post 16 destination % comparison 

Year

%Staying in education

%Moving into apprenticeships

%Moving into employment

%NEET

%Destination unknown

%Left UK

%Joined the forces

CamVC intake 2013/2018 leaver

95

4

1

0

1

0

0

CamVC intake 2014/2019 leaver

94

2

1

0

3

0

0

CamVC intake 2015/2020 leaver

95

1

0

0

1

2

1

CamVC intake 2016/2021 leaver

97

2

0

1

0

0

0

 

Date of Review of the Year 11 process: January 2022