At Carshalton Boys Sports College we recognise the importance of high quality impartial Careers Advice and Guidance and employ a qualified independent Careers Adviser who works with students and parents throughout their time in the school and Sixth Form.  We recognise that the world of work is rapidly changing and that the 21st century brings with it many careers that did not exist in the 20th century.  The need for young people to be equipped with transferable skills, knowledge and interpersonal skills to manage their career journeys successfully has never been more important.

Careers education and guidance is a key entitlement to all students. With clear goals and focus, students are often motivated to achieve their best outcome.

At Carshalton Boys Sports College, careers education and guidance delivered in a number of ways:

  • Impartial and Independent Careers Advice
  • Pastoral and year group activities
  • Embedded curriculum opportunities in all Key Stages
  • Events and Trips
  • Aim Higher Programme and Events
  • UCAS Programme
  • PIXL Edge
  • Kudos Careers Software

Independent Careers Advice:

The school employs an external Independent adviser to complement other careers provision.  Ethney McCulloch from Prospects is available at the school every Tuesday, based in H02.

In key year groups priority careers interviews will be arranged, but any student can request an interview through Suzanne Barker, PSO for 6th Form and Yr 11. Parents are welcome to attend appointments by arrangement and careers action plans will be sent home to parents and students for reference.

For further details, please click here to reference the Prospects flyer.

In September of each year, Year 11 and 13 are prioritised for next step interviews. Students are targeted based on clear identification on need and support requirements. Student progress in securing “next steps” are monitored weekly and ongoing intervention is in place based on information obtained.

Careers Education and Guidance in Key Stage 5:

Students receive advice and guidance on potential careers through the Tutor programme, career events and individual support and mentoring by members of the Post 16 team.  Students are supported with UCAS statements, applications for apprenticeships or other employment, as well as accessing the Prospects Adviser.

Further details of our UCAS programme can be found by clicking here.

Further details of our job seekers programme can be found by clicking here.

Careers Education and Guidance in Key Stage 4:

The data collected from interviews, combined with information about proposed destinations obtained from all students, results in a clear picture about post 16 intentions for Year 11. The data collected about our students means that we can support students in a highly personalised way. 

In the Year 11 Parents Information Evening in September of each year, the post 16 options available are discussed. In the Sutton Borough applications for 6th Forms and Colleges are advised before December, we work to ensure students have made applications prior to that date. Group and individual support will be implemented as required.

Throughout the academic year students will follow a programme including:

  • Next Steps Programme
  • Borough Careers Fair
  • Directions and Destinations
  • Aspire Programme (Target Groups)
  • Aim Higher Activities (Target Groups)
  • Application workshop
  • Mock interviews (as requested)
  • Kudos Careers Software

Careers Education and Guidance in Key Stage 3:

Throughout the key stage students will follow a programme including:

  • Next Steps Programme (All Years)
  • Directions and Destinations (Year 9)
  • Option Evening and Information  (Year 8)
  • Aim Higher Activities (All Years)
  • Independent Careers Interviews (by appointment)
  • Career Group Master classes  (e.g. medical, engineering)
  • Kudos Careers Software

For a video on three Higher Education Engagement case studies, click on the Directions and Destinations Day page link (which can be found at the top of this page - in the left hand column).

Click here if you would like to find out more about Carshalton Boys Sports College students who have pursued Apprenticeship routes after completing 6th Form study.