Careers

 

The strength of a school’s legacy largely depends upon the relative successes of the pupils once they have left. The accomplishments of its alumni is undeniably one of the greatest achievements a school can have. Consequently, at Kingswood House, we aspire to provide a bespoke careers programme that is tailored to each individual; this empowers our pupils to make meaningful decisions and to take control of their future from an early age.

Careers at KHS

Throughout the school, a progressive careers-based curriculum is implemented to raise aspirations and inspire the pupils. It is important that they are given regular opportunities to explore the many options available to them and understand the pathway that lies ahead in order to achieve their goals.

The overarching aim of our Careers programme at Kingswood House is to equip our pupils with the confidence, endeavour and resilience needed for them to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Careers Curriculum – A progressive structure

Whole school

Embedded across all year groups, there are guest speakers who provide information about different careers and the journeys that led to their employment. Within our house, whole school and form time assemblies there is an emphasis on working towards future goals as well as the necessary life skills required to realise those ambitions. Pupils are necessarily exposed to careers through the use of selected school trips and workshops.

Year 7

In Year 7, the boys gain access to the Morrisby-approved ‘Fast Tomato’ software as well as form-based career lessons. These facets prepare them for the important decisions involving their GCSE options in Year 8 and allow them to explore the different subject combinations for their future at sixth form at beyond.

The use of the Fast Tomato software, one to one form teacher advice and the immersive delivery of our careers curriculum continues in earnest throughout Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 with the following additions to ensure a progressive structure:

 

Year 8

  • Senior Information Evening
  • Bespoke advice about GCSE options from subject teachers
  • Choosing GCSE options meetings

 

Year 9

  • Senior Information Evening
  • STRIDE Business & Enterprise module
  • Sixth Form open evening
  • Five week Emotional Intelligence course presented by Roz McLeod which focuses on being self-aware, having emotional and social intelligence, resilience, life after Kingswood House, understanding our own strengths and interests, thinking about real confidence and where it comes from, the working world, becoming employable and presentation skills
  • Careers Fairs
  • University Visits

 

Year 10

  • Sixth Form open evening
  • Mock interview practice
  • Careers Fairs
  • University Visits
  • Careers Meetings

 

 Year 11

  • Further Education Meeting with Headmaster and Head of Seniors alongside our visiting careers advisor
  • Careers Fair
  • University Visits
  • Interview preparation
  • Communication with pupils and parents to help make informed decisions about choice of colleges and courses
  • Skills London
  • Summer Internship/apprenticeship information
  • A focus on UCAS and personal statements

 

The overarching aim of our Careers programme at Kingswood House is to equip our pupils with the confidence, endeavour and resilience needed for them to thrive in an ever-changing world. At Kingswood House, we encourage parents to continue the career curriculum at home such as by using the Labour Market tool below to compare different careers. As ever, the effectiveness of a home-school partnership is invaluable in setting each individual on the pathway to fulfil their potential beyond the school gate.

Pupils and parents may wish to use the tools below to find out more about possible career choices and pathways into this – the Careersometer – or even begin by matching interests and skills with future roles and jobs – the Skillsometer.

 

Admissions Update re: Coronavirus

Kingswood House remains open for applications to join the school although additional
safeguards are in place to protect the interests of all parties. Please follow the link to our
admissions page in order to read more about our streamlined process and how to apply for a
place.

 

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