Archbishop Holgate’s is committed to developing the life chances of all students, and aims to encourage and inspire them through a comprehensive programme of CEIAG. We are very proud of our C&K Gold Award, which recognises our outstanding practice in careers education. Students participate in a range of activities which include learning about themselves: their personality, strengths and qualities. They will begin to explore different career options in the modern world and gain an awareness of how they begin to research and plan various career paths.

All year groups will meet with employers and other outside agencies to gain independent and impartial advice about the options which are best suited to them as individuals. As part of Careers Advice, Guidance and Development, all students receive high quality impartial careers guidance, which help them to make informed choices about which courses suit their academic needs and aspirations. Students have access to the internal L6 Careers Advisor and pathway meetings with senior leaders. The careers curriculum is enriched through external support with employability embedded into the curriculum across all key stages.

Miss Robinson | Careers Advisor
Call: 01904 411341

Careers Documents

Provider Access Policy
Careers Policy
Student Entitlement for Careers Education
CV and Interview Pack
Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance for Parents
Year 10 Work Experience 2017
Year 12 Internship 2017

Useful Links

Key Stage 3

Year 7
Current ProvisionSTEM enrichment day
Careers also taught in form time
Key focusTo establish a relationship between school and work. Students will explore the impact of decision making, focus on positive role models. Recognise the difference between wants and needs and the consequences of having too much or too little. The scheme develops and introduces the importance of saving and budgeting. Pupils will also consider the role in society of a range of jobs. Year 7 pupils explore careers in STEM. Engaging in workshops delivered by external companies such as Nestle, IEC, Rolls Royce, FERA, Portakabin as well as the university and NYBEP.
Year 8
Current ProvisionThe Real Game, and the Trading Game taught as an enrichment day.
Key focusPupils create an ideal aspirational life style ‘Dream Cloud’. Through the provision of a ‘career’ with set income pupils have to address the reality of their dream whist also learning about Income tax, rent, monthly out goings. Pupils appreciate the qualification requirements of a range of careers, as well as the general working day. With both the Real Game and Trading Game pupils work with mentors from externals business.
Year 9
Current ProvisionIndustry Day enrichment day
PP FSM Green Apples
Key focusTo develop pupils ability to make sound decisions and appreciate the risks involved. Reinforce their positive qualities and develop strategies to improve weaker areas. By focusing on their subject strengths and ideal careers paths consider options available for year 10. Students will investigate possible careers pathways in their chosen field and determine necessary qualifications to achieve them.
Green Apples visit to St John’s university.
Industry Day allows pupils to work with mentors from industry developing their own business, which encourages pupils to become part of a company who design, manufacture, and market and present a product to directors from industry.

Key Stage 4

Year 10
Current ProvisionPreparation for Work Experience
2 weeks work experience
PP FSM Green Apples
Key focusTo further develop the relationship between school and work. Pupils will prepare for work experience through an Enrichment day programme. They will develop skills interview skills, CVs, highlighting attributes, health and safety in the workplace including e-safety. They will carousel through 20min informative workshops including:

  • University Apprenticeship
  • What’s stopping you
  • What employers want
  • Vocational courses
  • Finance
  • Interview Skills

All students will spend time at the careers fair which will include police, engineering, teachers, finance , law, accountancy, military, dentistry, sport, manufacturing, nursing, logistics, IT and hair dressing.
Work experience provides the opportunity to gain knowledge of what employers expect, it allows for pupils to gain skills in independence, initiative, timekeeping team work, self awareness, reliability etc. Many pupils have the potential to gain weekend and holiday jobs.
Green Apples extended day. Widening participation foci FSM PP

Year 11
Current Provision5 lessons taught through PSCHE Banking and Finance
PP FSM Green Apples
Key focusBudgeting, finance, dealing with debt, living expenses and personal statements. Pupils will also consider future pathways through ‘It’s your Choice’ programme which explores, vocational, apprenticeship and a level option routes.
Internal pathway meetings – through SLT, monitored by L6 careers advisor
Organisation of college visits- for pupils wanting to investigate vocational or similar courses.
Work provision for selected pupils including York Care placements- for pupils with SEND assisted work placements.
IAG assemblies for vocational and apprenticeship provision
Revision mentoring YSIS students
Monitor of destination survey- reflect on additional careers provision required.

Key Stage 5

Year 12
Current ProvisionOne week internship placement.
Progression to be tailored to specific needs (University, Apprenticeship, Work)
Monitor Green Apples candidates- track students from other schools
University Fairs Oxbridge visits HE Fairs
Partnership with Higher York to provide impartial advice.
Next Steps- two students in attendance.
1:1 careers guidance meetings.
Careers information and mentoring scheme suited for Work Skills Students.
Job Centre Plus LMI
Key focusTo provide students with the tools to map out plan and research their possible options through a programme of study that will facilitate the necessary resources for further progression identifying what they need to do to allow for the next steps. Pathways will cover, employment, apprenticeship work skills and university.
The Internship programme is to enable students to gain value added for either UCAS, apprenticeship or higher education applications.
Assemblies that cover apprenticeships
HE fair
Year 13
Current ProvisionFocused careers support with individual students including follow up careers advice / interviews
Apprenticeship assemblies and support for L2 through to higher apprenticeships.
Weekly update of careers library information
Assemblies on Student Finance, Apprenticeship applications ..
Individual approach next steps.
UCAS Programme
Careers information and mentoring scheme suited for Work Skills Students.
Job Centre Plus LMI
Key focusEnsure that all students where required are able to access support for future pathway decisions. Making sure that any IAG is updated asap. Careers related information is extended to form tutors.