Last year we had 174 students complete their Year 11 studies with us, of which:
- 99% are now in education or training
- 91% have progressed on to providers which are rated as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted
- 50% here for sixth form provision and are now studying Level 3 A level and BTEC courses
We have our first Year 13 cohort completing their studies with us this year and we excited to see the range of high quality universities and apprenticeships they will apply to.
Careers Programme at Isaac Newton Academy
We aim to equip every student with the knowledge, learning power and character necessary for success at university and beyond
We are striving to achieve the Gatsby benchmarks through support and advice of many external agencies, including The Careers and Enterprise Company.
The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance are
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance.
At INA we continually measure and assess the impact of the careers programme through student, parent and staff questionnaires and our commitment to the BRIDGES programme. Within the BRIDGES programme we develop the character disposition of students and staff which students reflect on bi-annually in dedicated sessions.
If you are in a position to support and enhance our careers offering, or you require futher information, please contact email@example.com or call 020 8911 6666 and direct your enquiry to Mark Crowther-Green, Assistant Principal.
Please regularly check this page for new career opportunities.
Virtual Work Experience
Discover Bath – Summer Fast Track
27th July – 28th August 2020
Who: Year 12 (students who meet our widening participation criteria listed here)
What: Free Intensive Online Study Programme for Year 12 Students
Discover Bath aims to give prospective students a taste of first-year life and study at the University of Bath. You’ll complete an intensive online course in your chosen subject area delivered by University of Bath academic staff and current students. You’ll be fully supported as you complete assignments, develop new knowledge, experience first-year undergraduate study, and undertake a subject-focused project/report.
On completion of the programme, your project/report will be marked and if this meets the required standard and you subsequently apply to study at Bath and receive an offer, you will be eligible for an alternative offer (see website for details).
Find out more: Find out more and apply now Deadline is 12 July.
Be Ready – Webinar Series
Daily until Friday 17 July, 3:15 & 4:15pm
Who: Year 11, 12 & 13 & Parents/Carers
What: Our webinar series offers a wide range of talks and workshops to help you find out more about university, the UCAS application process, courses and life at Bath as well as support with important academic skills for both sixth form and university study. They also include informal Q&A sessions with University of Bath students and admissions staff.
Find out more: Find out more and apply now
Imagen – paid work experience
What: Be paid to share your feedback, ideas and insights with the worlds greatest agencies and brands. Imagen is holding a virtual insights day w/ NFL where 16-25-year-olds will solve real challenges faced by the brand. Imagen believes young people deserve chances to express creativity & drive change for brands.
Mace – Design a health centre
Closing date Friday 24 July, 5pm
What: You have been appointed as architect to design a new health centre in a small town in the UK. The health centre is next to the park, where there is plenty of green space and has a bus stop and cycle pathway next to it. The only requirements you have been given by the local Council are that it must be welcoming and accessible to everyone and should be able to accommodate 6 consultation rooms, reception, toilets and a waiting room. The rest is entirely up to you. You must provide a design for the health centre, created by hand or using Google Sketchup, a programme that is used by students and professionals in building design.
Find out more: see pdf attached. Closing date Friday 24 July, 5pm
Barclays Virtual Work Experience
What: Virtual Work Experience gives you a unique opportunity to gain work experience in a company that you might not normally get access to while highlighting the essential skills you might need.
You’ll get to see the inner workings of Freeformers, a ‘digital transformation’ agency, and actively work with different departments on one exciting project, helping them solve problems and complete real-life tasks.
As part of the experience you’ll also see lots of tips as well as links through to other LifeSkills content. These are designed to help you learn how best to deal with situations you may come across in the workplace. By clicking on the links you’ll get the most out of your Virtual Work Experience and learn more about the vital skills you’ll need in the workplace
Want to gain meaningful work experience this summer? Want to work on live project briefs from Microsoft? If this is you then join the I Accelerator this summer.
This programme is open to Students from African, Caribbean, Asian or Mixed Heritage Sixth Form Students. We have 30 Places on our work experience programme. During your work experience you will:
· Work on a live project brief delivered by including Microsoft BAME Network
· Deliver a presentation to senior members of staff
· Develop valuable skills including project management, presentation skills, collaborative working
· Earn digital badges for skills developed during the programme
· Workshops delivered by our partner companies on current business topics
· Opportunities to network and learn more about industry
Everything D&I owner Frances Trought, aims to provide sixth form students from African, Caribbean, Asian and Mixed Heritage opportunities to gain meaningful work experience to increase opportunities to explore careers. Gain work experience in our virtual offices for this summer. Duration one week
You must be:
· A current sixth form student
· Available from 20 July – 24thJuly 2020 (You must be available for all five days)
· Must be from African, Caribbean, Asian or Mixed Heritage
· Be committed
Link to Apply: https://edi.careers/i-accelerator/
Video of Last Year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV2Y2QAPulo
As a reminder of what webinars we have coming up this week, please see our website for all details:
If you have missed any of our previous webinars or workshops, our full play list can be found through via the link below:
INA have signed up to GamePlan, a site where you can develop your career ideas.
Students can sign up to get free access to the Your Game Plan digital learning platform, where they will discover training and advice, giving them the skills they need to pursue any career path. http://yourgameplan.co.uk/register/241.
National Careers Service page for young people aged 13 to 16
Accessible guide for young people with lots of examples. Links subjects/ courses with possible careers. Check out the Job Snapshots to get an idea of some of the careers available and what you need to get there.
Advice from ‘Which? University’ about GCSE choices. Links to information about A-levels and university courses.
UCAS is the ‘University and Colleges Admissions Services’. Access the main UCAS website to explore the wealth of university courses available and find out more about what universities are looking for in applicants. Investigate UCAS Progress to explore post-16 and further education courses.
Informed Choices by the Russell Group
The Russell Group represents 24 of the UK’s leading universities. Download and read the annually updated guide, "Informed Choices". It includes advice on the best subject combinations for a wide range of university courses, as well as advice on the best choices if you don’t know what you want to study after school and need to keep your options open.
Best Course 4 Me
Run by the not-for-profit registered charity Student Information Services Ltd. Shows the link between what you study, what you earn and the jobs you can get. Explore careers, subjects and university courses.
Success at School
Explore different careers, how to get there and what to study in the Careers Zone. Explore life on campus and get updates on open dates in the Universities section.
Telegraph Jobs Careers Advice
Offers news on job sectors, job profile guides, plus interviewing/CV guidance and tips.
Labour market information
INA Employability Site
Click below to access the INA Employability Site: