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.
Access HE Online
For students: https://www.accessheonline.ac.uk/students/
For parents & carers: https://www.accessheonline.ac.uk/guidance-for-parents-carers/
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
Please regularly check this page for new career opportunities.
Virtual Work Experience
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.
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
Work experience opportunities for all years (min age 12yrs), read more below
For Ages 12 to 14:
'Weekend Programmes' in 8 industries (1 day each)
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.