Woodlands’ Careers Provision

At Woodlands we place a strong emphasis on ensuring that all of our students leave us with a secure post 16 plan.

Our Personal Discovery programme ensures that all year groups have careers education at least twice throughout the year.

Every year 11 student has an academic mentor which works closely with you and your child to ensure that your child makes a sensible and well informed decision about their post 16 plan.

The school also has a Careers Advisor, who works in school one day a week.  By the end of the academic year, the majority of year 11 students will have had the opportunity to meet with her to discuss their post 16 plan. Students are able to see her as many times as they wish.

However, the Careers Advisor isn’t just here to support year 11 pupils. They hold break and lunchtime drop-ins for all students. They are encouraged to come and see her without appointment.

Every November, we hold a Careers Evening which is aimed at years 9-11, where a range of colleges, businesses and apprenticeship providers attend to provide a range of information about the courses and work that they offer. Please visit again soon for further information about this.

Students in year 10 also have the unique opportunity to take part in additional careers education once their one year option GCSE is completed. This has proved essential in motivating and preparing our students for their final year of school. The week is designed to give students a flavour of the work of work and colleges whilst embedding key motivational messages about work ethic and ‘aiming higher’. All year 10 students will participate in a mock interview with external business men an women.

Below is a taster of the colleges, businesses and motivational speakers that we worked with last year:

  • City College
  • Itchen College
  • Winchester University
  • Marwell Zoo
  • The Army
  • Saints Foundation
  • Southampton Futsal
  • The Rotary Club
  • Barcleys LifeSkills