At Framlingham College, we offer careers advice to pupils throughout their time at the Senior School.
This begins, in part, with PSHE lessons in Years 9 to 11 where we introduce pupils to the Kudos careers advice programme. This gives students the opportunity to talk about and investigate different careers, and to get practical help in the writing of application letters and CVs.
Since the school takes a keen interest in the development and progress of every pupil, we ensure that careers advice goes beyond the classroom. Pupils can talk to their House Masters or Matrons, their subject tutors and other staff, and – of course – the Head of Careers and the Head of UCAS.
We also provide external advice and guidance. For example, in Year 11, pupils have tests and interviews run by Cambridge Occupational Analysts to open up their thinking about careers and A Level choices. In the Sixth Form, we offer pupils individual interviews with an external careers adviser, allowing pupils a fresh and impartial perspective on their futures.
External speakers are a key aspect of the careers programme too, with OFs and other guests invited to speak about their working lives. In addition, we run the “Speed Mentoring” series of short talks by speakers from different professions. These informal sessions allow small groups of interested pupils from all years to hear about specific careers and ask questions.
We also encourage students to learn more about themselves by using Insights Discovery, a tool that delivers pupil profiles.