Sackville School

Careers Education

Careers Education at Sackville

Careers education is delivered through the PHSE programme and is supplemented by advice and guidance provided by tutors and our in-house Careers Advisor. Resources in the careers library are updated on a regular basis and we subscribe to a web based careers program, which students can access at school or from home.  Guest speakers from a range of occupational areas visit school on a regular basis and we hold an annual Careers Fair; students also attend external careers events.  Psychometric testing is offered in Year 10 which provides a valuable career profile and individual career consultations take place in Year 11 and the Sixth Form. All this combines to provide our students with the best possible foundation on which to base important decisions and to make those choices, throughout their education, which will influence their future.  This highly personalised approach enables our students to take full advantage of the opportunities available to them.

As part of the curriculum, students complete work experience placements in Year 12 with a wide variety of employers.  In addition there are further opportunities for work related learning, and guidance is given on the completion of CVs and interview techniques.   

The majority of Sackville students choose to progress to Higher Education on completion of their A levels and we offer individual support in researching and applying for courses.  The cycle begins with Year 12 students attending a UCAS convention in the Lent term and continues with extensive guidance throughout the application process.  Our students go on to study a wide range of subjects at universities including Oxford and other Russell Group institutions. Those students who prefer to take an alternative route into employment/training receive appropriate guidance.