Ernest Bevin College is incredibly proud of the outstanding destination outcomes of its students. This excellence is the result of the hard work of students and teachers, but also of our exemplary careers education, information, advice and guidance. We are committed to a high quality programme for all students from year 7 to year 13.
Timothy Kay, Assistant Principal
If you would like more information about the Careers Curriculum at Ernest Bevin College please contact Mr T Kay, Assistant Principal, tel 020 8672 8582/email firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Careers
Adrian Clarke is Head of Careers Education at Ernest Bevin College. He has been working in this area for four years. He works hard to develop and prepare students for the world of work, by providing them with timely information, advice and guidance on a range of issues that will affect their transitions from school to the world of higher education and work.
If you have any questions or ideas on how to support our careers offer for students please email Adrian on email@example.com or by the main college number 020 8672 8582.
Independent Advice and Guidance Counsellor
Rudi Salmon has worked extensively for twenty nine years advising young people. In Wandsworth he has worked for fourteen years with Ernest Bevin students on a one to one basis, providing guidance on courses and opportunities.
Careers activities include:
- Career guidance activities (group work and individual careers interviews)
- Personalised one-to-one interviews at transition stages (Y10, Y11, Y12/13)
- Work-related learning (including one week’s work experience in both Year 10 and Year 12)
- Careers lessons as part of the Citizenship curriculum and careers assemblies for every year group
- Information and research activities
- Curriculum sessions including those devoted to Careers and Work Related Learning
- Visits to work places
- Peer Mentor sessions
- Workshops in a variety of career topics
- Workshops and sessions supporting further education including, introduction to UCAS evening, a number of UCAS application support workshops, junior University sessions, University visits and UCAS Exhibition on Higher Education.
- Guest speakers/visitor talks on specific careers and apprenticeships e.g. The National Apprenticeship Week
- Mock interview sessions
- CV and personal statement sessions
- Providing references for work and other opportunities including Summer School programmes, e.g. Sutton Trust+ LSE Pathways, LSE Choice
- Promoting STEM related careers in keeping with STEM Assured status of Ernest Bevin College.
Further information about Careers and Work Related Learning can be accessed by clicking the links below
The careers policy is reviewed yearly and the careers noticeboard is regularly updated with career opportunities and local labour market information. Students can also find careers information on the careers noticeboards in the library and sixth form study area.
We monitor the impact of the careers programme by scrutinising our destination data: UCAS success (number of students going to university, nature of university/nature of course); apprenticeships; number of NEETs.
We can make qualitative judgements as to how much students have absorbed through their course choices at the end of year 9 and when they join 6th form.
- A structured programme of timetabled careers lessons for all year groups
- Face to face, independent & impartial careers guidance from external professionals (1 day a week)
- Collaborating with teachers in charge of Work Related Learning, PSHEE and Citizenship
- Close Liaison with the Head of SEN to support SEN students appropriately
- Utilising online resources and mentoring/work experience opportunities including Pure Potential, Access Professions and PLOTR
- Encouraging students to utilise Sutton Trust residential courses, UNIQ, University of London Taster Courses, widening participation programmes at LSE, Kings College London, UCL and St George’s, University of London amongst others
- Parents/Carers Information Evenings to enable transition at 13+ and 16+
- Close liaison with Heads of Year 11, 12 &13 to manage those potential NEET students and provide structured support to minimise/eliminate this possibility.
In Year 9 there are two options evenings in January where the optional courses are outlined to boys and their parents to ensure all students can make an informed decision about the appropriate courses to follow in Key Stage 4.
In Years 10 & 11 Careers Lessons focus on skills such as writing your CV, interview techniques and writing letters of application. Opportunities for enrichment and volunteering are offered through various school trips and enrichment activities including Duke of Edinburgh and Combined Cadet Force.
Year 10 students undertake a 1-week Work Experience placement after October half term and employers are vetted for Health & Safety by the Wandsworth Education Business Partnership (BEST). This is a centralised agency for all schools in Wandsworth who also help find many placements. Students may make their own arrangements with employers.
Year 11 are invited to a Sixth Form information evening and encouraged to try taster sessions for Sixth Form courses. They will meet with a senior member of staff to discuss their future plans. The majority 75-80% of Year 11 students stay on at Ernest Bevin for Sixth Form.
In the Sixth Form, all students have a timetabled Careers lesson every week which covers UCAS – the university application process, student finance, gap years and apprenticeships. Help in completing Personal Statements and application forms is available on a one to one basis.
To find out more about Careers advice in the Sixth Form at EBC click the link below