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.
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. For internal candidates this programme builds upon the Careers curriculum from Years 7-11. External candidates are quickly brought up to speed and benefit from the support and guidance offered as standard to all Ernest Bevin students.
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 Support in the Sixth Form at Ernest Bevin College:
- Personalised one-to-one Careers Advice/interviews at transition stages
- Weekly Careers lesson throughout Year 12 & 13
- Workshops and sessions supporting further education including introduction to UCAS evening, a number of UCAS application support workshops
- University Taster Days, visits and trips to UCAS Exhibition on Higher Education
- Support Writing Personal Statements, CVs & Student Finance Applications
- Utilising online resources and mentoring/work experience opportunities including Pure Potential, Access Professions and PLOTR
- Mock Interviews
- Encouraging students to utilise Sutton Trust courses, UNIQ, University of London Taster Courses, widening participation programmes at LSE, Kings College London, UCL, Imperial College , Queen Mary University of London and St George’s, University of London amongst others
- Providing references for work and other opportunities including Summer School programmes, e.g. Sutton Trust, LSE Pathways, LSE Choice, St George’s
- Promoting STEM related careers
- Close Liaison with the Head of SEN to support SEN students appropriately
- Guidance on apprenticeship opportunities and work-based learning schemes
- Guest speakers/visitor talks on specific careers and apprenticeships e.g. National Apprenticeship Week
- Work-related learning (including one week’s work experience Year 12, and extended one day a week placements in the 12 Link programme)
- CV enhancing opportunities including Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), Duke of Edinburgh and Combined Cadet Force & residential trips
THE INTERNAL DEADLINE FOR UCAS UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS IS 30th November. All students intending to apply to university must return their forms to their tutor or Mr Clarke, Head of Careers by 30th November to allow sufficient time for references to be written.
THE UCAS DEADLINE IS 15th JANUARY -All applications must be submitted by this deadline in order to be considered with on time applications for a start date in the next academic year.
UCAS Advice for Parents (including a link to sign up for monthly newsletters (scroll below the video, under the heading getting started)
CLC Building Futures publish a really useful guide to help students find part-time or temporary work. Click here to access it.
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.