Students at Knole Academy are encouraged to explore a wide range of career choices through our information and guidance programme. We aim to prepare our students for future opportunities in the world of study and ultimately their working life. Students gain knowledge and develop skills in employability awareness.
PHSE lessons delivered by tutors are centered around career choices and delivered to the Key Stage 3 students encouraging them to problem solve in order to gain a wider insight into their future choices and outlining the many opportunities available today in the world of work. All year 9 students visit a large careers fair in March, which opens up a whole new window of different employment opportunities available to them, with information on apprenticeships, college courses and different university prospects.
Key Stage 4 students have in-house careers guidance in the form of individual and group meetings on sixth form pathways, apprenticeships and college courses. This facilitates them in keeping on track with their GCSE studies.
Key Stage 5 students have the opportunity to attend the kentchoices4U vocational careers fair, and the UCAS Higher Education fair, to give them a better understanding of their future choices. We encourage Knole Academy students to undertake work experience/shadowing or volunteering to give them an insight into the world of work. This enhances their future employability skills and provides a excellent foundation for their CV's and personal statements.
Knole Academy regularly invites speakers from local businesses, universities, the NHS and the world of media, to give our students an insight into their own career pathways and the opportunities open to young people.
Listed below are a selection of websites that students and parents may find helpful: