Careers Provision at CVHS

Chelmer Valley High School has high-quality careers advice and guidance, to support our cohort. This is developed throughout a student’s time at the school and is always supportive of their aspirations, strengths and skills.  The support is aimed at destinations associated with both academic and vocational pathways and provides opportunities for students to discover the full range of options available to them.  The programme is designed to meet the Gatsby benchmarks and conforms to statutory requirements.

The careers provision is supported through the citizenship programme and a range of extra-curricular activities, including: being a founding school for the Chelmsford Skills Festival, an in-school careers fair, various educational visits which link into careers, and independent careers advice provided by Tom Forrestor of Directions.

 

Year Group  

Autumn term  

Spring term  

Summer term  

Year 7  

Unifrog registration  

2 form time sessions focussed on careers 

2 hours Unifrog homework. 

Careers materials available at Consultation Evening 

 

PR Careers lessons (5 hours) 

3 hour careers workshop 

Year 8  

2 hours Unifrog  homework 

2 form time sessions focussed on careers 

 

2 hours Unifrog homework 

Year 8 Chelmsford Skills festival  

3 hour careers workshop 

PR Careers lessons (5 hours) 

Careers materials available at Consultation Evening 

Year 9  

2 hours Unifrog  homework 

2 form time sessions focussed on careers 

 

 

Year 9 Options process  (careers co-ordinator at Options Evening). 

SEND IAG meetings  

2 hours Unifrog homework. 

Discussion with Senior  Leadership regarding options and careers. 

Careers materials available at Consultation Evening 

 

In-school careers fair 

2 hour careers workshop 

PR careers lessons (5 hours) 

Year 10  

2 hours Unifrog  homework 

2 form time sessions focussed on careers 

Careers materials available at Consultation Evening 

Writtle College Assembly 

 

National Apprenticeship week. 

2 hours Unifrog homework. 

 

 

Careers guidance interviews 

In-school careers fair 

2 hour Careers workshop 

College application writing workshop 

Prefect Assembly – promotion of leadership 

Year 11  

CoPE work experience. 

Meeting with Senior Leadership to talk about next steps and careers. 

NCS Assembly 

6th Form Open Evening 

A- Level Options process 

College experience day for those not staying to Sixth Form.  

Careers materials available at Consultation Evening 

 

Work experience  

Oxbridge visit for potential candidates 

 

Year 12  

University open days  

IGD skills workshop 

Weekly careers tasks within tutorial periods 

Russell Group and Competitive Course evening is offered for students to gain early information on the application process for university 

Apprenticeship and university progression evening  

Visit National Apprenticeship Show 

Weekly careers tasks within tutorial periods 

Visit UCAS exhibition 

UEA personal statement workshop for early applicants 

 

 

Work experience  

Careers interviews 

In-school careers fair 

Interviews with employers 

CV application workshops 

Weekly careers tasks within tutorial periods 

Oxbridge visit for potential applicants 

 

Year 13  

UCAS support clinics each morning in the application window  

Apprenticeship application sign up session 

Assessment centre support  

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