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Skegness Academy

Year 9

Year 9

  • Options assembly
  • Careers Guidance interviews
  • Higher Education visit
  • Online careers information sessions
  • Options Evening

Year 10

  • Employability skills workshop
  • Futures Week
  • HE information and taster days
  • Post 16 options sessions
  • Careers Guidance interviews

Year 11

  • Post 16 options sessions
  • Careers Guidance interviews 
  • CV and application support
  • HE information assemblies
  • University and Student finance talks

Sixth Form

  • University visits and subject tasters days
  • UCAS convention trip
  • HE and UCAS talks
  • Student Finance talks
  • Gap year and volunteering abroad talks
  • Twice weekly UCAS workshops
  • One to one UCAS application and personal statement support
  • Labour Market Information and employability workshops
  • One to one targeted apprenticeship and labour market intervention
  • CV and application letter support
  • Careers Guidance Interviews with qualified careers advisers–in house and independent
  • Work Experience

Raising the Participation Age (RPA)

The government has increased the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training, requiring them to continue until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17 from 2013 and until their 18th birthday from 2015.

This means that pupils who left year 11 in summer 2013 need to continue in education or training until at least the end of the academic year in which they turn 17. Pupils starting year 11 or below in September 2013 will need to continue until at least their 18th birthday.

This does not necessarily mean staying in school; young people have a choice about how they continue in education or training post-16, which could be through:

  • Full-time study in a school, college or with a training provider
  • Full-time work or volunteering combined with part-time education or training
  • An apprenticeship.

Obtained from: http://www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/youngpeople/participation/rpa

4 March 2014