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Year 10

Job shadowing: students complete a 5 or 3 day work experience placement during the summer term. This is supported by a series of career guidance sessions which are delivered through form tutors in PSD. This includes guidance on writing CVs and application letters. Record and reflection is completed using the online tool, Success at School

Launch assembly 22 Oct

Carers’ and Parents’ meeting 24 Oct

Placements during 6 - 10 July

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

Participation is offered in year 10 with the capacity to cater for around 2/3 of the cohort starting with the Bronze Award. The four sections of the award allows students to develop their skills, service to the community, fitness and independence through the expedition

Launch to students 18 Sep and 24 Oct for carers and parents

Training after school starts Mon 20 Jan

Practice expeditions between 5 - 9 June

Qualifying Expeditions between 6 - 10 July

Careers Fayre: All students have the opportunity to attend the Careers Fayre held on AR day to improve their awareness of local organisations that offer educational, apprenticeships, or other training pathways.


Soft-skills: Students are encouraged to continue with the activities that work towards the PiXL Edge Apprenticeship award that is evidence of leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication. Those who completed this in Y9 can move on to the Graduate award.

Throughout the year

KS4 Guidance Interviews: Priority for one-to-one career’s interviews is given to students in most need of guidance starting the summer term of year 10.

Starting June 2020