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The academy’s main aim is to prepare students for the world of work by focusing on linking students to the real world of work, through expert lectures, mentoring, workplace visits, placements and independent advice and guidance. Each year the academy publishes the careers offer which includes work that stretches from Year 7 to 11.  The work experience programme plays a significant part of this offer to Year 10 students (please see the section below)

Careers Programme 2017/18

Year group


Year 7

(6 hours)

6 periods of Beliefs and Values

  • B & V Careers module – Money Personality, Self Confidence, Using my skills.
  • Mentoring focus


Year 8

(6 hours)

6 periods of Beliefs and Values

  • B & V Careers module – Building Skills, Getting To Know Yourself, Internet and Email Skills
  • Carter Careers fair and treasure hunt activity.
  • Mentoring focus
  • Bournemouth University – Skills Workshop
  • Fast Tomato Introductory Session

Year 9

(24 hours)

6 periods of Beliefs and Values




  • B & V careers module- Building Skills,
  • Mentoring focus
  • Assemblies
  • Parents evening (strong focus on option choices)
  • Carter Careers fair linked with Guidance day (1 to 1 meeting to look at option choices)
  • ‘Fast Tomato’ sessions
  • Destination Success Presentation
  • Young Enterprise - Employability Scheme
  • Aim Higher presentations
  • Careers/Options letter outlining the programme for the year and assembly
  • Meetings with an ‘Ansbury’ careers advisor for all.
  • Access to ‘Advisor Online’ with an assembly launch

Year 10

(12 hours + 1 week work experience)

2 days of collapsed timetable

· B&V Collapsed Days – looking at working towards work experience

· Careers fair

  • Mentoring focus

· ‘Fast Tomato’ sessions

· Aim Higher Presentations

· Student survey of possible career pathways (to inform tailored assemblies for year 11)

  • Access to ‘Advisor Online’ with an assembly launch

· 1 Week work experience

Year 11


  • *New Student survey of possible career pathways to inform assemblies and guest speakers
  • Careers fair
  • 1 to 1 meeting with an ‘Ansbury’ careers advisor for all.
  • Student life presentation (Aim Higher)
  • College and 6th Form assemblies
  • Mentoring focus
  • Vulnerable students face to face meetings with Advisor
  • Re-visit ‘Fast Tomato’
  • Bournemouth and Poole College drop inns
  • Access to ‘Advisor Online’ with an assembly launch
  • Detailed tracking of student destinations by tutor and centrally collated

Work Experience

At Carter Community School work experience placements provide an invaluable opportunity for students to learn about the world of work. The School promotes the use of work experience as an extension to the curriculum, and aims to enable students to undertake a placement at an appropriate time in their studies during Key Stage Four.  This is usually the last full week of school during year 10.   

Work experience during the course of studies at the school aims to achieve: 

• The development of student’s employability and key skills, personal development, maturity and increase motivation to do well at school. 

 • Careers education and guidance 

 • Personal and social education 

 • Enhancement and addition to the curriculum, including vocational courses where appropriate.   

Students have two collapsed days during year 10 to enable them to prepare for work experience.  

Please use the below form for any inquiries regarding work experience.

Useful Websites

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