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Richmond School is committed to providing a high-quality, planned programme of careers education and guidance for all students. Our aims support those of the Department for Education and help students with decision making. Key themes running through the programme are:

    • Self-awareness - helping young people assess their own interests, skills, strengths and weaknesses, recording their experiences and developing their capabilities
    • Careers research - using resources, understanding how curriculum subjects support careers, and learning about the labour market.
    • Career decisions - helping young people make decisions regarding programmes of study for GCSE and Post-16 options.
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We are one of the first schools to be awarded the prestigious Quality in Careers standard which recognises our commitment to careers for all students in school and the sixth form. Our careers plan can be viewed HERE

Years 7, 8 and 9

Students have careers education which helps to provide them with access to information and advice from an early age. Students discuss the world of work, the types of careers available and how careers link to education. This enables them to be able to make better-informed decisions and it also helps to raise aspirations and improve motivation for learning.


Careers Interviews

Year 9 students on a campus tour at the University of York

Students in Years 7, 8 or 9 who wish to have a careers interview, should let their tutor know and this can be arranged with Ms Hamer, Careers Adviser.

Year 10

Students develop their understanding of the world of work, employment opportunities and health and safety at work. All students develop a CV, a letter of application and notes for preparation for an interview, and attend the Careers Ideas Fair in the summer where they can meet with a range of employers, training and Apprenticeship providers, Further Education colleges and Universities.

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Year 11

Richmond School is committed to providing all students with impartial careers information, advice and guidance to enable them to make the right choices for their futures. Students in Year 11 have careers education in Learning for Life lessons. This helps them to make decisions about the next steps in their education and careers post-16.

Students have the opportunity for face-to-face careers interviews with one of our Careers Advisers. Students also take time to carry out a self-assessment using online careers software, for example icould and Unifrog.

Students can access to search for careers opportunities including apprenticeships.

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Further Education and Apprenticeships


We work closely with a range of other education and training providers who offer technical education qualifications or apprenticeships to keep students fully informed of their options. Students have presentations about different local colleges and are able to assess the provision for academic and vocational courses in the area. We also organise trips to local further education colleges, taster events, application workshops and mock interviews for students.

Raising Aspirations

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We also work in partnership with higher education providers, for example Newcastle University and The University of York who offer visits and workshops.

National Careers Week

Each year in March, National Careers Week is “Topic of the Week” for all year groups. We hold career assemblies and invite guest speakers from local businesses to talk about apprenticeships and other related themes.

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Career and Labour Market Information

Richmond School is committed to ensuring that all students, parents and carers have access to good quality information about the labour market and future opportunities. The following hyperlink SHAPE YOUR FUTURE provides an overview for North Yorkshire and also national trends

We also work in partnership with the following organisations to ensure that our programme is current and reflects the need of local and national labour markets.

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A new resource for 2022: 'Get the Jump'

The ‘Get the Jump’ Skills for Life campaign brings together, for the first time, all education and training choices for young people in one place.

It includes all the choices that are available to young people at post-16 and post-18 to help them make an informed decision about their next step and choose the path that is right for them. It covers all education and training options and spotlights technical education routes:

  • T Levels
  • Traineeships
  • Apprenticeships

Click HERE to find out more

If you would like more information about any aspect of careers support at Richmond School and Sixth Form College please contact Miss Pemberton or Miss Hamer.

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