Understanding my 'Next Steps'

Within PSE and Careers lessons, our students develop their knowledge and understanding about their next steps - be that Sixth-Form, college, an apprenticeship, university or the world of work. We want our students to understand what their 'Plan A' is, and understand that a 'Plan B' is also important for every individual to consider.

Students are encouraged to aspire through the PSE and Careers topics that they study, by experiencing mock interviews, employability projects, through charity work/events and being encouraged to visit open days for sixth-forms, colleges, apprenticeships and universities.

Career education and guidance is, of course, vital for our students. We make careers guidance and advice available to our students before they leave AWS. This is made available to our students by employing a careers guidance expert who visits school regularly, one-to-one careers guidance sessions, small group guidance sessions and by using this website.

Career Guidance sessions are available to request, and typically take place in the PSE/ Careers Office. To register interest in booking a Career Guidance session, please fill in the form linked on the advert found opposite, on this page. Students will then be contacted with a time and date for their session.

Before considering booking a careers guidance session, it is expected that parents, carers and students have accessed and discussed the information on this page, in order to gain a better understanding of what may be discussed in a careers guidance session, so that students can achieve the most from their session.