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Information, Advice & Guidance

The Academy has recently achieved the Investor in Careers Award which is a nationally recognised quality standard for careers education, information, advice and guidance. Our aim is to ensure that we deliver the very best careers education to all pupils.

Please click the link to view the Academy's  Careers Policy

Careers Resources in the LRC

  • Careers literature: e.g. ‘Working in…’ series, Jobfile, and other books
  • Information on post 16 options including full time education, apprenticeships and training
  • Prospectuses for local school sixth forms and further education colleges and contact details for training providers
  • Information about Higher Education  

Careers Resources On-line at the Academy

  • The National Careers Service
  • Plotr
  • See the list of websites indicated at the end of this section for use at home.
  • If any pupil has problems accessing any of the websites at home they are welcome to ask for help in using them at school in the LRC

Work Experience

  • Year 10 have the opportunity to spend a week on work experience.
  • Students need to find their own placement.
  • The work experience application form must be completed and returned it to Mrs Black.
  • Once a placement has been approved, consent and health forms will be issued for completion by parents and carers.
  • As all financial subsidies have been removed from work experience, we now have to charge £35 for each student who wishes to take part in work experience. This covers all administrative costs and, where necessary, the placement checks.
  • Students will need to make contact with their placements before the start of work experience to check hours of work, dress code, lunch arrangements etc.
  • Students will be issued with a log book and be briefed before the start date.
  • Pupils will either be visited during work experience or a phone call will be made to their place of work to check that the placement is running smoothly.


Links to other impartial careers advice and guidance

The National Careers Service – for 13-18 year olds


Where do our Year 11s go when they leave Alcester Academy?

  • 30% go to Alcester Grammar 6th form
  • 30% go to Stratford College for ‘A’ levels or vocational courses
  • 35% go to HOW College, Warwickshire College, South Worcestershire College and other 6th forms
  • 5% take up apprenticeships, employment with training and others

Further information for all Year Groups:

Careers Talks
These are given by representatives from colleges and companies and aim to inform on the work, opportunities, training and routes in to a variety of careers. They are advertised to pupils in advance and take place between 1.45 and 2.20pm on the days indicated on the information.

Careers Noticeboards
These are at the bottom of the tower and should be looked at by all pupils. Information on training opportunities, open days and other events is advertised on them.

Useful Careers Websites::

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