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Careers Information

Careers Information

The Government has increased the age at which all young people are required to remain in some form of education to 18 years; this is known as Raising the Participation Age (RPA).

This is not about raising the school leaving age, our young people have a range of options as to how they can participate, they can:

  • Remain in full time education, such as school and college
  • Undertake work-based learning, such as an Apprenticeship
  • Work part time for more than 20 hours whilst undertaking part time education or training

At Castle View School, students in years 8, 9, 10 and 11 are actively encouraged to plan for their future.  Some students may have already decided on their chosen path and know exactly what they want to do, however, some may still be undecided and need a little bit of extra help.

Within school, students are given a wide range of education and information to support them which includes:

  • Completing a Careers module within PSHE and Citizenship lessons where they are given the opportunity to research careers and assess their own skills and qualities.
  • Requesting a one to one interview with an independent careers advisor.
  • Visiting the dedicated Careers notice board where they can keep up to date with any careers opportunities
  • Attending presentations given by external speakers about different career/ further education routes.
  • A dedicated area on the school’s website.  We update this with information we receive from colleges and employers (including Apprenticeship opportunities) as well as useful contacts and website addresses.

We regularly have a wide range of employers and educational establishments who come in to school to offer advice and guidance which help students and their parents to make a more informed decisions about their option choices and career planning.


Careers Coordinator

Name: Miss Susan Boreham

Telephone: 01268 696811

Email Address: susan.boreham@castleviewschool.co.uk


Date of next review: September 2024


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The National Careers Service website makes it easy for both adults and young people to access information and advice about education, training and work.

The website is at: http://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Young people and parents can speak to an appropriately qualified adviser by contacting the helpline which is available seven days a week on 0800 100 900.


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