At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils

Careers

Careers, Education, Advice and Guidance at UCGS

Our mission:

Upton Court Grammar School ensured that all students fulfilled their academic and personal aspirations and became successful and engaged citizens.

Our careers programme, in addition to our academic and pastoral programmes, will support students to achieve the school’s mission through high quality careers education and guidance that equips them with the skills, knowledge and understanding to plan and manage their careers effectively.

Our Aims:

•        Prepare students for the transition to GCSEs and A-levels.

•        Prepare students for the transition to life beyond secondary school (higher education and work).

•        Develop students’ awareness of the wide variety of education, training and career opportunities both locally and nationally.

•        Support students in making informed decisions which are suitable and ambitious.

•        Develop characteristics such as communication, resilience and leadership which support students in the curriculum and in their careers.

•        Promote equality of opportunity, celebrate diversity and challenge stereotypes to inspire and motivate students.

•        Ensure that all students leave the school to enter employment, further education or training.

Who is responsible for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG)?

Mrs K Levy (Careers Lead) and Ms T Briggs (Careers Coordinator) manage the implementation of the CEIAG programme. However, a range of people contribute to achieving the aims of the programme. These include: school governors, the senior leadership team, subject teams, pastoral teams, external agencies such as Slough Borough Council and parents.

Mrs K Levy, KLEVY@uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk, 01753522892

Ms T Briggs, TBriggs@uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk, 01753522892

What we do

We are committed to providing our students with a careers programme that meets all of the 8 Gatsby benchmarks. Our programme is delivered through a combination of methods including:

  • Subject curriculum
  • Year 7 and 8 PSHE programme
  • Year 9-12 enrichment programme
  • Year 9-11 thinking skills programme
  • Year 7-13 assemblies
  • Year 7-13 tutorial programme
  • Year 7 and 8 PiXL Edge programme
  • Year 12 and 13 CAS programme
  • Year 12 and 13 Scholars events
  • Access to impartial and independent careers websites and helplines
  • Visiting speakers
  • Employer visits
  • Alumni speakers
  • Drop-down days
  • Workshops
  • Study visits

Date of next review: September 2020

Key Stage 3 Careers

Key Stage 4 Careers

Key Stage 5 Careers

Year 10 Work Experience: Employer Information Form

National Careers Helpline

Amazing Apprenticeships

 

Careers Fair for Year 11 Students – Curiosity

We had successfully hosted Careers Fair for Year 11 students on Thursday 17th October 2019 at Upton Court Grammar School. It was led by employers from different sectors ranging from media and advertising to Private Banking. This event was led by Louise Bosworth, who works as a Business Development Manager at Scottish Windows, Karishma Navsaria, who is a private banker and vice president at J. P Morgan, Catherine Cribbin, who works as an Industry Initiative Manager at IAB and Nusha Hamidi, currently working as Business Development Manager at BM solutions. This was an exciting opportunity for students to connect with local growing business and being aware of the employment opportunities offered by various industries. All students in Year 11 were very positive about the event and have mentioned it was very informative about developing job roles such as digital advertising and banking sector. This event has enabled students to make informed decisions about A levels subject choices and careers associated with those subjects. Most students have mentioned that such events should be repeated at least twice a year, so we endeavour to organise and run another Careers Event during National Careers Week.

 

 

Downloads

File Name
Ad Astra - Reach for the Stars
Information for School Leavers
Is an apprenticeship right for your child?
Policy Statement on Provider Access
Talk on Choosing University Courses for A Levels and Choosing A level Courses for Year 10 students
Target Careers Paths to Professional Careers
Work Experience Parental Consent Form