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Careers Education and Guidance

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
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Careers Lead - Jane Edwards 

Deputy Headteacher

Our Careers Education Intent 2022/23:
  • To excite and motivate pupils’ curiosity about different careers and industries;

  • To inspire pupils’ aspirations in order to unlock their potential and develop their employability skills;

  • To empower pupils to challenge stereotyping and discrimination and other barriers to diversity and equality in further education and careers.

 

Provider Access Policy

​The careers provision at The Westgate School is in line with the statutory guidance developed by the Department of Education, which refers to Section 42A and 45A of the Education Act 1997: as a school we provide independent careers guidance from Year 7 to Year 11. This guidance is impartial and gives information on a range of pathways and post-16 education providers, including university options, apprenticeships and further education. It is adapted to meet the needs and interests of the individual pupils.

Our Careers Education Implementation 2022/23:

 

 Our Careers Education Impact 2022/23:
 

 

Information for pupils:
 

We hope you like the look of our Careers programme for this year and value the range of experiences which have been planned to support you as you explore and discover a variety of careers.

  Book a Careers Guidance appointment. 

National Careers Week
2022 NATIONAL CAREERS WEEK
Information for parents, employers, employees and alumni:
 

Please follow the link above to our calendared events for this year. We welcome any offers of support for our careers programme. You may like to offer to talk to pupils about your career in a particular field or share your career journey. In our programme, we have built in opportunities for pupils to experience a wide range of careers from Science, Technology and the field of Mathematics, as well as creative careers in the Arts, Publishing, Journalism and Design and Business. In fact, the more diverse the better, as it enables pupils to widen their opportunities on offer. If you would like to get involved please contact: careers lead j.edwards@westgate.hants.sch.uk

Encounters with Further and Higher Education
 

If you have any further questions, please email: careers.service@hants.gov.uk

2022/23 college open events and registration information

(updated 26/09/22)

 

Peter Symonds College

You are invited to our Open Evenings to find out more about life at Peter Symonds College. This is a great opportunity for prospective students to look around our outstanding facilities, meet staff and current students, and discover more about the courses and activities we offer.

 

Our next Open Evenings for 2023 entry will take place on

· Wednesday 19 October - 5.30 - 8.30 pm

· Thursday 20 October - 5.30 - 8.30 pm

 

Booking for these events will be essential. A booking system will be available from the end of September- please check back for updates.

 

Winchester College 6th Form

There are a couple of important application dates fast approaching that I was hoping you might be able to highlight to your year 11 pupils and parents:

· Our 6th form open day is on 1st October which can be booked here: Winchester College | Open Days

· The final date for 2023 entrance admissions is 6th October 2022 which can be done here Sixth Form Application Form

 

Richard Taunton Sixth Form College

Wednesday 28 September 6pm – 8pm. Students and parents can book in advance via our website or this link. It’s a great opportunity for students to take a look around the college, find out more about the courses we offer and meet staff and students.

 

Andover College

Please could you make your year 10 & 11 students aware that registrations are now open for Andover College’s open events on Tuesday 4 October and Wednesday 5 October, 4.30pm – 7.30pm. These are on campus, in person events. To attend, your students will need to register for an event as soon as possible by visiting Open Events - Andover College | Hampshire.

 

Sparsholt College

Please could you make your year 10 & 11 students aware that registrations are now open for Sparsholt College’s open event on Saturday 8 October 2022. These are on campus, in person events. To attend, your students will need to register for an event as soon as possible by visiting Experience Sparsholt - Sparsholt College Hampshire. Timings for the event depend on the tour/tours that the student has booked.

 

Eastleigh College

We are delighted to invite your pupils and their parents/carers to our upcoming open events.

 

We have three autumn open events on:

· Tuesday 27th September

· Wednesday 12th October

· Thursday 10th November The timings for all three events are 4:30pm to 7:30pm and can be booked here.

 

BCOT – Basingstoke College of Technology

Join us at our first Open Event of 2022/2023 to explore everything BCoT has to offer.

 

· 8th October 2022 10am-12noon

· 10th October 2022 4.30pm-7pm

 

During this event, you will be able to:

· View our range of industry-standard facilities

· Ask our experienced tutors any questions you may have

· Talk to current students about what life is really like at BCoT

 

 

Barton Peverill College

Our next Open Events will take place on 5th and 6th October between 17:00 and 21:00! An Open Event is a fantastic opportunity for pupils and their parents/guardians to explore all the options available after finishing their GCSEs, from our wide range of A Level and vocational Level 3 courses to our extensive Q-XTRA enrichment programme.

 

Visitors can:

· Tour our facilities

· Learn more about each of our subjects and extra-curricular activities

· Speak to current students

· Speak to current members of staff

· Experience the College’s vibrant and energetic atmosphere

Book your place on Eventbrite here!

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Our HCC destination data can be found here:

Statutory Requirements and Provider Access Policy
 

​The careers provision at The Westgate School is in line with the statutory guidance developed by the Department of Education, which refers to Section 42A and 45A of the Education Act 1997: as a school we provide independent careers guidance from Year 7 to Year 11. This guidance is impartial and gives information on a range of pathways and post-16 education providers, including university options, apprenticeships and further education. It is adapted to meet the needs and interests of the individual pupils.

Year 11 destination data:

The progress of pupils onto other destinations is incredibly important to us and every year we evaluate where our pupils choose to study for post-16.

Where types of destination do our pupils attend when they leave Westgate?
Where do our pupils go when they leave Westgate?
 

In 2020, our Year 11 leavers attended:
 

  • Andover College

  • Barton Peveril Sixth form College

  • Basingstoke College of Technology

  • Bishop Wordsworth's Grammar School

  • Eastleigh College

  • Fareham College

  • Millfield School

  • Peter Symonds College

  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College

  • Southampton City College

  • Sparsholt College

  • The Isle of Wight College

 
What types of programmes do our pupils study when they leave Westgate?
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