Careers education and guidance is taught through morning registration and PSHE lessons.
In addition students in year 9 have a Work Related Learning Day in the summer term, where people from a range of workplaces come in to talk about their jobs and students work through the realities of having to budget for life, through the 'Real Game'.
Students in year 10 have a weeks work experience, to allow them to discover the working world and reflect on their experiences.
All students in key stage 4 have the opportunity for a one-to-one interview with an independent careers advisor, to discuss post-16 options and careers paths. In addition, all year 11 students have a post-16 discussion with a middle or senior leader to discuss their plans after year 11.
Careers guidance in the 6th form covers both university applications and work readiness for those not planning to go to university.
Essex County Council have created a comprehensive website called i-essex, that contains an area wide prospectus, plus many sources of help and advice on careers and future education.
The website can be accessed at: http://www.i-essex.co.uk
Raising the Participation Age
From the summer of 2013 all young people will be required to participate in education, training or employment with training until the academic year that they turn 17. Further information can be found in the attached booklet 'Their Future Choices'