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Careers Advice & Guidance

At the Swanage School our careers programme is delivered across the whole school with activities appropriate for each Year group. We work within the government's Gatsby Benchmarks which sets the standard for Careers and Enterprise within schools.

*  A stable careers programme


*  Learning from career and labour market information


*  Addressing the needs of each student


*  Linking curriculum learning to careers


*  Encounters with employers and employees


*  Experiences of workplaces


*  Encounters with further and higher education


*  Personal guidance




Careers activities by Year group

Year 7/8/9

Fast Tomato  - online careers information & guidance    www.fasttomato.com

Ansbury Advice & Guidance

Year 10

Work Experience

Each year we arrange for all our Year 10 students to take part in a week of work experience. This is a valuable opportunity for students to put into practice their personal qualities and skills and help them understand the workplace and maybe even help them identify possible future careers.

Date:  23th - 27th April 2018.

Careers Fair

Keyskills Workshops

Mock Interviews

University visit

Works Experience

Mentoring from Bournemouth University

Information, Advice & Guidance from Bournemouth University

Finance workshop through Barclays bank

Careers College workshops at Weymouth college

Year 11

Post 16 Information Evening

Careers advice from Bournemouth university

Sixth form taster sessions

Sixth form open Evenings:


Purbeck                                 Thursday 15th November

Lytchett Minster                

Poole Grammar                   Tuesday 3rd July

Parkstone Grammar

Thomas Hardye