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King Edward VI Academy
King Edward VI Academy@KEVIAcademy

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"I love coming to King Edward’s – there’s always something new and exciting to learn. We also have lots of important speakers who visit the academy and help make what we’re learning even more interesting." (Year 9 Student)
Our curriculum is broad and innovative and sufficiently flexible to support the needs and aspirations of each individual student. Students are taught in small class groups to enable all students to receive personal attention from their subject teacher.
 
At Key Stage 3 students study:
  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • French or Spanish
  • Geography
  • History
  • Technology
  • Art
  • Music and performing arts
  • Personal and social education, including citizenship
  • Physical education
  • Religious education

Key Stage 4: 

Information about the courses studied during Key Stage 4 is available to download here.

Key Stage 5: Years 12 and 13

Students follow BTEC National or First Diplomas in Business Studies or BTEC Sport. Sixth Form courses are expanding with the addition of science, electronics and music.

 

 

Information for current students:

Link to Maths Watch: vle.mathswatch.com/vle/

 

 

 

Careers Information

 

 

 

 

CAREERS INFORMATION FOR OUR STUDENTS

 

Our Careers Coordinator in school is Mrs Chambers who organises a programme of events and advises all of our students throughout their time at KEVI.

Email address: MChambers@kingedwardacademy.co.uk

Telephone: 01790 753260

 

Careers guidance is highly valued at KEVI; please see below an overview of the careers activities that you can expect to be involved in throughout the year for all of our year groups.

 

Careers Plan at King Edward VI Academy

 

Programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

 

Please feel free to speak to Mrs Chambers if you have any careers questions or need some careers information and an appointment will be made for you. 

 

Year 7

  • Prospects STEPS Careers programme delivered in form time
  • Guest speaker from the working community

 

Year 8

  • Prospects STEPS Careers programme delivered in form time
  • Enrolled onto KUDOS. (Kudos is an on line facility which will give students the information they need to make important decisions about future careers and what subjects, courses and training they can do to reach their career destination).
  • Guest speaker from Skegness College

 

Year 9

  • Prospects STEPS Careers programme delivered in form time
  • Options Evening
  • Guest speaker concerning Apprenticeships
  • KUDOS

 

Year 10

  • Prospects STEPS Careers programme delivered in form time
  • Career Fayre – from Higher education Providers

Off-site college visits (Boston/Lincoln/Riseholme)

 

Year 11

  • Careers Guidance interviews and application support
  • CV workshop
  • Career Assemblies
  • Mock Interview days with local employers and business personnel

 

Years 12 & 13 

  • University visits
  • UCAS information and support
  • Student Finance talks
  • Gap year and volunteering abroad talks
  • Careers Guidance Interviews–in house and independent

 

 

CAREERS INFORMATION FOR OUR PARENTS/CARERS

 

King Edward VI Academy is committed to providing students with high quality information, advice and guidance regarding education pathways, apprenticeships and careers.

 

We aim to help students make informed decisions at key times in their education, for example with option choices in Year 8, post-16 plans in Year 11 and in Year 12 as they plan for university or working life. In addition to dedicated careers input for all year groups, students also have the opportunity to interact with universities and businesses.

 

Our Careers Coordinator in school is Mrs Chambers who organises a programme of events and advises all of our students throughout their time at KEVI.

Email address: MChambers@kingedwardacademy.co.uk

Telephone: 01790 753260

 

Important careers information can be downloaded by clicking the document links on the left of this page.

 

 

TEACHERS ROLE IN THE CAREERS PROGRAMME

 

All staff within KEVI have a responsibility for supporting students with their career pathways. Mrs Chambers has overall responsibility for the careers programme. In addition to this subject teachers are responsible for ensuring they clearly outline the industry links their subject has with the wider world of work. Form Tutors deliver the careers programme through the tutorial system and feedback student comments to the careers leader. Useful websites to support 1-1 discussions with students include:

 

http://www.theworldofwork.co.uk/ - local labour market information

 

www.careerswales.com – for a range of careers information and support

 

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship - for apprenticeship opportunities

 

https://icould.com/ - to support students to find out more about themselves

 

 

 

CAREERS INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS

 

At King Edward VI Academy we are passionate about supporting our students to achieve their full potential. A key factor in accomplishing this is providing students with inspiration through finding out more about the world of work and the local and regional opportunities. If you are willing to support and can commit time we would be delighted to hear from you.  Below are a few examples of how you could support our careers programme:

  • Mock interview day with year 11 in the summer term – our learners really value this opportunity
  • Supporting our CV and job skills workshops
  • Providing talks about your industry/sector and your own career journey
  • Allowing a group of learners to visit your place of work
  • Work shadowing/work experience placements 

In dedicating your time to support our careers programme you are not only supporting community development but you can also support your future workforce recruitment needs.