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Destinations & Next Steps

Preparing our students for adulthood is at the heart of our school vision. Please see our latest destinations information below.

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Listen to former student, Alex's story about the success he found in the timber trade after his love of carpentry and enterprise was nurtured and developed at Selly Oak.

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Click here to watch former student Jaden’s journey to employment following a successful time at our 6th Form

Click here to read a case study about one of our award winning former students,  Adam, who has gone on to secure employment following a supported internship at South & City College.

Our Careers Education Plan for 6th Form (see below) covers a vast array of topics and key areas to develop employability and supports students to make informed choices about their next steps.

Year Grp

 

Year 12

Curriculum Content Taught

 

Week 1 – What is work experience?

Week 2 – Different types of work experience

Week 3 – Work experience speaker e.g. Cancer Research UK charity shop manager

Week 4 – Workplace visits

Week 5 – College tours

Week 6 – ½ weeks of meetings/ talks with Work Experience Co-Ordinator

          Extra Curricular Experiences Available         

 

Practical Skills for Life

·         Financial Capability

·         Specific Rights, Responsibilities, Justice and Law content in Skills for Life lessons

·         Next Steps Evening – meet colleges and speak to key 6th Form and faculty staff

·         Meeting with Careers Lead

·         Work experience opportunities

·         College experience at SCCB

·         ASDAN PSD or CoPE qualification

Year 13

Week 1 – What year 14 looks like

Week 2 – Presentation from Helen Jones – year 14/ National Grid

Week 3 – College tours – taster lessons

Week 4 – Workplace visit

Week 5 – Talk from previous students

Week 6 – Flight path – plans for year 14

 

 

Careers action meetings to take place for students

·         Practical Skills for Life

·         Financial Capability

·         Specific Rights, Responsibilities, Justice and Law content in Skills for Life lessons

·         Next Steps Evening – meet colleges and speak to key 6th Form and faculty staff

·         Meeting with Careers Lead

·         Work experience opportunities

·         ASDAN PSD or CoPE qualification (Year 2)

Year 14

Week 1 – Future planning – looking at my journey

Week 2 – College courses – what am I interested in doing?

Week 3 – College guest speaker

Week 4 – College tour – taster lessons?

Week 5 – Application forms

Week 6 – Interview skills

·         Practical Skills for Life

·         Financial Capability

·         Specific Rights, Responsibilities, Justice and Law content in Skills for Life lessons

·         Next Steps Evening – meet colleges

·         Meeting with Careers Lead

·         Work experience opportunities

·         BTEC Work Skills qualification through school student enterprise Oak Empire.

·         Opportunity for Supported Internship at National Grid in Solihull

·         Opportunity for Support Internship with Communicate 2U

Click here to read our whole school Careers Education Overview, focussed on developing employability skills and exposing our young people to a range of opportunities to explore the world of work.

College Websites 

If your son / daughter is interested in college then please visit the websites and explore the courses available. 

Please contact colleges directly to register your interest 

Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMeT):  https://www.bmet.ac.uk 

Bournville College / South and City College:  https://www.sccb.ac.uk 

Glasshouse College:  https://www.rmt.org/glasshouse 

Halesowen College:   https://www.halesowen.ac.uk/halesowen/study 

Heart of Birmingham Vocational College:   https://hbvc.ac.uk 

Heart of Worcestershire College: https://www.howcollege.ac.uk 

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College: https://www.jcc.ac.uk 

Queen Alexandra College: https://www.qac.ac.uk 

Sandwell College:  https://www.sandwell.ac.uk/ 

Solihull College (Blossomfield Campus):  https://www.solihull.ac.uk 

Stratford-upon-Avon College:  https://www.stratford.ac.uk