Throughout pupils’ time at Blue Coat, Careers education is embedded throughout the curriculum and meets the eight benchmarks of Good Career Guidance set out by Gatsby. During Years 7 – 11, pupils study the world of work as part of the PSHE provision. In Year 10, students undertake the Morrisby Assessments, which when completed, create a 20-page report highlighting a student’s strengths, A Level choices and potential career options. In Year 11, this report is used by tutors to guide students into deciding which subjects to choose to study at Sixth Form level. In Year 12, each student has a weekly timetabled Careers lesson that follows a diverse curriculum. All students have access to Morrisby and Unifrog.


Year 7: Life beyond School – Careers and your future (PSHE)

Year 8: Life beyond School – Labour market information and exploring Careers (PSHE)

Year 9: Life beyond School – Employment and financial management (PSHE)

Year 10: Life beyond School – Employment rights and understanding a payslip (PSHE)
Students complete Morrisby Assessments in the Summer Term.

Year 11: Life beyond School – Writing a CV and personal statement (PSHE)
Students decide what to study at Sixth Form level using their Morrisby Report.

Year 12: Pupils start the UCAS process during weekly Careers lessons meeting the eight benchmarks set out by GATSBY.

Year 13: Students complete UCAS entry and receive guidance on GAP years/Apprenticeships

Careers Fair: open to students in Years 11-13. 40 to 45 exhibitors are present in the Sports Hall and six presentations on popular career choices take place in the Sixth Form Centre

Higher Education Talk: Open to all students in Year 12. Occurs in March and guest speaker from the University of Birmingham.

UCAS exhibition: Summer term, open to students in Year 11 and 12. Students from local schools are also invited.

Virtual Careers Fair: Meet some of our Old Blues, who introduce you to their lines of work and tell you just how they got there. Click here to enter.

Charlotte McDowell née McCallum (2003), Investigator for the United Nations

Robert Sillitoe (2010), Consultancy Services for Microsoft

Jonathan Lucas-Wood (2011), ACCA Chartered Accountant in the Landed Estates Industry

Michael Gaynor (2012), Investment Banker with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

Tiffany Beard (2014), Advertising for Crispin Porter Bogusky

Josh Cardy (2010), Financial Planner

Jamie Etherington (2018), Audit Apprenticeship at Ernst & Young


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