Careers information, advice and guidance is offered to students throughout their time at Framlingham College, with opportunities for both group and individual support.
Lessons are delivered by the Head of Careers to Years 9, 10 and 11 within the PSHE carousel. In Year 9, students are introduced to the Kudos career development service, while Year 11 students are encouraged to explore A Level options and their potential through the Higher Ideas program. All students are given instruction in using the resources which can help them gain a better understanding of themselves and of the options available to them. Time is also spent developing, for example, presentation skills and working on CVs.
Students are supported through a variety of staff in their time here. The House system is a strong part of the careers programme with students able to talk to those who know them best, their Housemaster/mistress and their tutor. In addition, conversations with subject specific staff are important, and both the Head of Careers and the Head of Higher Education speak to year groups and individuals as required.
External advice and guidance is also given. Students in Year 11 are offered the chance to take tests and interviews run by Cambridge Occupational Analysts (COA) to link their interests and their aptitudes in considering potential careers, and to inform decisions about A Level choices.
Parents, OFs and friends of the College are regularly invited in to offer different perspectives. This might be achieved through presentations to year groups, through smaller talks aimed specifically at interested students, or through ‘speed-mentoring’ evenings in which students can speak to a number of different people within a career area.
Careers education at the College is established, innovative and, crucially for the students, useful.