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Careers

At Rushcliffe, we are determined to prepare all of our students to shine brightly in the world of work and study that awaits them. From Years 7 to 13 students benefit from expertly planned provision, delivered by the Bright Futures team, which provides practical careers education.

In Year 9 the Bright Futures team support a rigorous and coherent Options process designed to maximise the potential of each child and help them build for a bright and fulfilled future. In Year 11, the Bright Day kick starts our 'Futures Fortnight', which incorporates clear and relevant guidance for Post-16 options including independent careers advice and access to a series of internal and external workshops and the Rushcliffe Careers Fair.

Careers Policy 2017

Careers Stragety

Work Related Policy 2017

Careers Resources

Our aim is also to ensure that 'many pupils will have a meaningful work experience before they leave Rushcliffe School'. In practice that means a week of targeted work experience in January of Year 11 for those who may not stay on to post-16 study; for those who do stay on to the Sixth Form, a week of career-path focused work experience takes place in the summer of Year 12.

Rushcliffe works closely with the world of business and academia to ensure the best possible future for our students, and we rigorously track destination data to ensure they 'make it'.

In Moodle you will find a section called Careers Resources where you will find information to help you with options and careers choices at all stages of your schooling. There is also a section called Sixth Form, and in this section you will find resources specifically aimed at years 12 and 13 to help with university and careers decisions.

You can also get up-to-date information as it is sent to the school by finding us on Facebook (RushcliffeSchoolCareers) and this links into a Twitter feed at @RushcliffeC. Please follow these feeds, especially if you are in years 11, 12 or 13.

You can contact the careers Adviser at Rushcliffe School via our contact us page here

Careers Education, Advice and Guidance Programme Key Stage 3 and 4
What can you expect in Rushcliffe School?

Rushcliffe School is here to help you. Support can be accessed at any time by asking your form tutor, Head of Year, mentor, teaching assistants or subject teachers. You can also speak to Rhonda Smith, our Careers Advisor.

  • You will have a personalised support as required.
  • You will have access to careers resources in the LRC.
  • You will have access to Moodle “Careers Resources”.
  • You will get progress reviews to inform you of your progress.
  • You will have a progress evening at which to reflect on your performance and set targets.
  • You will receive information relevant to your year group through your form tutor.
  • You will have opportunities to develop your leadership and employability skills.

Additional provision through Bright Days and other events

Year 7

Introduction to careers software and resources available in school.
Information about the world of work and businesses.
An activity to think about budgeting and how to manage money.

Year 8

 Information about STEM careers.
Avoiding being driven by stereotypes.

Year 9

 Options Bright Day including information sessions and help making decisions.
Aspirational sessions from universities.
Help with using careers software.
Options evening for you and your parents.

Year 10

 Information about the changing world of work.
Help with producing applications.
Financial implications of your decisions.
Enterprise activity

Year 11

 Information on 16+ options
Use on-line careers resources
Information about opportunities to visit other institutions
Help with a CV
Some of you will have the opportunity to do a week’s work experience
A one-to-one careers interview
Interview practice

Careers Education, Advice and Guidance Key Stage 5
What can you expect in Rushcliffe Sixth Form?

Rushcliffe School is here to help you. Support can be accessed at any time by asking your form tutor, Head of Year or the 16+ mentor.

Year 12

On the Bright Days:

  • information on 18+ options,
  • use careers software,
  • have the opportunity to visit a local university
  • have an introduction to the UCAS process and begin your application,
  • be made aware of opportunities to visit institutions and open days,
  • the opportunity to get specialist information about courses such as medicine, law
  • information about non-university options at 18+
  • information about how to apply for apprenticeships and jobs


You will also have a personalised mentoring programme with either your form tutor, the 16+ mentor or both.
You will have access to careers resources in the LRC, in Moodle “Careers Resources” and in the Sixth Form section of Moodle.
You will get progress reviews to inform you of your progress.
You will have the opportunity to do a week’s work experience.
You will have opportunities to develop your leadership and employability skills.

Year 13

On the Bright Days:

  • more specific information on 18+ options,
  • help with the UCAS process and your personal statement,
  • be made aware of opportunities to visit institutions and open days,
  • the opportunity to get specialist information about courses such as medicine, law and Oxbridge
  • information about student finance
  • information about non-university options at 18+
  • information about how to apply for apprenticeships and jobs

You will also have a personalised mentoring programme with either your form tutor, the 16+ mentor or both.
You will have access to careers resources in the LRC, in Moodle “Careers Resources” and in the Sixth Form section of Moodle.
You will get progress reviews to inform you of your progress.
You will have opportunities to develop your leadership and employability skills.