Our Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance leader is based at the purple and grey desk in the upper Sixth Form area and is there to help students with information and guidance on careers and education.
We deliver high-quality, individual CEIAG advice and guidance across key stages 3, 4 and 5. This includes quality work experience opportunities in years 10 and 12.
We are very proud to have been named as a partner school under the University of Cambridge’s HE partnership. Our college link is Trinity Hall.
TCA offer work experience for students in Year 10 and Year 12. This is to give them an insight into the world of work and develop their employability skills for the future.
Year 10 students complete one full week of work experience during February and Year 12 students have the opportunity to complete two weeks in the summer.
In the first instance, students are given 'own placement' forms that they can use to approach employers and agree their placement. This encourages students to source placements relevant to their own interests or test out a career they are considering. Alternatively, we have access to a database that students can use to request a placement.
Work placements provide a very valuable experience for students and we hope students will make the most of this opportunity. However, should students be unable to attend their placement at any point, for reason such as illness, both the employer and TCA must be informed of their absence. Employers are also required to confirm with TCA is a student does not attend.
For more details, click here to view the TCA Work Experience Protocol.
Employability skills from STEM Learning
Information on apprenticeships (includes regular parent packs)
Noticeboard for students
The Medicspot Innovation Grant awards £500 to UK students going on to study a degree related to health, medicine, nursing or life sciences.
Applications must be submitted online by 31 January each year.
More information: www.medicspot.co.uk/grant
Working with employers
Click here to read about how we work closely with employers to offer our students an insight into the world of work and the pathways available to them.
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Youthoria is the Youth Support Service website for young people in Cambridgeshire. On the website students can find information and advice on courses and work.
Help from the National Careers Service
Students can speak to advisers from the National Careers Service seven days a week via telephone, webchat, email or text.
icould tells students the inside story of how careers work. It includes case studies of people discussing their career paths, as well as articles and videos.
HelpYouChoose is the information, advice and careers guidance website for young people in Norfolk.
Opendays.com - The university and college open day directory
Vicky Read is the Level 6 qualified careers leader.
T: 01945 585237
Lisa Tarsitano is the Senior Leadership Team link.