Dartford Grammar School

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Careers Advice & Guidance

Here at Dartford Grammar School we passionately believe in preparing students not only academically for their examinations but also with the skills required for their futures as citizens of the world. It is important that all students are fully supported and guided through the process of planning for their futures and the, PSHE, extra and co-curricula provision reflects this. Support starts from all staff playing an active role, as subject teachers advising on their own subjects or in the delivery of careers education through the PSHE programme in form time. All students also have the opportunity to meet an independent careers advisor and carry out work experience by the end of Year 11. On top of this students have the opportunity to attend special events and enrichment activities such as the careers fair, Higher Education evening, visits, trips, lectures and assemblies. The success of this programme can be seen in the outstanding and varied future destinations our students achieve.

 Programme of Study

The careers programme aims for students to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of their own strengths, skills, abilities and affinities to enable them to make decisions about their future.
  • Improve their own employability by developing the work place skills and take part in work related activities in and out of school.
  • Support students to make decisions about their future through key transitions and ensure they have the resilience to make these decisions.
  • Understand the range of future careers opportunities open to them. 

Year 7

Self audit

Year 8

Career pathways

Business understanding and enterprise

Financial choices

Year 9

Careers and Economic Understanding

Making the right choices

Year 10

The world of work and work experience

Assertiveness, communication and negotiation skills

Year 11

Post-16 options

Job interviews

Enhance your CV

Careers presentation

Careers fair

6th Form

Creativity Activity and Service

Presenting, personal organisation and time management

Careers fair

Volunteering fair

Higher Education (HE) evening

UCAS application support

Student Finance

Interview techniques

As a school we have strong links to our alumni, the parents association and employers, both locally and nationally, and they having a significant involvement in our careers programme. This includes offering work experience placements, delivering lectures and seminars about their field of work, supporting students in applications and attending the HE evening and careers fair.  We are though always looking for ways to develop this side of our programme and will welcome any contact from alumni, parents or employers about ways they can support our students.

Provider Access Policy

Should you wish to contact the school about any aspect of the careers programme please e-mail info@dartfordgrammarschool.org.uk, marking it for the attention of the careers leader Mr S Williams,  Senior Leader.