Graham School takes the responsibility to prepare our students for life after 16 very seriously. We pride ourselves on providing independent careers advice to ensure that our students secure a progression route that will help them achieve their ambitions. Our school Careers Lead is Mrs Emma Millican E: firstname.lastname@example.org who can be contacted at school on 01723 366541. We also have our own Careers Advisor, Pippa Harker – email@example.com
We offer students and families the opportunity to book an appointment to see the Careers Advisor. The Careers Advisor is in school on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week and can provide tailored information, advice and guidance relating to the post-16 options available to students. To book an appointment to see the Careers Advisor, please telephone the school on 01723 366451 or return a Career Consultation Request Form to the Careers Office.
With the support of colleges, training providers, universities and employers, we provide a range of experiences and information sessions to help students to understand their post-16 options. The programme of events includes opportunities to take part in work experience, university and college visits/taster sessions and ‘Meet the Employer’ sessions.
In addition we offer a wide range of packages to assist students in making career choices. These can be accessed at any time via the links below or through the school’s Learning Portal.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any feedback regarding CEIAG in our school or are able to offer support towards aspects of delivery or to be part of our meet the professionals programme.
Graham School adheres to the Baker Clause Policy Statement stipulating that schools must ensure that a “range of education and training providers” have access to students from year 7 to year 13 so that the students can be informed of the technical education and apprenticeships options that are available to them post 16.
This online resource has useful information about entry requirements and routes into over 1,200 jobs and careers.
Job Explorer Database (JED)
This database has a wealth of information on careers and a quiz to help identify careers that may suit students. The database is suitable for younger users.
National Careers Service
This central government website provides access to independent professional advice on careers, skills and the labour market for anyone aged 13 and over. Information can be accessed via the website, or by calling 0800 100 900.
This website provides information about apprenticeships for students, parents and employers, and includes a list of current apprenticeship vacancies.
Please click the below links and watch the videos for further information on apprenticeships and ASK (Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge)
ASK Parents Presentation
An introduction to Traineeships
This website features career opportunities available from the STEM family of subjects; Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
This guide covers all you need to know about STEM subjects and careers.
Success at School
A website full of careers advice for students and schools. Parents and carers can also read the Parent Guide 2020 – Helping your child begin their career journey and the Parents Guide to Employability.
Aiming for University
For the most up-to-date information about courses and entry requirements, you should refer to the websites of the universities you are interested in attending. Please be aware that the courses on offer are subject to change. This useful document, Aiming to go to University, is a useful starting point for your research and can be found on the Useful Information page for students.
Students from Graham School go on to study at a number of institutions providing post-16 education and training. Course information/application forms are available from the Careers Room, or at:
|Scarborough Sixth Form College
|Bishop Burton College
|Askham Bryan College
|The Academy (Hair and Beauty)
|East Riding College
|Lady Lumley’s School
Virtual tours and open days
Some colleges and sixth forms have produced virtual tours and online open days so even though you can’t visit in person, you can get a taste for what it is like to be there:
Askham Bryan College – Further Education Presentation:
We have a close relationship with all post-16 providers in the area, as well as local universities and employers.
Funding may be available from some colleges in the form of bursaries. Please contact the colleges to find out if bursaries are on offer, and if you are eligible to apply.
Post-16 Transport Assistance
Some students may be eligible to apply for travel assistance. Information and application forms are available at http://ww.northyorks.gov.uk/post16transport or by contacting North Yorkshire County Council on 0845 872 7374. Applications for assistance usually open in April or May each year, but you can ring for general advice before this time.
Information about Student Finance at University
Government information and guidance on student finance for those who are interested in going to university.
Independent Task Force on Student Finance
This website, maintained by Martin Lewis from moneysavingexpert.com, contains clear information for students, families and teaching staff on finance for students interested in going to university.
Attached is the letter detailing arrangements for Year 10 Parent's Evening on 1st December. Year 10 is a crucial year for our students so we would encourage as many parents as possible to attend so we can work together to achieve the best outcomes for them. #TeamGraham pic.twitter.com/7AYd…
With World Cup fever hitting the nation, some of our girls joined their coach Mr Toleman in a very competitive session of indoor footy after school today ⚽ #TeamGraham #WorldCup2022 pic.twitter.com/dGHc…
Well done to Y8 students invited for breakfast today for improved attendance, positive attitudes, resilience and commitment. They are all to be congratulated on their approach to school! ☕️🫖🥐🥯#TeamGraham pic.twitter.com/KEwa…
Well done to our U13 Netball team who participated in the partnership tournament at Scalby School. Mainly made up of Year 7 students, they held their own against much more experienced players. Training continues every Tuesday 3-4pm. Everyone welcome. #TeamGraham pic.twitter.com/qfRe…
Today our Year 10 Drama students visited The Stephen Joseph Theatre. They learnt about the acting degree on offer at Coventry University. They got to meet a number of professionals and took part in an acting workshop. The students were certainly inspired! 🎭#TeamGraham pic.twitter.com/IVb3…