Burnage Academy for Boys is committed to maximising the benefits for every pupil by developing and promoting a whole school approach to Careers Education, Guidance and Enterprise Education.
Ms. A Boyd, Head of Careers: email@example.com
Suzanne Acton, Careers Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Aspinall (Careers support)
Anna Seton (KS3 Careers support)
All can be contacted via the school office (0161 4321527)
At Burnage Academy we encourage and enable our students to:
Burnage Academy aims to:
To inspire Burnage Academy boys to pursue the highest academic, personal and moral standards and empower them to become responsible global citizens who have a positive impact in the world.
To build on our employer and alumni network to continue inspiring our students on their futures through real-life encounters.
Burnage Academy is working with The Careers and Enterprise Company and Future First to bring more businesses and alumni into the school, we would like to explore the following opportunities;
We have recently joined forces with Future First in order to develop our links with past students. This is a very exciting opportunity as ex-students can let us know, in a formal way, if they are interested in working with our current cohort of students. There are a variety of capacities in which they can help the school:
If you are interested in signing up to our expanding network of alumni the visit the web link below to register your interest and I look forward to hearing from you:
To enable all Year 11 students and their parents/careers to have the opportunity to decide on their progression routes- Apprenticeships/Further Education.
Typically students chose to do a combination of 3 subjects. Depending on which college they chose they will have a choice of up to approximately 25 subjects to choose from. A Levels are a very academic way of learning and students need to be prepared to for this. For most subjects students assessed by 3 exams at the end of year 2 to determine their final mark. Certain subjects such as Art, Drama and Science still incorporate an element of coursework towards the final grade. Each A Level is graded A-E and for University entry each grade is given a number of UCAS points, depending on the course and University your son wants to apply for the number of UCAS points required varies. If your son wants to go and study Medicine or Dentistry at University then presently A Levels are the only option to achieve this.
BTEC qualifications are vocational and suit students who like to learn by practical assessments and coursework. BTEC’s are offered in a wide variety of subject areas across all different levels so allow students who don’t achieve 5 GCSE’s grade 4-9 the opportunity to start on a lower level and work their way up. BTEC qualifications are acceptable for entry to many degree courses, a Level 3 extended Diploma is equal to 3 A Levels and attracts the same number of UCAS points.
A Number of local colleges offer the chance to do a package of 5 GCSE’s in one year for students who did not gain the required grades first time round. This can be a useful option for students who are ambitious to go onto A Levels.
Apprenticeships combine working with studying and are increasing in number year on year at present due to the Government placing a bigger emphasis on their importance. Generally an apprenticeship will involve working 4-5 days a week for a company and studying for the remaining time either on day release in college or with the support of a tutor at your workplace.
Apprenticeships have many advantages such as being paid to learn and gaining invaluable experience in the workplace. However many students don’t realise the commitment required in firstly securing a vacancy and then the requirements within the workplace. Gaining an apprenticeship takes hard work and in many cases strong grades at GCSE, specifically Maths and English Language are essential.
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UCAS University Applications - Careers section on every degree, and check entry requirements for different courses.