Careers, Information, Advice & Guidance

At St Antony’s, Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) begins in Year 7 when students begin thinking about their skills and abilities through their PHSE days. This continues throughout KS3 and then with form tutors in KS4, along with more focused guidance via Connexions.

In Year 9, certain students are also able to access the advice of the Connexions team at St Antony’s as they begin to make their Option Choice decisions. The IAG at this stage will help students make sensible decisions about their KS4 subjects and to understand how they can lead into post-16 pathways.

Throughout Year 10 and early in Year 11, every student will be interviewed on an individual basis for bespoke IAG. Many students are able to access Connexions more than once if there is a need.

Our Connexions officer is Grainne, who is in school every Tuesday.

Connexions offer a drop-in service on the days that they work in the College – any student can pop in to see the Connexions officer during break or lunch times.

Colleges also visit the school for assemblies and drop in services to discuss students’ further education possibilities.

We have a Careers library at the back of the main library for students to use and do research and there are lots of websites that can offer support, such as:

www.connexions-direct.com/index.cfm?go=Careers

www.direct.gov.uk/en/AdvancedSearch/Searchresults/index.htm?fullText=Careers