Careers

  College and Sixth Form Events 2021-2022

  Careers Provider Access Statement Destination Data

 Careers Advice Presentation from the Prospect Trust

 

 

Careers Team

SLT Line Manager - Grant Davies  

Careers Coordinator - Amy Livingstone  

Careers Advisor - Helen Pople (The Prospect Trust)  

 

Careers at Frogmore

At Frogmore Community College we believe that every child can excel. The aim of our curriculum is to inspire and empower every child, through rich and memorable experiences, to flourish in their learning and live a fulfilled life, confidently equipped with breadth and depth of knowledge to play an active and informed role in society. Providing a robust Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG) programme for our students is an important part of this commitment.  

The Careers Curriculum

We are committed to exploring how the subjects that we offer can prepare students for life after Frogmore and we make explicit links to careers in our lessons. In addition to this, age appropriate careers- related PSHCE lessons are delivered to all students.

Towards the end of key stage 3, students are invited, along with their parents, to a key stage 4 options evening where they look into the different subjects that they can take, whether they be GCSEs or vocational qualifications. Following this, students have one- to-one bespoke Careers Guidance meetings about their option choices.

In key stage 4, students undertake a variety of activities to prepare them for life beyond Frogmore. Each student has a post-16 options advice and guidance interview with Helen Pople, our careers advisor from The Prospect Trust, located at Farnborough Sixth Form. All students are offered an appointment but they can also request an appointment by speaking to their Director of Progress.

In addition, we offer the following opportunities:

  • College, apprenticeship and employer talks
  • Careers fair with colleges, apprenticeship providers and employers
  • Careers focused assemblies
  • Promotion of National Citizen Service

 

Careers Adviser

Helen Pople is the Careers Adviser from The Prospect Trust and she is in school every Tuesday and based in Mr Davies, Assistant Headteacher's office. 

During student Career interviews, Helen Pople will help students to think about their future, what interests them, what college courses they would like to do after they leave Frogmore, as well as possible University options or future careers.  Interview sessions are for one lesson in duration, after which, students are able to email Helen Pople directly with any questions they might have or for follow up information. Students will also receive notes from the session, as well as web links and additional information to help guide them via their school email account.

Students can make appointments to see Helen Pople by speaking to their DoP, Tutor, Miss Livingstone or requesting an appointment form at reception.

 

Next Steps

Local Colleges

Basingstoke College (BCOT)
BCOT Website                                              BCOT Prospectus

Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA)

BCA Website                                                BCA Prospectus

Bracknell & Wokingham College

Bracknell & Wokingham Website                   Bracknell & Wokingham Prospectus

Edgbarrow Sixth Form

Edgbarrow Website                                       Edgbarrow Prospectus                 

Farnborough College of Technology (FCOT)

FCOT Website                                               FCOT Prospectus

Farnham College

Farnham Website                                          Farnham Prospectus

Guildford College

Guildford Website                                         Guildford Prospectus

HSDC

HSDC Website                                               HSDC Prospectuses

Merrist Wood

Merrist Wood Website                                    Merrist Wood Prospectus

Queen Mary’s College (QMC)

QMC Website                                                 QMC Prospectus

Reading College

Reading Website                                             Reading Prospectus

Sandhurst Sixth Form

Sandhurst Website                                         Sandhurst Prospectus

Sparsholt College

Sparsholt Website                                          Sparsholt Prospectus

The Sixth Form College Farnborough

Farnborough Website                                     Farnborough Sixth Prospectus

Yateley Sixth Form    

Yateley Website                                              Yateley Prospectus

 

National Citizen Service

NCS (https://wearencs.com/) is a nationally run programme for students at the end of year 11, with the objective “to help young people

achieve their potential and build bridges between communities”

 

Every year, students from Frogmore take part in the NCS summer programme and we are very proud to have been awarded the ‘Champion Award’ for our participation in this programme. We received the Gold Award 2019, which means that 50% of our eligible cohort signed up for this wonderful opportunity.

Careerometer

The Careerometer tool can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations to support the process of identifying potential careers. The widget provides access to a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects. 

Click the dotted square.  Type in the first career you think you might be interested in and select from the drop-down list, then add your second and third choice to see the comparison.

Careers Library

Our library has a wide selection of prospectuses and careers information. Miss Livingstone, our Careers Coordinator, is based in the library and will be happy to help students. Prospectuses for the local colleges are also available from the Directors of Progress, and in the Careers Guidance appointments.    

Careers Resoures for Staff

For information and resources for staff, please refer to the Careers folder on the Shared Drive

 

Websites for Parents

Career Map                                                  careermap.co.uk/

Amazing Apprenticeships                               amazingapprenticeships.com/

Success at School                                          Success at School - parents

CEC Facebook group                                     facebook.com/groups/careersforparents

Websites for students

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/ (Careers advice and guidance)

www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship - (Government Website for Apprenticeships)

amazingapprenticeships.com/ - (Apprenticeship advice, resources and vacancy snapshot)

www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/ - (Apprenticeship information and advice)

www.careercompanion.co.uk/ - (Careers advice and guidance)

www.careerpilot.org.uk/ - (Careers advice and guidance)

icould.com/ - (Careers advice and guidance)

nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/ - (Government careers information and guidance)

www.tlevels.gov.uk/ - (T Levels explained)

www.surrey.ac.uk/schools-colleges - (Surrey University events for school students, including holiday camps and University prep)

www.ucas.com/ - (Explore Universities and course options)

www.informedchoices.ac.uk/ - (Unsure of which course? This website can help)

www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2019/jun/07/university-league-tables-2020 - (League table of all the Universities in the UK, which you can filter by course)

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/ - (information about the variety of careers available within the NHS)

 

Employer Engagement

We would welcome interest from any company who would like to help young people in their choice of careers. If you are interested, please complete the Microsoft Form below, or if you would like more information of how you can help, then please contact our Careers Coordinator, Amy Livingstone (a.livingstone@frogmorecollege.co.uk)

Employer Engagement Form

 

Alumni

Did you once study at Frogmore? Then we’d love to hear from you! Our alumni can play a vital role in linking our students to their future prospects. If you would be interested in coming back to Frogmore to assist in our Careers programme by speaking with students or taking part in our careers activities, please complete the form below and we will be in touch.

Alumni Engagement Form

 

Impact of careers programme

We assess/measure the impact of the school’s career programme through the DFE published Destination Data. We also welcome feedback to help us to continually evaluate our Careers provision. Please complete one of the questionnaires below to assist in this evaluation.

Careers Evaluation - Parents

Careers Evaluation - Students

Careers Published Information Review Date: January 2022

Testimonials

  • "You are treated like an adult and are allowed to make your own choices to help improve your learning." Charlie, Y8
  • "The best thing about Frogmore is the fact that all the teachers know who everyone is and each individual is treated as themselves and are encouraged to be their own person." Katie, Y8
  • "I like that the school is small as it means all the teachers know each student and it makes the school a lot closer." Lara, Y10
  • "The Technology in the school is amazing in my opinion, both the computers and the design technology. There's also a feeling that you can go to any one of your teachers, and tell them how you feel. Which is amazing for everyone here." Reece, Y9
  • "The best thing about Frogmore is all the teachers try their best to make lessons fun and interesting." Christine, Y8
  • "I feel a lot of the time the work I am given in class is not too hard and not too easy. When I finish all my work there is nearly always something else to stretch me." Olivia, Y8
  • "The best thing about Frogmore is the vertical tutor groups because you can help get advice from other years." James, Y8
  • "We’re like a big family and everyone helps each other. " Scarlett, Y7
  • "I make a lot of progress in school because of the teachers. " Georgia, Y9
  • "I can't praise the school and individual teaching staff more highly. Charlie is supported so well both from his perspective and ours as parents. " Parents of Charlie