The careers programme at London Academy includes careers education sessions, career guidance activities (group work and individual interviews), information and research activities and work-related learning.
Careers lessons are part of the school’s PSHE programme and subject curriculum. The programme is provided to pupils and students through:-
- The PSHE curriculum via specific form time lessons;
- Careers interviews with Barnet careers adviser;
- The annual London Academy Careers Fair;
- A dedicated UCAS mentor for all Yr12 & Yr13 students.
- University Visits as part of our LA7 commitment to students;
A summary of our 2022 offer can be found below:
All students yr7-yr13 also have access to our dedicated Microsoft Teams LA Careers advice and Guidance page which posts weekly opportunities available to students around engagement with employers, careers related experiences and guidance for university applications.
London Academy makes use of partnerships with the following organisations to support our careers advice and guidance delivery:
Skillsometer has been designed for those who are not sure what jobs they may be interested in. Thinking about skills, interests and the ways these can link to jobs can be a helpful first step in identifying possible future jobs. Users take the quiz, which requires them to reflect on a number statements and decide what they love, are not sure about or dislike. The statements are presented within six well established occupational categories (Artistic, Realistic, Investigative, Conventional, Enterprising, and Social), which are then ranked against jobs. Once the user has completed the quiz they are given a short list of job suggestions that are most likely to be suited to their own particular skills and interests. Each job can be explored as a description is presented together with information on pay and hours. For further information on the job, and to compare with other jobs, the user could then go to the Careerometer.
Careerometer is an easy way to get access to labour market information. Users can search for different careers and access information around wages and projected growth within that industry. This is a great way for students to explore careers that they are interested in.
Please also find below our Provider Access Statement for any organisations wishing to work with and support London Academy students.