Students destination figures are another indication of how we can assess the impact of the Careers programme at OCA. According to the new government statutory guidelines:
‘every student must receive impartial guidance in the form of a 1:1 interview before they leave school at 16.’
Therefore, having recently employed Career Connect as our impartial careers adviser, Year 11 students will receive the necessary advice and guidance to steer them onto the correct and most suitable career path for Post 16 education. This may be in the form of a further education establishment, an apprenticeship or other training providers alongside employment.
We are very proud of the fact that the summer of 2018, 93.6% of leavers secured places at the Further Education provider of their choice, and 98.4% were either in education, apprenticeships or training.
The hard work carried out by our Careers Adviser and the intervention put into place as part of the careers programme ensured that 98% of our Year 11 students had provisional destinations prior to them leaving in August. 98% of students have enrolled onto a course at college, started an apprenticeship or employment with training.
We also track our students who enter into Higher Education. 34 of our Class of 2017 have enrolled onto a University course this September.