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Life at School

About life here at West Coventry Academy


Here at West Coventry Academy we believe that the right careers advice throughout a students’ time with us is crucial in helping them make the right decisions about their future and provides direction and purpose to their journey with us. 

We employ a full time careers Officer, Chris Day.

Her responsibilities include:

  • Providing targeted support for Year 11-13 to help them make important decisions about final destinations
  • Advice to Year 8 and Year 11 as they make their GCSE subject choices and make applications to Post 16 providers
  • Organising and leading on career related educational visits to events such as the Skills Show
  • Leading on organising Year 10 Work Experience (ALL students participate in a two week work experience at the end of Year 10)
  • Leading on whole school PHSE Days which have a careers focus.

Key Documents:

Careers Information and Guidance Events 2018-19

(Updated 25/03/19)

Friday 5th October - Year 11/12/13
Careers Fair (1hr per year group)

Wednesday 10th October - Year 11
DHL CV & Interview Skills (half day)

Wednesday 10th October - Year 11
Warwick Uni Visit - Revision Seminar (2hrs)

Wednesday 17th October - Year 10
Coventry Uni Mock Interviews & Feedback (15 mins per interview)

Wednesday 31st October - Year 10
DHL Workshop 'Employability Skills' (x2 half day)

Wednesday 31st October - Year 9
JED Careers Programme (1hr)
Writing CV's (1hr)

Wednesday 31st October - Year 10
Mock Interview & Interview Techniques (1hr)
Updating CV's (1hr)

Wednesday 31st October - Year 11
Buzz Quiz & Understanding Learning Styles + Personality (1hr)
Updating DV's & Work Experience Reflection (1hr)

Wednesday 31st October - Year 10
DHL Skills Workshop

Friday 16th November - Year 10
Skills Show NEC (half day)

Friday 23rd November - Year 7
Eon STEAM Workshops (x2 half day)

Wednesday 12th December - Year 10
'Raising Aspirations' Coventry Uni

Monday 17th December - Year 11
Engineering Trip

TBC - Year 10
Warwick Uni Interviews

Wednesday 16th January - Year 10
'Raising Aspirations' Warwick Uni (6wks\P1 Weds)

Thursday 17th January - Year 8
Comtec (transition company)

Wednesday 23rd January - Year 11
Engineering App Workshop

Friday 25th January - Year 11
Royal Navy Catering

Friday 1st February - Year 10
Rotary Club Debating at Sidney Stringer

Wednesday 13th February - Year 10
'Big Maths Quiz' Birmingham Uni

Tuesday 26th February - Year 9
Writing the Wrongs at Warwick Uni (English Dept.)

Tuesday 5th March - Year 10/11
Pathways to Law, Banking & Finance

Friday 1st March - Year 11
'What Career Live' NEC

Monday 4th March - Year 11
Apprenticeship Workshop

Friday 8th March - Year 11
Warwickshire Manufacturing Group Event

Tuesday 12th March - Year 11
CW Chambertraining Haridressing Apprenticeships

Wednesday 20th March - Year 9/10
Site Visit - Galliford Try (Construction)

Tuesday 26th March - Year 11, 12, 13
UCFB Presentation HE in Sports-Related Degrees

Careers Fair 2018:

Careers Fair 2017:

Careers Fair 2016: