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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 27/11/18)

Wednesday 10th October Year 11 (x30)
DHL CV & Interview skills (half day)

Wednesday 10th October Year 11 (x26)
Warwick Uni Visit – Revision seminar (2hrs)

Wednesday 17th October Year 11 (x20)
Coventry University Mock Interviews & feedback (15mins per interview)

Wednesday 31st October Year 10 (x45)
DHL Workshop ‘Employability Skills’ (x2 half day)

Wednesday 31st October Year 9 (whole year group)
JED careers programme (1hr)
Writing CV’s (1hr)

Wednesday 31st October Year 10 (whole year group)
Mock Interview and interview techniques (1 hour)
Updating CV’s (1hr)

Wednesday 31st October Year 11 (whole year group)
Buzz Quiz & Understanding learning styles & Personality (1hr)
Updating CV’s & work experience reflection (1hr)

Friday 16th November  Year 10 (x50)
Skills Show NEC (half day)

Friday 23rd November Year 7 (x60)
Eon STEAM Workshops X2 (half day)

TBC Year 10 X8
Warwick Uni interviews

Careers Fair 2018:

Careers Fair 2017:

Careers Fair 2016: