General Introduction

World-Class careers education and guidance is central to supporting every young person at Braunton Academy to fulfil his or her potential as contributors to the economy and society.  

We aim to ensure that our students can identify clear pathways that will take them through school to further study and training, and on to employment.  To know what routes are available and what will be required of them to progress. They need to know what they aspire to do, what they can do, and what they need to do.

We want our students to develop the necessary skills required to understand and navigate the world of work throughout their life, and develop their knowledge of and understanding of themselves as individuals to allow them to learn how to make choices that enable them to meet their full potential.

Our students are our future.

The Careers Leader is Mr Parsons and can be contacted on
The Work Experience Co-ordinator is Mrs Tracey King and can be contacted on

Curriculum Overview – Key Stage 3

Year 7

What is Careers?

Making transitions

Decision making

Identifying their skills, qualities and attributes

Investigating Work

Extended learning Opportunities

Met Office camp

Year 8

I don’t want to do that job.

Local Job market and LMI research

What is CSW and how can it help me?

This is what I want.

Bag of crisps

The World is changing

Extended learning Opportunities

Tomorrows Engineers

Future First Alumni

Year 9

Students engage in a pathways programme that includes the delivery of set lessons in PD plus presentations by Subject Heads of Department, employer visits and Student ambassador careers speed dating

Transferable skills

Gender stereotyping

Making choices

Links between subjects and Careers


What is an Apprenticeship?

Extended Learning Opportunities

Employer Careers Speed dating

Student Ambassador Subject Speed dating

Apprenticeship show

Future First Alumni careers in the food industry

Student aspiration visit – Fire Service

Student aspiration visit – Brend hotels

Petroc Vocational Courses taster day

GCSE Courses

At year 10 CEIAG is delivered as part of PD lessons which is one lesson each fortnight.  This is supplemented by events and the tutor time activities.


Action planning

Progression research

Labour Market Information


Extended Opportunities

Careers South West targeted Careers Interview

Army Employability workshop

Petroc Taster day

Apprenticeship show

Exeter University taster day

Exeter University Discovery Day

Employer Aspiration workshops (2)

Careers Speed dating

Army Skills for Life

Students also complete a week’s Work Experience which contributes to their CEIAG.  Details of this can be found on the Work Experience page.


Year 11

At year 11 CEIAG is delivered as part of PD lessons which is one lesson each fortnight.  This is supplemented by events and the tutor time activities.

Progression research

Post 16 pathways

University and UCAS

Interview Day preparation

Personal statement

Extended Opportunities

Interview Day

Post 16 Information Evening

Post 16 presentation

NDH Medical Lectures

Future First Overcoming Barriers

Employer Aspiration Workshops

Careers South West

Braunton academy  access a CSW advisor as part of the local offer.  

In addition we contract an extra one day a week as well as attendance at Parents Evenings to ensure that our students have independent and impartial careers advice

Our current CSW advisor is Natalie Bray who supports students in their post 16 progression and aspirations.  She supports students in a number of ways:

Whole class sessions.

Focused target group sessions.

Individual interview 45 minutes to an hour with parents invited.

Support at Parents and Post 16 evenings

Home visits.

Telephone IAG

Work Experience Visits


This support as well as our planned PSHE programme ensures our Destinations data is outstanding and student’s progress onto appropriate, aspiring and challenging Education, Employment or Training.

Braunton Academy Alumni

We have teamed up with Futures First to establish our Alumni to enable our past students to provide advice and guidance for our current students.

Details of this is on our Alumni page.

Homework / Independent Learning

To help develop our students aspirations and future pathways parents should encourage their child to be an active part of the community and take part in the many opportunities on offer to them.

Throughout the year information and links are sent home to parents regarding Apprenticeships, University Open Days, Careers research tools and opportunities.

The more your child seeks and finds out about the world of work the better they will be prepared.

Extra-curricular and Enrichment Opportunities – As part of year groups 

A summary of what is on offer throughout the year for students.

Useful Links

Careers Planner


School Exam No: 54121

Username: Forename.Surname (insert you name here)

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Tel: 01271 812221


Braunton Academy,
Barton Lane, Braunton,
North Devon, EX33 2BP