Careers Curriculum

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Experience has shown that people who have achieved success and fulfilment in their careers, are those who have positively ‘owned’ their career path at an early stage and have made it happen.

The Careers Department’s aims and associated programme of activities is geared to supporting, encouraging and guiding our young people into assuming personal responsibility for their future. Pupils are encouraged to:

The department delivers a comprehensive programme of activities, which includes presentations by representatives from successful companies, and is fully supported by an extensive careers library, CBT assessment software and CBT tutorials, together with on-demand counselling and guidance from the departmental staff.

The Careers Department is based in the Learning Commons. Students have access to a wide range of resources including Careers and Apprenticeship guides, college and university prospectuses, information posters and notices.

We would like to remind you of our email facility should you have any questions: All students can email the Careers Department if they require advice.

You can also contact:-

Mrs Paterson, Head of Careers Advice and Guidance -, Tel 01689 869933

Miss Prescott, Assistant Head teacher, KS5 & CEAIG -

Our Enteprise Coordinator

Ravens Wood School are proud to be part of the London Enterprise Adviser Network, a national network set up by Careers and Enterprise Company in partnership with the Mayor of London and other local delivery partners. Our Enterprise Coordinator, Maria Tonchievici is working closely with the Careers Department to ensure that we achieve all 8 Gatsby Benchmarks. The school are also privileged to have two Enterprise Advisers (business volunteers), Lisa Monteith and Anna Patterson, who offer their professional expertise and support the school with increasing business engagement and developing a whole school careers plan.

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Labour Market Information

National Careers Service

This is a free service which provides independent and impartial careers, pathway and destinations advice to parents, carers and students. Telephone 0800 100 900 open from 8am to 10pm 7 days a week.


Is available to all of Ravens Wood school students to help with their career planning, giving opportunities to explore develop and maximise potential. Email to Careers Department for the licence code to start.

STEM Careers

Information regarding career opportunities for those studying STEM subjects can be found on our STEM website.

Post 16

For post 16 information at Ravens Wood, please click here.

Work Experience

Work Experience in 2021 will be virtual. Further details will follow. Our dates will be 5th – 9th July 2021


For CV writing information, please click on the links below:

Example Curriculum Vitae

How to Write a CV


Transferable Skills Checklist

CV Writing Information from Bromley Careers

Useful Links:

National Careers Service

The Apprenticeship Guide

Amazing Apprenticeships

Career Map

Websites to Investigate - Apprenticeships & Work

How to Look for Volunteering Opportunities

Careers Bulletin September 2020
Careers Bulletin June 2020
Careers Fair Bulletin March 2020
College Dates Spring 2020
Applying to College
Post 16 Choices
Year 13 - Support for Next Steps
14.01.20 Yr 10 Work Shadowing with Parents Letter
14.01.20 Yr 10 Work Shadowing Consent Form
CEIAG Learning Outcomes
Statement of Entitlement to Careers
Apprenticeship Info - Parent Pack - October 2020
Apprenticeship Info - Parent Pack September 2020
Apprenticeship Info - Parent Pack August 2020
Apprenticeship Info - Parent Pack May 2020
WEX - Report 2019
WEX - Intro Letter to Parents Yr12 Work Experience
WEX - Yr 12 Own Placement Form
WEX - Yr 12 Own Placement Guidance Notes