Bexhill Academy is committed to preparing students for the world of work and supporting them to make informed decisions about their future options. We have an established careers programme that is evaluated and updated on an annual basis. We hold the The Quality in Careers Standard which was reassessed by Investor in Careers in December 2017. Our careers programme is mapped against the Gatsby Benchmarks which are seen as the gold standard for careers provision.
After browsing through the information provided on this website, if you have any questions about careers provision at Bexhill Academy, please contact Cheryl.Smith@bexhillacademy.org
Cheryl Smith is our appointed careers professional. She holds the Qualification in Career Guidance (QCG) and a Masters in Careers Guidance. She is also a member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and on their register of careers professionals.
Exploring Career Ideas
It is never too early to start thinking about what you might like to do and there are lots of great websites that offer you the opportunity to explore any ideas you may have.
It is quite normal for ideas to change over time but the more ideas you have, explore and consider, the better informed you will be - helping you to make good decisions about which pathway to follow.
The Apprenticeships web site gives you all the information you need to find out about all levels of apprenticeships and traineeships.
Career Research Matrix
icould is a great website for exploring career ideas. The Buzz Quiz allows you to find out what jobs suit your personality and there are hundreds of career videos to inspire you.
National Career Service Website
The National Careers Service has a special section for 13-16 year olds and a comprehensive A-Z of job profiles giving lots of information about the nature of the job, income, entry routes and links to find out more.
UCAS Progress allows you to explore post 16 education and training options that are searchable on your postcode
Where STEM can take you
If you are interested in science, technology, engineering or maths this website focuses on where these subjects can take you
Useful Advice & Links
We have done the research so you don't have to - below are some VERY useful documents all designed to help you get where you need to go
Produced after National Careers Week, our 12 page "A Guide For Parents: Steering your Teenager toward a Job and Career" is available free for parents and schools/colleges. It helps parents to get their teenagers engaged with careers information and services available to them and with building employability, application and interview skills.
A Guide For Parents: Steering your Teenager toward a Job and Career
Are you a problem solver? Interested in becoming an Engineer?
See Miss Rhodes in F5 for information about a schlorship with Arkwright
Feel free to email her any time between Wed - Fri
Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance at Bexhill Academy
How to Apply for College or an Apprenticeship
A guide for students and parents
How to Complete a Personal Statement
The summer of your life:
National Citizen Service
UCAS Progress - Applying for College
Bexhill Academy are now using UCAS Progress for Year 11 students to submit college applications through their online system
UCAS Progress Step by Step Guide
Sussex Schools & Colleges Course Assistance
These are some forms which you can download to provide you with assistance for your further educational needs
College Travel Assistance Information
Information about the help Sussex Council provide for getting to and from college
Getting to College – East Sussex County Council
The following link gives details of transport options and costs from the ESCC website.
Guidance Notes for PS-1
Advice notes for applying for a Travel Award
View / Download
Travel Award Application
This form should be completed by students living in Sussex who are between 16-19 and who to apply for a travel awards
View / Download
Sussex Coast College
RE: Bexhill Academy - Tuesday 3rd July
The sign up page is going live to coincide with our Year 10 Open Evening.
Please note this year you only need to choose 4 subjects and not all subjects run on all sessions (dropdowns will show correct availability).
2018 Sussex Coast College - Taster Day
Sussex Coast College - Registration Process
UCAS Progress for Year 11
Any queries please see Mr Eldridge
College Open Events 2017-2018
Saturday 21st April 09.00 - 12.00 (Netherfield Campus)
Thursday 28th June 15.00 - 19.00
Saturday 25th August 09.00 - 12.00
25th and 26th June
Saturday 12th May 2018
COMING SOON Lambing Week, Horse Show, Careers Awareness Days
Sussex Coast College:
Year 10 Taster Days:
2nd – 6th July 2018
Career Insight Talks
World of Work on a Wednesday
The World of Week on a Wednesday
The World of Work on a Wednesday
LMI for all