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Careers, Citizenship & PSHE FAQs

Q. Why does careers education start in Year 7?

A. Careers education in Year 7 focuses upon broadening horizons and raising aspirations, giving children a wide range of experiences of the world including the ability to recognise their own strengths and attributes.


Q. What support and / or resources are available to support decision making for students?

A. All students have regular, timetabled citizenship lessons in ICT rooms. These aim to support the process of reviewing information so that informed decisions can be made at the end of KS3, post-16 and post-18. Students have access to external speakers from FE and HE institutions where appropriate and we work closely with our business community and QEGS alumni to ensure students receive encouragement to reach their aspirations.


Q. Do you work with external agencies to provide impartial careers guidance?

A. We contract a local organisation, Complete Careers, to provide impartial Careers Information Advice and Guidance. All students in Year 11 are able to access a 1-1 appointment with a qualified adviser to discuss their futures and to create an action plan.


Q. What is PSHE education?

A. Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education develops the knowledge, skills and attributes all pupils need in order to keep healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.


Q. What if I wish to exclude my child from Relationships & Sex Education (RSE)?

A. Currently, in any school that provides RSE, parents have the right to withdraw their children from all or part of RSE (excluding learning about reproduction and human development within national curriculum science).