Kenilworth School

Student Room

Year 11 students. 
Warwickshire College Group are holding another Virtual Open Evening in March. Please look at the link attached. If you are unsure of your next steps there is lots of information on the website that will also help you make that decision. You can contact Miss Brennan our Careers Adviser also on
If you do know the course you want to study and haven't already applied - apply now!


See Miss Brennan if you need support with the following:

Year 9 option choices A levels
Work experience Apprenticeships
College courses Motivation and Goal setting
Interviews Saturday jobs


Careers Roadmap

“Enabling and Empowering our students to be the best they can be”.

Adhering to the Gatsby Benchmarks and the Department for Education strategy.


Year 11

One to One appointments – at least one intervention through Key Stage 4

Additional follow up appointment’s if required.

Targeted appointments for: SEN/Pupil Premium/Needing support.

Targeted appointments for those not attending Kenilworth Sixth Form.  

Introduction to Unifrog

Careers Fair – Autumn Term

Provider Fair – Apprentices/FE/Drama & Sports offerings.

Employer Talks

Work experience – Summer Term

Virtual Careers Fair – Summer Term

Careers Café – students can drop in through lunchtime: January – April.

Futures Day – introduction to Sixth Form



Year 10

Initial Careers interventions – spring term.

Careers Fairs – Autumn term and Spring Term

Provider Fair – apprenticeships/FE/Drama and Sports and Animal Colleges

Employer Talks

JED – revisit

CV Workshops – Barclays Life Skills/DHL

Mock Interviews

Careers café – June to end of term


Year 9

Assembly Introduction to Careers

JED introduction

Speed Careers Event – January – Autumn Term

Options Evening – careers adviser present

PSHE – Employability Skills

Employer encounter – Fire Service

Feeding Britain’s Future Workshop

Coventry Building Society – IT introduction to world of work.


Year 8

Assembly introduction to Careers – September

Careers introduction in PSHE

Employer Talk – Fire Service

Labour Market Information

Building in careers awareness via Curriculum

Job Explorer Database - JED

JED – Job Explorer Database.


Let me introduce you to a Careers tool that we use here at school. 

Its called JED which stands for 'Job Explorer Database'. 

Within this tool it gives a breakdown of a wide variety of different job roles.

  • It has pictures, quizzes, career facts of the day.
  • There are video clips of people conducting their actual roles in real life settings; real people doing real jobs.
  • It contains useful fact sheets and a tip/job of the day! 


Most importantly at this stage; It helps you choose your options.

Look at ‘choices at 14+’ within the Factsheets section.

Why don’t you take the Big Quiz! This may give you an idea as to a path you may wish to pursue  - it will certainly help! 


It is also very easy to access, JOB EXPLORERS DATABASE LOGIN

or Alternatively  please see the path as follows; 

  • Go onto the FROG/VLE 
  • Look for the Careers button – orangey yellow colour next to classcharts.
  • Then you will see Job Explorer Database written in red with a paragraph below. Within that paragraph there is an opportunity to 'click here'. This is the way to go onto the site whether the student is at school or at home. 
  • Then select JED.

Useful websites

Useful websites list. Post 16/post 18.

  • Careers Gateway
  • NHS Careers
  • Warwickshire County Council Apprenticeships –
  • Warwickshire College Group –
  • Solihull College & University centre –
  • Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber Training –
  • The Apprenticeship Guide 2018
  •  – Careers Advice for School leavers
  • Which – Which degree courses do your A Levels suit?