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Careers and IAG


Through careers education at LGGS we hope to encourage pupils to set themselves challenging goals which they can fulfil by achieving their best both personally and academically.  We aim to offer advice and guidance that strikes the right balance in order to produce successful, confident young people that are prepared for the world of work.

During their time at LGGS every pupil is encouraged to think about their future by developing their skills and making the most of their talents regardless of their background or individual circumstances. In order to help them prepare for college, university, apprenticeships and the world of employment, we provide timely careers guidance across the year groups.
We continue to develop links with leading local employers in professions, business, industry and the public, community and voluntary sectors. We invite leading, successful and accomplished professionals from the community and beyond to engage with our pupils so that they can really see what opportunities are available to them.
In addition to subject related careers activities, as part of their preparations for the world of work, students participate in Careers sessions during KS3 and KS4. Here students have the opportunity to learn about the changing labour market, research enterprise companies and gather information about apprenticeship pathways.

Year 11 Guidance Interviews
Year 11 students are offered one to one independent advice and guidance interviews to explore their post 16 and post 18 options.
Additional sessions are provided for pupils who are still unclear or unsure about their future. 

Year 12 Route Map Talks
Year 12 students follow the Route Map talks. This is a range of talks that brings in universities admissions teams, LGGS Alumni, Guest Lecturers and academic workshops. Within the Route Map Talks there is also a route for apprenticeship talks, staggered throughout the year.
The Route Map allows Year 12 to engage in debate, broaden their horizons, avoid transport costs to universities, and understand the variety of admissions criteria for university. Year 10 and 11 also access the vocational talks through the Medical Society, Veterinary Society and Dentistry Society.
In addition to the Route Map talks there is an opportunity for one to one conversation with every student in Year 12 with a Head of Year from the Sixth Form Team. This personalised conversation aims to support students with their initial intentions for their future beyond compulsory education. This initial conversation will determine how many more conversations/interventions are needed and how far parents need to be involved.

UCAS Talks
UCAS talks take place from May to the end of June to the whole year group. They also involve separate apprenticeship guidance talks, early applicant meetings with specialised guidance for conservatoire applicants, Oxbridge, Medical, Veterinary and Dentistry.

There is an annual talk for parents in May each year covering, the stages of the application process and guidance available from school, the application process for Student Finance England, the application process for Disability funding and the declaration of a disability to universities.

We hold interview seminars for Year 13 students. We also offer a Mock Interview Night in October each year for all students, current and returning applicants who are expecting an interview as part of their admission requirements to university.

Our Careers Fair takes place every three years, with the next one due in the Academic year 2019-2020. In addition to this we have recently held our first Careers in the Arts evening that focussed on careers in the creative sector. These evenings are aimed at pupils in Year 9 - Year 13.

As a school we always look to evaluate the Careers provision. The voices of students, teachers and employers are used to make necessary changes.

The academic year 2019-2020 we have the following areas of focus:

  • Improving the CEIAG information provided through the school website.
  • Improving the range of opportunities for access to CEIAG for all year groups through Health and Careers days and the Y11 Careers programme.
  • Improving the CEIAG programme to meet the needs of each student.
  • Involving parents more in the delivery of CEIAG.
  • Linking the CEIAG to meet the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.
  • Enhancing links with external providers to cater for the needs of all pupils.
The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks

A stable careers programme.


Learning from career and labour market information.


Addressing the needs of each student.


Linking curriculum learning to careers.


Encounters with employers and employees.


Experiences of workplaces.


Encounters with further and higher education.


Personal guidance.

Careers Information Overview


LGGS is pleased to have the support of an independent Careers Advisor, Ms Carol Hope, who is available for consultation and support on Mondays.

Ms Hope supports students in Years 10 - 13 and provides independent advice and guidance on choices for GCSE, A-level, Apprenticeships, University and employment.

In addition, all students in Years 9 and 11 have an IAG discussion with a member of the Senior Leadership Team when deciding on their course options for GCSE and A-level.

Inspira Enterprise Co-ordinator

LGGS has an enterprise Co-ordinator who provides access to contacts and support with Careers activities. An Enterprise Advisor has also been provided to assist in the delivery and development of Careers education within school.


Parents who are seeking further information or who would like to contribute to the Careers Education Programme should use the contact details for the School Careers Leader below:

Mr D Green

Tel: 01524 581661

The next review date for Careers Education will be the Summer Term 2019.

Please click on the link below to view the range of Careers activities that take place in school.

Links to Careers Information

Amazing Apprenticeships Information and Guidance about Apprenticeships
Army Careers Information and guidance about careers in the Army
Creative & Digital Careers Information and guidance from the creative and cultural skills website
Engineering Information and guidance from the Tomorrow's engineers website

Gatsby Benchmarks 

Information on the Gatsby Careers benchmarks
Good Universities Guide Advice on choosing an university, a course and practical tips on how to apply
Health professions Information from the UKCAT website for people interested in health based careers
Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub Information about the Lancashire Labour market
Lancashire Careers Hub A range of careers resources
Medicine Information and guidance on Careers in Medicine from the Medic Portal website
Police Careers Information and guidance on Careers in the Police from the Lancashire Police website
Royal Airforce  Information on careers in the RAF


Careers Date  
CEIAG Overview 05th Jan 2019 Download
2021 LGGS Careers Directory 15th Mar 2021 Download
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