Careers and Higher Education
All students at Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey receive careers information and advice. Their subject tutors and mentors are there to advise them so each student makes an informed choice about their future studies.
In Years 12 and 13 we support students with developing their interview and employability skills and we provide them with the information they need to make choices for when they leave our Sixth Form. Each year, Year 12 students attend the UCAS Convention, here they have the opportunity to speak to Universities from all over the country.
If university is a choice then they are guided through the ’UCAS’ process and advised as to how to write their Personal Statements. In addition all students can meet with Miss Kempt for information, advice and guidance if they wish to follow an apprenticeship or employment pathway.
Year 12 and Year 13 students are also encouraged to take up volunteering. Students are advised as to how these activities will all help towards their future employment.
Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey works closely with The Kent & Medway Progression Federation. This is a partnership between Canterbury Christ Church University, the University for the Creative Arts, the University of Kent, Kent County Council, Medway Council, East Kent College, and 40 schools. They work together to raise the attainment and aspirations of young people in Kent and Medway who may not otherwise consider higher education as a route to success. We are invited to many events at the different universities for students to have a taste of university life.
A Careers Fair is held annually attracting local exhibitors who talk to students in all year groups about their industry and the career and apprenticeships opportunities available. Local colleges and universities are also invited too.
The Academy measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme through the use of student surveys and destination data. Students will complete a careers journal to show their development, knowledge and skills they have built throughout Years 7 through to 13.
The Academy will next review the programme in June 2019.