Preparing students for life after GCSE’s is a primary mission for the Academy.

Whether your son or daughter chooses to continue in education, studying A-levels or other vocational courses at college, or decides on pursuing an apprenticeship route, we at OIEA are passionate in ensuring your son or daughter is able to make the right decision for them.

Throughout their time at OIEA students are given a whole host of opportunities to learn more about the options available to them after they have completed their GCSE’s. We ensure that all students are supported when they consider their options towards the end of year 8 and provide further independent and impartial careers information, advice and guidance in years 10 and 11.

All years receive a full programme of careers education delivered during weekly PSHE lessons, and potential future careers are explored during regular timetabled lessons through class activities, school trips and guest speakers.

Here at OIEA we also offer students the chance of work experience. Year 10 students spend a week in industry learning about what the world of work is really like, and helping them discover whether their initial career idea is really what they thought it was.

At OIEA we aim to ensure that your son or daughter is equipped with the skills and knowledge to be successful after their time with us, no matter which path they choose to lead.

Please see our Provider Access Document (Careers Policy) on the policies page.
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