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Life at School

About life here at West Coventry Academy


If students want to find more out about Careers & Universities, please attend the Free Event at the NEC on either Friday or Saturday 28/29th February 2020.

Everything is all under one roof and students can talk with many organisations attending, who are recruiting for a range of apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships – ideal for Year 13 & 11 Leavers. Students can also obtain careers advice from the free seminars and it’s an ideal platform for students to find out more about Careers and Higher Education opportunities to help them decide what to do after leaving school.

Here at West Coventry Academy we believe that the right careers advice throughout a students’ time with us is crucial in helping them make the right decisions about their future and provides direction and purpose to their journey with us. 

We employ a full time careers Officer, Chris Day.

Her responsibilities include:

  • Providing targeted support for Year 11-13 to help them make important decisions about final destinations
  • Advice to Year 8 and Year 11 as they make their GCSE subject choices and make applications to Post 16 providers
  • Organising and leading on career related educational visits to events such as the Skills Show
  • Leading on organising Year 10 Work Experience (ALL students participate in a two week work experience at the end of Year 10)
  • Leading on whole school PHSE Days which have a careers focus.

Key Documents:

Careers Information and Guidance Events 2019-20

(Updated 20.12.19)

Careers Information and Guidance Events 2018-19

(Updated 19.09.19)

Friday 5th October - Year 11/12/13   Careers Fair (1hr per year group)
Wednesday 10th October - Year 11   DHL CV & Interview Skills (half day)
Wednesday 10th October - Year 11   Warwick Uni Visit - Revision Seminar (2hrs)
Wednesday 17th October - Year 10   Coventry Uni Mock Interviews & Feedback (15 mins per interview)
Wednesday 31st October - Year 10   DHL Workshop 'Employability Skills' (x2 half day)
Wednesday 31st October - Year 9   JED Careers Programme (1hr) + Writing CV's (1hr)
Wednesday 31st October - Year 10   Mock Interview & Interview Techniques (1hr) + Updating CV's (1hr)
Wednesday 31st October - Year 11   Buzz Quiz & Understanding Learning Styles
Wednesday 31st October - Year 11   Personality (1hr)
Wednesday 31st October - Year 11   Updating CV's & Work Experience Reflection (1hr)
Wednesday 31st October - Year 10   DHL Skills Workshop
Friday 16th November - Year 10   Skills Show NEC (half day)
Friday 23rd November - Year 7   Eon STEAM Workshops (x2 half day)
Wednesday 12th December - Year 10   'Raising Aspirations' Coventry Uni
Monday 17th December - Year 11   Engineering Trip
TBC - Year 10   Warwick Uni Interviews
Wednesday 16th January - Year 10   'Raising Aspirations' Warwick Uni (6wks\P1 Weds)
Thursday 17th January - Year 8   Comtec (transition company)
Wednesday 23rd January - Year 11   Engineering App Workshop
Friday 25th January - Year 11   Royal Navy Catering
Friday 1st February - Year 10   Rotary Club Debating at Sidney Stringer
Wednesday 13th February - Year 10   'Big Maths Quiz' Birmingham Uni
Tuesday 26th February - Year 9   Writing the Wrongs at Warwick Uni (English Dept.)
Tuesday 5th March - Year 10/11   Pathways to Law, Banking & Finance
Friday 1st March - Year 11   'What Career Live' NEC
Monday 4th March - Year 11   Apprenticeship Workshop
Friday 8th March - Year 11   Warwickshire Manufacturing Group Event
Tuesday 12th March - Year 11   CW Chambertraining Haridressing Apprenticeships
Wednesday 20th March - Year 9/10   Site Visit - Galliford Try (Construction)
Tuesday 26th March - Year 11, 12, 13   UCFB Presentation HE in Sports-Related Degrees
Friday 5th April - Year 8   STEM Activity Workshop delivered by Energy Quest
Wednesday 8th May - Year 10   Public Speaking Workshop – Speakers Trust
Thursday 16th May - Year 9/10   Coventry College Construction Inspiration Day Trip
Wednesday 12th June - Year 10   Speakers Trust Regional Final
Monday 17th June - Year 10   Health Careers Day @ George Eliot Hospital
Thursday 20th June - Year 12   Apprenticeship Workshop & Mock Interviews
Tuesday 25th June - Yr 9 & 10   Royal Navy Food Technology & Careers Activity
Friday 28th June - Year 10   Warwickshire College Schools Discovery Day
Monday 8th July - Year 10   Speakers Trust Grand Final - Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
Monday 8th - Friday 19th July - Year 10   2 Week Work Experience
Monday 15th July - Years 7 & 8   What’s My Job – local Employees

Careers Fair 2019:

Careers Fair 2018:

Careers Fair 2017:

Careers Fair 2016: