Student Destinations

Students destination figures are another indication of how we can assess the impact of the careers programme at OCA. According to the new government statutory guidelines:
'every student must receive impartial guidance in the form of a 1:1 interview before they leave school at 16.'

Our partnership with Career Connect provides every Year 11 students with an impartial careers interview that will provide them the necessary advice and guidance to steer them onto the correct and most suitable career path for Post 16 education. This may be in the form of a further education establishment, an apprenticeship or other training providers alongside employment.

We are very proud of the fact that when the students leave us in Year 11 the vast majority have all been allocated provisional places at Post-16. Our careers team and attendance officers work hard to ensure bespoke student needs are met and catered for.

The careers programme is paramount to ensuring students are well-educated and informed of their options both in further and higher education. Events, assemblies, careers fairs, sampling days, employers marketplace and other necessary interventions are put into place from as early as Year 7. Every year group will have access to Gatsby Benchmark 5, 6, 7 and 8 as part of this programme.

We also track our students who enter into Higher Education. 34 of our Class of 2017 have enrolled onto a university course this September.