Careers & Work Experience

WGSB has an on-going commitment to ensure that all our students have access to good quality impartial careers advice, so that they have the best possible foundation on which to base their future choices and pathways. A comprehensive programme takes place throughout the year encompassing careers education, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and enterprise and work related learning.

The school has developed a coherent programme, which demonstrates that students are making progress towards learning outcomes and developing employability skills. In recognition of our high-quality provision the school has achieved the Investors in Careers Award.

Students are encouraged to engage positively with their futures, both in terms of increasing expectations and exploring the best routes into the careers that interest them.  We provide a wide range of events, activities and resources, which help our students make informed decisions about their future as they progress through the school. The school has an in-house Careers Adviser and Work Experience Coordinator and arranges for an external Independent Careers Consultant to deliver face-to-face interviews and group work sessions, which includes delivering and interpreting Morrisby Psychometric Tests.

Further information for our students, parents & carers can be found on the links at the end of the page. In addition, there are resources available to students on Moodle - the school's virtual learning environment; school username and password required.

We would value input from parent/carers, businesses or former students so if you are willing to contribute to our careers programme please contact us on office@wgsb.org.uk

Websites for all year groups

National Careers Service

Fast Tomato

Target Careers

Careers 4 U

Careers Box

Discover What Matters

Options at 18

We encourage students to be ambitious in their post-18 choices and to develop their understanding of the different academic and career pathways. Students often benefit from having their horizons broadened in terms of their academic potential and we offer a specific pathway that allows students to explore the Oxford and Cambridge Universities application process. This includes workshops from visiting academic staff, preparation for some of the admissions tests, and specialist guidance on the completion of personal statements.