At Marshland we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of high quality careers support.
We run a range of events throughout the year, such as the Interview Day in the autumn term for all Year 11s, which gives them the opportunity to build employability skills and confidence through having a “real-life” interview with a local employer, university or training provider. We also offer smaller events, often involving visitors from Further and Higher Education providers. Careers activities are also spread throughout various lessons during curriculum work, and woven in with school life in general.
We have links with both the UEA and the University of Lincoln, as well as being very closely involved with Springwood High School Sixth Form, where our students are very welcome after their time at Marshland. Springwood achieves some of the highest A-Level results in the county, with some achievements higher than local private schools.
We also attend a range of events such as the West Norfolk Careers Show, which is the biggest event of its kind in our area. Students will also get the chance to take part in Taster Days at Springwood or the College of West Anglia, who we also have a great relationship with.
At important points in a student’s high school career, as a Year 8 choosing GCSE pathways and eventually a Year 11 deciding on their next step in education, we offer personalised one to one support. Every student will get at least one personal appointment with Mrs Tuck, our Careers Advisor and Librarian during both Year 8 and Year 11. Year 11s get continued personal support as they require it throughout the year whilst making their plans and applications. This could be in the form of after school workshops or further one to one support. Parents are also welcome to visit a careers appointment with their child if necessary; and are welcome to call Mrs Tuck if they have any queries or concerns. Students from other year groups are invited to make a careers appointment outside of lesson time if they would like one.