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The Marlborough Science Academy

Careers Guidance

Careers Advice and Information

Careers Coordinator: Mrs M Beddall
Apprenticeship Coordinator: Mrs M Wood
Herts Youth Connexions Personal Advisor: Mrs S Whiteman

We offer a wide range of careers guidance for our students.

The Careers Library

The Careers Library is located in the LRC and has a wealth of information including all the latest university prospectuses as well as books and leaflets on many different types of future career roles.

It is continually updated and students are able to easily access all the information they require. Guidance is given on future career paths with advice on post-16 options being a key part of this process.


The Careers Coordinator

Mrs Beddall, the Careers Coordinator, is based in the LRC and is available to speak to students either through a drop-in service during break and lunch times or by appointment.  Mrs Beddall also arranges trips and activities throughout the school year to support the Careers programme.


Apprenticeship Information

If you would like any information on Apprenticeships please see Mrs Beddall in the LRC in the first instance.


Hertfordshire Youth Connexions

We have a Personal Adviser who is in school twice a week to offer specialist guidance to all Year 11 and selected students. They also attend all options evenings.  If students from any year group would like to book an appointment to see the Connexions Personal Adviser they can arrange this with Mrs Beddall.


Work Related Learning

Students also take part in the following career-based activities throughout their time at school:

Year 7:

Introduction into the World of Work

Year 8:

Work Shadowing Day
Fast Tomato Careers Computer Programme Session during PSCHEE
Options Evening

Year 9:

Aspirational University Visit
Insight into Industry Conference

Year 10:

Future Careers Day

Year 11:

One-to-one meeting with Connexion Advisor
Interview with member of the Senior Management Team
College Taster Day (selected students)
Assemblies with guest speakers from the World of Work

Please note that all students who require help in applying for their Post 16 chosen destination can request an appointment with the Careers Coordinator who will complete the application forms with them.

Year 12/13

UCAS Workshops (including help with personal statement)
Various workshops with external speakers from the World of Work
Introduction to LinkedIn
Bedfordshire University Fair Visit
V-Inspired Volunteering
Advice and guidance on career choices

Careers, Education and Guidance Policy - December 2015