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The Marlborough Science Academy

Careers Guidance

Careers Advice and Information

Careers Coordinator: Mrs M Rutherford
YC Hertfordshire: 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

The Careers Coordinator is based in the 6th Form Study Centre and is available to speak to students either through a drop-in service during break and lunch times or by appointment.  The Careers Coordinator 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 the Careers Coordinator in the 6th Form Study Centre 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 YC Connexions Personal Adviser they can arrange this with the Careers Coordinator.

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 - Kidzania Trip

Year 8:

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

Year 9:

Apprenticeship Fair for Year 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 students
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, Oakland's College and NCS

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
Volunteering opportunities
Advice and guidance on career choices
Year 13 work experience placements
NCS programme


This is an online Careers programme for students to record careers experience and training. It also provides up to date current information about Apprenticeship opportunities and UCAS information.

Careers, Education and Guidance Policy



NCS is a government funded youth programme that takes place during the summer holidays and runs for either three or four weeks.

It costs just £50 to take part.

Young person’s NCS journey:

• Be Epic – Feel the freedom of the outside world for five days away from home at a PGL site in Shrewsbury. Take on adrenaline-fuelled activities like Jacob’s ladder, canoeing and archery. Your team will cheer you along every step of the way, sharing in every challenge and every success.

• Live Life – Next up, you’ll spend five days living at The University of Bedfordshire, gaining crucial life skills from public speaking to basic first aid.

• Do Good – Back at home, you and your team will devise a social action project based on an issue you feel passionate about. You have the skills and confidence to do anything – the more original, the better! This is your chance to feel proud by making a real difference in your community.

• Celebration – Celebrate your achievements with your fellow NCS grads and receive your certificate signed by the Prime Minister!

St Albans dates:

29/06/20 – 24/07/20 (4 week)

06/07/20 – 24/07/20 (3 week)

13/07/20 – 07/08/20 (4 week)

20/07/20 – 14/08/20 (4 week)

03/08/20 – 28/08/20 (4 week)

There are other locations available if the above dates in the St Albans area are not suitable for you. For more information please call us on 0800 197 8010 or Speak to Michelle Rutherford who is the NCS School Coordinator.

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