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Are you interested in joining our Sixth Form from September 2024?



All our staff work to raise the aspirations of our students to help them to develop their career thinking and reach their potential. Bordesley Green Girls’ School and Sixth Form have access to a planned careers education programme which enables the students to achieve this.

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Provider Access Policy

Our school policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

You can read our Provider Access Policy by clicking here.

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Careers Lead

The Careers Lead at BGGS is Mr H. Donaldson and he can be contacted at

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The Careers Officer

  • Provide one - to - one impartial and confidential careers advice and guidance interviews to students through booked appointments.  Please note that parents are very welcome to attend.  Group work delivery on a variety of topics (Please see the Careers Plan for further details)
  • Higher Education guidance to include all aspects of the UCAS application cycle
  • Support at parents’ information and options evenings
  • Work experience support and guidance for Year 10 and Year 12 students
  • Advice on all aspects of employability, including apprenticeships
  • Careers Information points in the school whereby students can access up-to-date careers information, work experience information, part-time jobs and occupational information 


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Year 10 and Year 12 Work Experience

Members of staff will be on hand to support the students in Years 10 and 12 with all aspects of the work experience process. This will include:

  • Helping them to source placements and prepare them thoroughly for their work experience placement.
  • Ensuring that all risk assessments are in place prior to the students starting their placements
  • Visiting / contacting the students on their placements to see how they are progressing
  • Evaluating the placement with the students after they have completed them

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Information for Employer and Higher Education Partners

We work with the following organisations:-

  • Aston University
  • Aston Villa Football Club
  • Birmingham City University
  • DWP
  • Hays Recruitment
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Lancaster University
  • NHS
  • The National Careers Service
  • The Careers Enterprise Company

If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact the school on our main number.

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Information for Teachers

Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) at BGGS is student centred, universal, progressive and outcome focused.

A stable careers programme is based on the eight Gatsby Benchmarks, which enables BGGS to meet its compulsory and statutory obligations.

BGGS delivers Labour Market Information (LMI) through a range of industry partnerships and collaborations.

All curriculum areas have undergone a careers Audit and Contextual Analysis has been undertaken to inform the planning, development, design and implementation of our careers programme.

The benefits of embedding Careers within BGGS curriculums are complemented through Enterprise and Enrichment Days (EE Days).

A range of CEIAG is on the BGGS Internal Virtual Learning platform “Firefly” which includes all national events such as National Careers Week, Apprenticeship Week, International Women’s Day, as well as IAG on work experience related to Medicine, Law and other sectors.

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Useful Videos

The table below gives some links to useful YouTube videos



UCAS and Personal statements

Degree Apprenticeships

CV Tutorial

Future Pathways

Careers in Languages

Careers in History

Student Employability and COVID-19

GCSE's and Beyond

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Useful Websites - the website covers all you need to know about university and your choices - job-profiles - browse over 400 job profiles - alternatives to higher education - information on apprenticeships - A resource that the school uses to support its careers programme  

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