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Careers Information Advice and Guidance

Careers provision at Bow School has been designed to give pupils a broad range of experiences and opportunities to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the world of work; to enhance their employability skills; widen their horizons, challenge stereotypes surrounding certain careers; raise aspirations and improve their readiness for post-16 and 18 progressions.

Bow School Careers Co-Ordinator: Helen O’Keefe

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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

The Taught Curriculum

KS5 - Finance and Budgeting workshop/ CV Master Class/ Interview Master Class

KS4 Preparation for Post 16/ CV Master Classes/ Head to Head Interviews/Careers Advisor Meetings

KS3 - Preparation for GCSE Pathways/ Introduction to understanding career pathways    


  • IntoUniversity Programme
  • Aim2Attain Programme—Barclay’s Bank
  • Education Business Partnership
  • Construction Youth Foundation
  • Rothschild & Co Mentoring Programme
  • Tower Hamlets Careers Service

Trips, Visits and Extra Curricular Opportunities

  • Drop Down Day events:

Þ Year 12 & 13 taster university seminars in STEM, Humanities & Social Science

Þ Year 11 Head to Head interviews.

Þ Year 10 CV preparation workshop

Þ KS3, KS4 & KS5 careers guest speakers in law, medicine, finance, coding, psychologists, civil service

Þ KS3 International Women's Day - Careers in Construction Focus

  • Work Experience – Year 10 (one week placement) / Year 12 (2 weeks for Business BTEC)
  • University, Apprenticeship and Employment Fair/ UCAS Fair
  • University Visits:

University of Surrey/ University of Essex/ Kings College London/ University of East London/ University of Kent/ University of Warwick

  • STEM Trips:

Þ Sadlers Wells/ Author Visit/William Morris Gallery/NYO Southbank/Houses of Parliament/ Holocaust City Hall/ NBA Clinic City Sports/ Mont Anvil Construction/ Clifford Chance Law Firm/Greenlight for Girls Design Hackathon/ British Museum/BlackRock/ HM Treasury/ Oxford and Cambridge student conference.


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