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At The Fernwood School we are committed to ensuring our students have access to high quality Careers education. We want to ensure that all students can develop the skills and knowledge that help them to make informed decisions about their future.

The decisions students make at school will have a big impact on their lives and we want to ensure they have as much advice, information and guidance to help them to decide which route will work best for them when they leave us. This may be Sixth Form College, further education or apprenticeships. We also want them to have high aspirations so they can be motivated and fully engaged with their education, understanding how this links to their future success.

We have a full careers programme with many curriculum opportunities which begins in Year 7, allowing students to develop their skills and ambitions for life as they begin their journey with us. We continuously strive for improvement and we are committed to building positive relationships with colleges and businesses so we can give our students real experiences of the world of work and education.

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There are also useful websites that are designed to support students as they consider their life choices.

  • has launched careers guides for opportunities within the NHS. They aim to give an insight and a real encounter of what it means to have a career in the NHS and to make a difference to people’s lives.
  • offers students more ideas about future jobs within their career path.  Students can take a quiz (Buzz Quiz – this takes about 5 minutes to work through) to find jobs that might suit their personality and choices.  They can also watch videos of people already working in these jobs to acquire more knowledge and understanding about what opportunities are available.
  • is a free online resource bank of film, news and information on a range of careers.  The film clips show real people doing real jobs, providing a clear insight into careers in all sectors.
  • is another website designed to allow students to consider their own personality, strengths and weaknesses and then access a wealth of information on a wide range of job choices.
  • offers an interactive tool enables users to explore demand for particular mid-skill roles and the potential salary benefits and likely levels of competition for these positions. The findings can be shown at UK-wide, national and regional levels, and within selected local enterprise partnership areas.
  • – offers information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work at all stages in your career.
  • Post-16 Education and Training

Colleges and Sixth Forms





Careers leads in school:

Mrs A Cannon – Assistant Head Teacher
Mrs E Gray – Head of Personal Development


Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
0115 9286 326 |
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