Careers at The Bewdley School

The Bewdley School is fully committed to ensuring that all of our students acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage their learning and career progression. The Bewdley School has already established a range of effective careers guidance activities which we hope will guide support our students to achieve positive destinations such as A ‘levels, Higher Education, Apprenticeships, Technical routes or Employment. The aim is to ensure that students are fully prepared for and informed effectively about their next steps and can therefore aspire to achieve their full potential. We want to ensure that our students have both the aptitude and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and add value within the workplace. 

Mrs Catherine McDougall is the Strategic Careers Leader at Bewdley, responsible for ensuring the school uses the Gatsby Benchmarks to underpin all things careers and enterprise.   Supporting Mrs McDougall is our Careers advisor Mrs Sarah Korischar and Mrs Jill Rickards (Sixth Form).

The whole school strategy for 2023: Careers Strategy 2023





















Application for Provider Access


This document sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose 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. 

Pupil entitlement

All pupils in years 7-13 are entitled: 

  • to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  •  to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  •  to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Management of provider access requests 


A provider wishing to request access should contact Sarah Korischar, Careers Leader or Catherine McDougall, Deputy Head/Strategic Careers Lead. 

Telephone: 01299 403277 

Email: or 

Opportunities for access 

The school offers a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme and an overview of this programme can be seen in the School’s Careers Charter which can be seen on the school website. 

Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you. 

The school will make a suitable space available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available ICT and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team. 

All requests will be given due consideration by The Bewdley School and Sixth Form and Senior Leadership link and requests will be refused if: 

  • They impinge on pupils’ preparation for public or internal exams
  • They clash with other school events such as visits, other speakers, well-being days, school photographs, sports days, public or internal exams, parents’ communication events etc.
  • The school is unable to provide staff to support the presentation or talk due to previous commitments
  • Rooming for the talk or event is unable to be found due to timetabling clashes

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with the Careers Advisor so that they can be displayed in the Careers Section of the school library. 


The Bewdley School and Sixth Form welcomes parental and employer participation within our careers related activities.  Should you wish to support our activity or provide feedback on our Careers Strategy then please contact our Strategic Careers lead directly.

Please do get in touch if you would like more information about what we have planned for the students this year, or if you are an organisation wanting to become involved with The Bewdley School Sarah Korischar would be happy to help

The school has opted to us Start Careers Guidance Company to support students in researching suitable career paths – personal accounts for this site enable all students to record their careers activity and collate documents and relevant research.   Students can log in using the following website:

Web Links:

The website for students, parents & teachers to manage a student’s application into HE.

E Trust
EDT is an independent registered charity, established in 1984, running schemes to inspire and motivate young people to choose a career in science, engineering and technology(SET).

Careers Library
On-line careers library.

Law Careers
The UK’s most used law careers information resource providing students wth legal careers information.

Sparksite online radio
The online radio site for young people in Wiltshire.  Sponsored by Wiltshire Council, this site offers help & advice & radio.  Young people can share ideas, music, images and thoughts about their world.

HE employment routes
Totally independent and free to use, bestCourse4me shows you the link between what people study and their employment record afterwards.

Plan your future, work & study
For information on careers, qualifications, local further and higher education courses and apprenticeships.

Not going to uni…?
A website featuring a range of apprenticeship and other opportunities aimed at those students who may not wish to continue into Higher Education.

Free. Good for the quick ‘Buzz Quiz’ which generates your strengths and what makes you tick. Lots of short videos in which people discuss what they do and how they got into their line of work

Careers Soft (login available)
JED EXPLORER Database. 56 question quiz. Job groups and fact Sheets.

Study in USA
Students interested in studying at university in USA should check out The Fulbright Commission website which offers awards for study, research, teaching, lecturing or professional development in any academic field.

Video Clips
Video clips of specialist career sectors

Careers in Sport
Careers in Sport guide provides an in-depth analysis of the different career options available in the world of sport.

Parents’ Careers Club
Their Parents’ Careers Club gives information on the options available to your children as they leave school and college

Experiences of HE
This site features students talking honestly about their own uni experiences so that you can make up your own mind

For parents: Information & advice on careers + education choices facing students
Information for parents on post 18 options, the relevant advantages & disadvantages of each route plus associated costs.

Careers video library is a careers video library for the UK with good representation of all skill levels, industries and company size.  It is possible to explore many areas of this website without paying the registration fee.

Grant Funds available to students from Wiltshire studying at university
Skuker Education Grant Fund helps students from poorer backgrounds by giving grants of between £500 and £5000 for the duration of a degree course completed within the UK.

Free, widely being recognised as a go to website. Great for advice for students and parents. Includes Plotr Game – personality finding tool that matches personality to careers and job groups

Eclips Online (login available)
Splits jobs into job groups, has an excellent section on Options, and a Careers Wizard, that is designed to help you consider jobs and careers that relate to your qualifications and interests.

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