BCHS Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Bedlingtonshire Community High School has a planned and comprehensive approach to careers education and guidance across all year groups of the school. All year groups (7-13) are given a range of education and advice to help raise aspirations and awareness of the possibilities, opportunities and pathways available to them at different points. These range from:

Year 7 & 8:

Enterprise activities, University activities/talks, embedded lessons in the PSHEE programme (including information and aspirational talks from local employers and people from industry)

Year 9:

As above along with one to one guidance and support for students and parents in selecting options

Year 10:

University talks/visits/activities, PSHEE lessons as above although explored in more detail and relevance to further studies and next steps, particularly from outside speakers

Year 11:

Continued support and input from Universities and local employers as well as specific information on alternative pathways such as college, apprenticeships and the Armed Forces – all delivered from outside and impartial providers. An embedded guidance programme delivered throughout the year which includes one to one support for their next steps/progression in education

Year 12-13:

As with Year 11 with more specific, one to one help in the university application process and advice, delivered from a team of experienced tutors and the Head of Sixth Form.

Bedlington Academy Provider Access Policy

All of the above is additionally supported from a newly developed section of our Library/Learning Resource centre with comprehensive information on careers advice, information and guidance as well as relevant software which our students are given the opportunity to access.


Further information and guidance for parents and students is available at the following websites:

National Careers Service