At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils
  • Our Upton Court Grammar School Open Evening will take place on Tuesday 1st October 4.00-7.00pm.
    The school will close early for our students at 1.25pm.
    During the evening our Headteacher presentations will take place at 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm.
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  • Careers

    Careers, Education, Advice and Guidance at UCGS

    Our mission:

    Upton Court Grammar School ensured that all students fulfilled their academic and personal aspirations and became successful and engaged citizens.

    Our careers programme, in addition to our academic and pastoral programmes, will support students to achieve the school’s mission through high quality careers education and guidance that equips them with the skills, knowledge and understanding to plan and manage their careers effectively.

    Our Aims:

    •        Prepare students for the transition to GCSEs and A-levels.

    •        Prepare students for the transition to life beyond secondary school (higher education and work).

    •        Develop students’ awareness of the wide variety of education, training and career opportunities both locally and nationally.

    •        Support students in making informed decisions which are suitable and ambitious.

    •        Develop characteristics such as communication, resilience and leadership which support students in the curriculum and in their careers.

    •        Promote equality of opportunity, celebrate diversity and challenge stereotypes to inspire and motivate students.

    •        Ensure that all students leave the school to enter employment, further education or training.

    Who is responsible for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG?

    The Assistant Head of School (Mr Murdoch) and the Careers Coordinator (Ms Briggs) manage the implementation of the CEIAG programme. However, a range of people contribute to achieving the aims of the programme. These include: school governors, the senior leadership team, subject teams, pastoral teams, external agencies such as Slough Borough Council and parents.

    What we do

    We are committed to providing our students with a careers programme that meets all of the 8 Gatsby benchmarks. Our programme is delivered through a combination of methods including:

    • Subject curriculum
    • Year 7 and 8 PSHE programme
    • Year 9-12 enrichment programme
    • Year 9-11 thinking skills programme
    • Year 7-13 assemblies
    • Year 7-13 tutorial programme
    • Year 7 and 8 PiXL Edge programme
    • Year 12 and 13 CAS programme
    • Year 12 and 13 Scholars events
    • Access to impartial and independent careers websites and helplines
    • Visiting speakers
    • Employer visits
    • Alumni speakers
    • Drop-down days
    • Workshops
    • Study visits

    - Key Stage 3 Careers

    - Key Stage 4 Careers

    - Key Stage 5 Careers

    Year 10 Work Experience: Employer Information Form

    National Careers Helpline

    - Amazing Apprenticeships

    Downloads

    File Name
    Ad Astra - Reach for the Stars
    Information for School Leavers
    Talk on Choosing University Courses for A Levels and Choosing A level Courses for Year 10 students
    Target Careers Paths to Professional Careers
    Work Experience Parental Consent Form