Warwick Academy provides a range of options and opportunities to help with career support and guidance for our students. It is a multi-faceted approach which includes assemblies, classroom lessons, homeroom activities, guest speakers who are often alumni, Work Experience opportunities in Y10 and internships. Additionally, the students in the Sixth Form have a weekly University Prep (U-Prep) course designed to help them prepare for their futures. They gain knowledge and information through sessions on how to apply to colleges and universities, interview attire and practice sessions, as well as career guidance. Admissions representatives from College and Universities from a variety of jurisdictions visit the school both physically and remotely and discuss their institution, admissions requirements, and answer questions. There are also University trips for Y12 to both Canada and England and events such as Professional Business Dress Days in the Sixth Form.
Career guidance begins with an online software we use to complete interest inventories which help them determine their strengths and aptitudes and how those translate into careers. Careers are also discussed as students make option choices in Y9 for their I/GCSE examinations and again when students progress from Y11 to Sixth Form and pick their next pathway. Additionally, students take assessments on what type of learners they are and relate this to careers, and how to write resumes. Students have the opportunity to discuss on an individual basis the support they need with their decision making, career planning and develop an action plan outlining the steps they need to take to achieve their goals. This is also available to parents and guardians to discuss any queries they may have regarding career pathways and the wide range of opportunities available to students.