CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance)

Year 10 work experience

All Year 10 students undertake a week of work experience in March. This is a key component of our careers education curriculum and of pupils’ wider personal development. Our work experience is co-ordinated by Mrs Amy LeGrande at the Westminster 6f Partnership.


Our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) curriculum contributes towards helping our students prepare themselves for the opportunities, responsibilities and experience of life beyond school. We aim to help young people make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers. It is vital that all students have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices.


We start our CEIAG provision in Year 7 and build towards the choices that our students will make when picking their GCSEs in Year 9, deciding upon their post-16 choices, whether it be A Levels, apprenticeships or other alternative pathway and finally when making their choices through the UCAS system. At Marylebone Boys’ School, we strive at all times to conform to the current "best practices" in CEIAG. We offer a curriculum of activities through which we seek to ensure all students take their places as suitably qualified and responsible citizens within society.

Utilising partnerships developed between the school, students and their parents/carers, we aim to deliver a high quality, personalised, independent and impartial CEIAG curriculum. This is realised through drop-down sessions throughout the year for all cohorts, as well as additional opportunities for specific year groups to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students' stages of learning and development. Links to career opportunities are also made by individual subjects as part of our student’s academic curriculum. In addition our students learn some of the key skills associated with success in the professional world through their work in lessons.

We have built positive relationships with major international companies, near to our location in Paddington, to enrich the opportunities our students have to experience the world of work and to gain advice from professionals in a diverse range of professions.

Below are some examples of our most recent engagements with companies through the Paddington Partnership Community Programme

  • Representatives of Mitsubishi running weekly sessions as part of our Science Club
  • Employees from HS2 delivering a work shop on engineering
  • Students visiting Vodafone head office to participate in an international video conference on education.
  • Over 20 representatives from Vodafone, Marks and Spencer’s, Visa, Tishman Speyer, Mitsubishi and Mars Wrigley conducted mock interviews with our year 10 students

An overview of the CEIAG curriculum for each year group is set out in the table below:

Year 7 CEIAG plan

Year 8 CEIAG plan

Year 9 CEIAG plan

Year 10 CEIAG plan

Year 11 CEIAG plan

Year 7

  • Use UNIFROG to begin linking academic subjects with future goals
  • School Assembly
  • PSHCE lessons with CEIAG focus
  • STEAM opportunities in period 6 enrichment
  • Careers linked learning via the curriculum which leads to the development of transferable skills e.g. Speech writing and public speaking (English and Scholars Club) and formulating complex arguments (History)

Year 8

  • School Assembly
  • PSHCE lessons with CEIAG focusSTEAM opportunities in period 6 enrichment
  • Careers linked learning via the curriculum e.g. personal finance (maths) and the development of transferable skills through group work and presentations (Science)

Year 9

  • School Assembly
  • PSHCE lessons with CEIAG focus
  • STEAM opportunities in period 6 enrichment
  • Careers guidance with specific links to GCSE options process.
  • Careers linked learning via the curriculum e.g. Young Voices (English)

Year 10

  • School Assembly
  • PSHCE lessons with CEIAG focus
  • Use of UNIFROG to track individual progress
  • Work experience programme
  • Careers Day, including mock interviews, with external professionals in collaboration with the Paddington Partnership.
  • Jack Petchey Speak Out Workshop focusing on public speaking
  • University trips with the Westminster 6f Partnership.
  • Subject specific trips e.g. MFL trip to BFI for talks on careers with languages
  • Careers linked learning via the curriculum e.g. personal finances, including personal loans (Maths), GCSE topic: Jobs and employment. Discussion of different career paths, apprenticeship, work experience and why languages are important. (MFL)

Year 11

  • School Assembly
  • PSHCE lessons with CEIAG focus
  • One-to-one careers interview with independent advisors i.e. MyBigCareer.
  • Internal guidance via the 6th form application process
  • Careers linked learning via the curriculum e.g. personal cashflow (Business Studies)

Sixth Form

  • School Assembly
  • PSHCE lessons with CEIAG focus
  • Use of UNIFROG to research post sixth form options including universities, apprenticeships and careers
  • Year 12 Development Week
  • 'Connect' programme for Personal Development
  • UCAS programme
  • Independent Development Fortnight
  • Future Frontiers – sixth form coaching programme
  • University visits
  • Careers linked learning via the curriculum

We measure the impact of our CEIAG curriculum against the Gatsby benchmarks which is a framework that the DfE expects schools to use to deliver its’ career provision. The benchmarks are:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

Each year we reflect upon the activities that have taken place during the academic year, in order to measure our compliance with these benchmarks.

Contact information

The Careers Lead at Marylebone Boys' School and MBS Sixth Form is Ms Wilkins. Ms Wilkins is contactable on SWilkins@maryleboneschool.org or careers@maryleboneschool.org. If you are a business or charity in the local area, and you would like to collaborate, please contact Ms Wilkins.

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