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Careers Info, Guidance and Student Progression

Falconwood Futures LogoCareers Info, Advice & Guidance

At Harris Academy Falconwood we are fully committed in delivering a highly successful Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme (CEIAG), across all year groups (Year 7 – Year 13).  We aim to provide a curriculum to allow our young people to make informed choices about their future and therefore achieve their full potential.

We work closely with a large variety of organisations, agencies, universities, employers, and apprenticeship/traineeship providers to coordinate a rigorous careers programme that offers our students the most up to date information.

Furthermore, we offer one-to-one meetings with our experienced careers adviser, participate in a wide variety of key career related events, and have integrated careers education into the curriculum to ensure students are continually taught about the wide variety of options available. We also ensure that students receive current, up to date information about the economy and labour market.

Our Careers Curriculum Leader is Mr A Fisher who can be contacted at a.fisher@harrisfalconwood.org.uk.

Our Careers Advisor is Mrs L Tannock who provides independent and impartial advice to all students. Parents can arrange an appointment for their son/daughter through the Academy Reception. Or, if you have access to email, she can be contacted directly on lesley.tannock@harrisfederation.org.uk.

A copy of our careers policy can be found here: HAF-Careers-Policy-V01.pdf

Click here more information about our current Careers Program for our students.

Student Progression & Destinations

Our students progress into a range of options after Year 11 or Year 13; usually Sixth Form or College, University or Apprenticeships.  We support them with their decision making and applications.

The Academy recognises the importance of employability learning, and as part of this Year 10 and Year 12 students are supported to find work experience with local and city based employers.  This enables them to get a better understanding of professional work environments, make well informed decisions and be more successful in their job and apprenticeship hunts.

Details of the progression for our students can be found in the diagrams below.

HAF Post 18 Destinations 22.23

University 77 55%
Apprenticeship 49 35%
Employment 3 2%
Gap Year 7 5%
FE College 4 3%


Russell Group Universities

Out of the students who successfully achieved a place at university, 9% (7 students) obtained a place at Russell Group Universities including:

  • University College London
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Bristol

27% (21) of students received placements at a top 30 University within the UK.

Student Retention

Year 11 to Year 12

54% of students from Year 11 continued studying with us in Sixth Form. In September 2023, we admitted 104 internal applicants and 52 external applicants

Year 12 to Year 13

96% (156 student) of our Year 12 students continued with us into Year 13, with 5 students securing a place on a different course in an alternate provider and 1 student repeating Year 12.