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Plympton Academy


Every student will find an individual pathway to University and Career Success based on informed decisions. As an Academy we pride ourselves on preparing students for progression beyond Plympton Academy.  We do this through a programme designed specifically to meet the needs of our students. Our careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) section of the website contains information about this including the Careers Policy and the Careers Programme, both of which have been written in line with the CDI Framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Education 7-19 and the Gatsby framework.  It ensures our students are given every opportunity to develop their ideas on future careers. To support this programme we work with a wide range of organisations from different industries and also also work with a variety of educational institutions including colleges and Universities.

Our CEIAG programme is a mixture of small careers events, activities, practical workshops, talks, lectures and visits all designed to encourage our students to explore different career possibilities and think outside of the box.  All of the programmes teach students much needed skills for when they leave education and enter the world of work.

The CEIAG programmes develop our students’ skills and knowledge including:

  • independence

  • appearance - dress for formal environments  

  • interaction with professional adults  

  • business etiquette skills appropriate for all work environments

  • knowledge of the world of work and further and higher education  

  • self-marketing skills

  • labour market

  • resilience and grit

As part of our commitment to the students, we want to provide you with information to support you in supporting your child. This page of the website contains some useful documents, but please contact our Careers Leader at if you wanted some more specific information.

The Parents' Guide to Careers Website

How to write a personal statement for your application to university

Applying to University through UCAS

Careermag for Parents

For information to support your child to make informed choices about whether to go to University

Next Step South West Parent's Bulletin

Target Careers for Parents