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‘Let your light shine before others;
that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father who is in heaven.’ (Matthew 5:16)


As an 11-16 school, we know the importance of preparing students for life after Archbishop Tenison's School. Our careers programme aims to empower children to make informed choices so that they can fully 'let their light shine before others' in whatever pathway they choose to follow.

Situated in the heart of London, we take advantage of the wealth of career opportunities on our doorstep. This raises aspirations for post-16 study and beyond, focuses learning and gives students the hope to be the very best version of themselves. By offering such a varied careers programme, we help children realise their individual gifts, reach their God-given potential, and truly glorify our Father in Heaven.

Our programme has been mapped against the Gatsby Benchmarks to ensure it is of the highest quality. 

A stable careers programme

Ongoing tutor programme to provide students with opportunities to learn about the world of work and career pathways, including:

  • In Year 7 students look at careers pathways and explore gender stereotypes
  • In Year 8 students look at employability skills and working in the local and global community
  • In Year 9 students are encourage to develop enterprise and entrepreneurial skills and make choices about GCSE subjects
  • In Year 10 students learn about apprenticeships, university courses and write a CV and personal statement
  • In Year 11 students develop interview techniques and finalise their career pathway beyond Archbishop Tenison’s School

Learning from career and labour market information

Enterprise workshop during the Autumn term of Year 9 to develop enterprise and finance skills to shape their understanding of careers

Addressing the needs of each pupil

Careers Day during the Autumn Term – A whole school morning of workshops to explore the world of work and consider their career pathways post 16

Mentoring throughout the year incorporating visits to different universities in London, including King’s College London, University College London and SOAS.

Linking curriculum learning to careers

BBC School Report during the Autumn and Spring term to learn about careers in the media through

Encounters with employers and employees

Hospitality Workshop during the Autumn term for students in Year 9 and 10 at the Park Plaza Hotel

Programme of speakers throughout the school year for students to learn about careers including:

  • Justin Tindell CEO of MiC Saatchi during the Autumn term regarding careers in advertising and public relations
  • Jason Persaud during the Spring term regarding careers with Transport for London

Experiences of workplaces

Work Experience during Spring term of Year 10

Encounters with further and higher education

Destinations Fair during the Autumn term of Year 11 to meet post 16 education providers

Personal guidance

One to one support from form tutors



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