St Luke’s

At St Luke’s, we are committed to ensuring all students are ambitious for their futures and secure aspirational destinations when they leave us.  Each year, students will learn about their opportunities and next steps and will be able to make informed decisions based on a range of information and guidance they will receive in Life to the Full Lessons; from visiting speakers; trips and visits and through our Futures Friday curriculum.

We also plan in time throughout the year for every year group to engage with local and national employers.  In July 2022, students in Years 7-9 attended workshops run by Building Greater Exeter, KPMG, MADE as well as talks delivered by a range of local employers, including the NHS, Trowers and Hamlin (an International law firm) and Brewin and Dolphin UK (wealth management).  We regularly map what we do against the Gatsby Benchmarks to ensure that our students have the depth and breadth of experiences they need to life to life to the full after Year 11.

Futures Friday was introduced in September 2022.  Students in Years 7-10 take six modules across the year.  The modules have been created in response to student and staff voice and aim to equip students with additional knowledge and skills to support them in their futures.  Modules include:

  • Money Matters
  • Oracy
  • Role Models and Alumni
  • Current Affairs
  • Next Steps
  • Digital Literacy

Careers and Post 16
Advice and Guidance

Our mission statement is for all students to achieve their personal best. In careers education this translates to every student making the right choices for their progression.

We support students in making well-informed decisions by providing access to differentiated, impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of options (including academic, vocational, apprenticeships) that are most likely to help them to achieve their ambitions.

By helping students with decisions at crucial stages, informing them of all their options and introducing them to the world of work, we aim to prepare them for the world of work whichever pathway they choose.

This page contains useful careers information and links to websites that students and parents/carers can use to research career ideas, find out about apprenticeships, local further education and higher education courses and entry requirements. Using the resources below will help students to research and make informed decisions about their post 16 plans.