Employers Careers

Employers Careers

Employers can find information here about the academy's careers provision, the recently introduced new grading system, business links and the North East Collaborative Outreach Programme (NECOP).

The Government’s careers strategy aims to achieve a world-class careers system and to aid schools in meeting these requirements they advise that the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Benchmarks to develop and improve their careers provision are utilised.

The Benchmarks define all the elements of an excellent careers programme, based on the best national and international research.  


Please refer to the General Careers section for further details of the Benchmarks and the criteria that schools should be using in order to meet each Benchmark together with information on how Haughton Academy are meeting the Benchmarks for each year group.


Business and Community Links

Haughton Academy have extensive and highly productive links with business groups and community groups such as Cummins Engineering, ESH Group, Newcastle Falcons and the Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme.

82% of our Year 10 pupils had a meaningful work experience placement in December 2017. 


New GCSE Grading System

The new grading system is being phased in from 2017, Maths and English, further subjects in 2018 and all remaining subjects in 2019.

As you will see below the grades are 1-9, with 9 being the highest.  Grades 9, 8 and 7 correspond to the old A* and A grades and is designed to give more differentiation at the top level. Grade 6 is higher than the old B grade.  There are now two pass marks - the old C grade is now represented by Grade 4 (standard pass) and Grade 5 (strong pass).  Grades 3, 2 and 1 align with the old Grades D, E, F and G.

Old GradesNew Grades

A*

A
9

8

7

B

C

6

5
Strong Pass
4
Standard Pass
D

E

F

G

3

2

1
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