Our careers programme meets the eight government-set ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’ in every area. Here’s what that looks like here at Wellfield: POLICY & PLAN. A summarised, parent/carer guide to the Gatsby Benchmarks can be found HERE. A summary and link information can be found below in each of the relevant sections.


Gatsby Benchmarks

Gatsby Benchmarks Explained

Intended Destination of Students

Most Common Education and Training routes for young people

  A Levels T Levels Vocational Apprenticeship
How many subjects? 3 - 4  1 1 1
Theory or practical? Theory Mixed

More practical 

Some theory

Exam or coursework? Exams






Smaller Exams

Assessment at work



Sixth Form


College College Work
Usual timetable 4 - 5 days a week 4 - 5 days a week + 45 days industry placement 4 - 5 days a week

4 days in work

1 day in college

Entry Criteria (check individual courses) 

5 GCSE grade 5's

(Some subjects require grade 6+)

5 GCSE grade 4 - 5s

For level 3:

5 GCSE grade 4 - 5s


For Level 2:

2 GCSE grade 4 - 5s


For Level 1 - 2 GCSE grade 3s

For level 3: 

5 GCSE grade 4 - 5s 


For level 2:

2 GCSE grade 4-5s