Year 10 Taster Day

Support your students to get inspired about their options

Join us on Tuesday 4 July 2023 at one of our New City College campuses.

We are excited to welcome Year 10 students for an interactive taster day.  Students will have the option of taking part in exciting subject taster sessions and workshops.

Every young person needs good career guidance to make informed decisions about their future. These sessions will help students to:

  • support their decision making for post-16 study
  • get inspired about new subjects
  • learn about entry requirements of courses
  • link curriculum learning to careers
  • encounter further education


The day will begin at 9:00 am and finish at 2:30 pm.

All groups must be accompanied by their school teacher.

During the day, students will be able to choose from a range of taster sessions.  To find out what subjects we offer at each of our campuses, click here to explore our campuses.

The deadline for school bookings is Wednesday 14 June.

Following the 14 June, you will be sent a timetable and schedule for the day.  Some vocational sessions may require pre-booking due to workshop capacity. Further information will be provided closer to the time.

This event is currently only available at campuses based in Havering, Rainham and Tower Hamlets.  If you would like to arrange a bespoke session for your school at any of our other campuses, please contact us at 

What are the Gatsby Benchmarks?

The Gatsby Benchmarks were developed on behalf of the Gatsby Foundation by Sir John Holman. They define what world class careers provision in education looks like and provide a clear framework for organising the careers provision at your school or college.

The benchmarks are enshrined in statutory guidance and as a Careers Leader, it is your responsibility to oversee the implementation of the benchmarks in your education setting.


The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks are:

  1. A stable careers programme ​
  2. Learning from careers and labour market information  ​
  3. Addressing the needs of each student
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance


Find out more

For further information on the Gatsby Benchmarks and statutory guidance, please visit the following sites: