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Higher Education and Careers Guidance

Kingham Hill’s programme of careers guidance seeks to involve every pupil at every stage. Pupils at all levels have access to career information in the library, on various displays throughout the school, through subject lessons and through a variety of speakers in morning chapel and assemblies.

1st & 2nd FORMS

  • Tutor support in their decision making
  • PSHEE lessons in which they receive careers advice and guidance alongside help with recognising individual strengths and weaknesses
  • At least one careers assembly during which a Hillian or friend of the school speaks about their career and their progression. Pupils respond in tutor time to ensure that this is a meaningful encounter
  • Annual careers talk given by Head of Sixth Form and Destinations
  • Access to ‘unifrog’: an online destinations platform giving pupils access to relevant, reliable and immediate advice

3rd FORM

  • Careers talks and scheme of work in PSHEE lessons
  • Tutor support as they select (I)GCSE subjects alongside a presentation given on subject choice implications
  • Annual careers talk given by Head of Sixth Form and Destinations, allowing pupils to start thinking about the possible careers that might emerge from particular subjects and further their thinking about their own interests
  • At least one careers assembly during which a Hillian or friend of the school speaks about their career and their progression. Pupils respond in tutor time to ensure that this is a meaningful encounter
  • Access to ‘unifrog’: an online destinations platform giving pupils access to relevant, reliable and immediate advice

4th FORM

  • ‘Fast Tomato’ psychometric test taken by all pupils, allowing pupils to reflect on initial ideas; results discussed with tutors
  • Annual careers talk given by Head of Sixth Form and Destinations to all those in 4th Form
  • Access to ‘unifrog’: an online destinations platform giving pupils access to relevant, reliable and immediate advice
  • At least one careers assembly during which a Hillian or friend of the school speaks about their career and their progression. Pupils respond in tutor time to ensure that this is a meaningful encounter
  • Talk at the end of year with parents about options post-GCSE

5th FORM

  • Talk given at the start of year by Head of Sixth Form and Destinations detailing the outline of the year and their options
  • Sixth Form presentation on Higher Education and subject choices for pupils and parents
  • All pupils take the Morrisby Test, an online psychometric test, allowing pupils to see possible options post-GCSE and/or post-school
  • Interview with Head of Sixth Form and Destinations to discuss subject choices/ideas post-GCSEs alongside the results from the Morrisby Test
  • Tutor, Academic Deputy and Headmaster support as pupils select Sixth Form subjects
  • Interviews available with Hillians to discuss options and choices
  • University visit to Loughborough after mock exams in January
  • Work experience encouraged after GCSE exams and a number of placements offered at Daylesford Organic, a local business
  • At least one careers assembly during which a Hillian or friend of the school speaks about their career and their progression. Pupils respond in tutor time to ensure that this is a meaningful encounter
  • Access to ‘unifrog’: an online destinations platform giving pupils access to relevant, reliable and immediate advice; this allows pupils to receive impartial subject-specific guidance about which subjects to choose for Sixth Form and where those subjects could take them

LOWER SIXTH

  • Sixth Form Induction: how to think about choosing a career as well as giving pupils transferrable skills
  • University visit at the start of the year as part of the Sixth Form Induction
  • Sixth Form Seminar: professionals speaking to pupils on their career path
  • Mentoring provided by Hillians
  • All pupils practise speaking publicly during Sixth Form Assemblies
  • Interview preparation and technique given throughout the year
  • Prefect application provides opportunity to discuss applications and interviews
  • Talk on applications to American universities
  • American university SAT preparation course
  • ‘Higher Ed’ day: UCAS preparation course
  • HE & Careers Library induction
  • University Open Days encouraged (pupils are taken to an exhibition and one open day)
  • Talks from universities given during Sixth Form Seminar in the Trinity Term
  • Gap Year library available in the Head of Sixth Form’s office
  • Sixth Form Dinners: inspirational talks on career paths
  • Work Experience encouraged at the end of Trinity Term or during the summer
  • Parents invited to talks on post-Sixth Form and what pupils should be focusing on
  • Careers lunches are an opportunity for pupils to voluntarily meet professionals from a specific career and ask questions
  • Business visits within departments and during Enrichment Week
  • Careers Convention in the Lent Term
  • Prefect training offers extensive opportunity for pupils to be enriched and to grow
  • Courses such as TEFL, First Aid and Lifeguarding available throughout the year
  • Enrichment Week: CWR (a local career and recruitment company) inspire pupils on CV workshops, team building, MMI style interview technique and public speaking
  • Access to ‘unifrog’: an online destinations platform giving pupils access to relevant, reliable and immediate advice; this allows pupils to receive impartial subject-specific guidance about which courses/universities/country they might be interested in

UPPER SIXTH

  • UCAS applications: support and advice given extensively (through Induction days, UCAS clinics and days)
  • American university applications
  • International university applications
  • Parents invited to talks on post-Sixth Form
  • University admission tests and interviews: support given
  • Interview preparation and technique given, particularly at the start of the year
  • Gap year advice
  • Leadership training provided and opportunities for serving/leading are given
  • Reply to university offers: support and advice given by Head of Sixth, Sixth Form tutors and Hillians’ impartial advice
  • Careers Convention in the Lent Term
  • Access to ‘unifrog’: an online destinations platform giving pupils access to relevant, reliable and immediate advice; this allows pupils to receive impartial subject-specific guidance about which courses/universities/country they might be interested in
  • Careers lunches are an opportunity for pupils to voluntarily meet professionals from a specific career and ask questions
  • Gap Year library available in the Head of Sixth Form’s office
  • Sixth Form Dinners: inspirational talks on career paths
  • Mentoring provided by Hillians
  • A Level/Pre-U Results Day (August)
  • UK University Clearing (August)

We provide any support required for university applications and career development to all current pupils and Hillians and regularly support pupils in applications during the first or second years after they leave school.