We aim to support the aspirations of all our learners and to ensure that they gain the understanding, skills and experience they need to make progress and succeed in learning and work.
As with all we do at Kingham, the needs of each pupil are considered and we aim to support all pupils to explore the career path that is right for them, helping them to think through their own strengths, weaknesses and interests to find suitable career pathways. We provide access to relevant events and specialists at key junctures in their academic journeys and regular conversations with tutors who know the pupils well and can give advice and point them to other sources of information.
Pupils receive guidance through tutor times, PSHE lessons, Sixth Form Seminar, Chapel talks, lunchtime careers talks, employer visits and lessons themselves. Furthermore, all pupils have access to ‘unifrog’ and the plethora of information and advice on this platform is extensive. All pupils are encouraged to undertake work experience; we work closely with local businesses such as Daylesford Organic to help pupils explore career opportunities and expand their networks. Sixth Formers are also taken to various post-school fairs and university open days. Independent advice is available through CWR Consultancy who visit the Sixth Form to ensure that up to date information is always given to the pupils. We work closely with our Alumni and these ‘Hillians’ visit often: either to give talks, seminars, host career days and, particularly, to mentor our pupils. Further information about our career plan can be found on the school website.
In keeping with our commitment to provide pupils with outstanding careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step after school, we use Unifrog; an award-winning, online careers platform. All pupils in the Sixth Form have access to this excellent website. Unifrog brings into one place every undergraduate university course, apprenticeship, and college course in the UK, as well as other opportunities, such as School Leaver Programmes, MOOCs and every college at Oxford and Cambridge. This makes it easy for pupils to compare and choose the best university courses, apprenticeships or further education courses for them. They can also explore exciting opportunities further afield by looking at English taught undergraduate programmes available in Europe and the USA. Additionally, the platform helps pupils successfully apply for these opportunities by writing their personal statement, applications and CVs and guiding them through the process, allowing teachers to give live feedback.