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At The Hinckley School we are passionate about supporting students through the process of deciding upon the direction they take after finishing school.  In order to achieve this, our students take part in a wide variety of careers activities to excite, educate and inspire during their time with us. 

Providing unwavering expert careers guidance throughout a five to seven year journey

Click on the images and links below to see our full careers programme, your careers journey at The Hinckley School and to explore additional research opportunities. 

Explore Careers and Destinations

Watch videos about careers
Watch videos about key local industries
Download our LMI guide for young people
Help to prepare for the world of work
Read about different jobs
Take this quiz to find a suited job
Download our helpful qualifications chart
Learn about job trends in the UK








Build Your Strengths and Skills

Take this personality quiz Skills employers want CV Builder Personal statement writing guide

If you require any Careers support, please speak to our Careers Advisor - Mrs Thompson or our Careers SLT Lead Ms Pathan 

KS3 Career Journey... 

Year Group Topic Students will learn...

Developing skills and aspirations

  • How to develop student leadership skills

Community and careers

  • How to work collaboratively and communicate confidently
  • How to set goals
  • How to plan to achieve targets
  • What career opportunities are available


  • About equality of opportunity in life and work and
    challenging stereotypes in the work place

What shall I be?

  • What different career paths there are
  • What sort of qualifications do you need to access different careers

Choices and pathways

  • About different career pathways in relation to GCSEs and further qualifications
  • Setting targets and planning how to reach them

Employment rights and responsibilities

  • About young peoples’ employment rights and responsibilities
  • Employability skills
  • How to act upon and give constructive feedback

Setting goals and for success

  • How to recognise strengths and areas of development as you begin your GCSEs
  • How to confidently ask for support when you need it
  • Set targets for success

KS4 Careers Journey...

Year Group Topic Students will learn...
10 Preparation for work experience
  • How to prepare for the world of work
10 Global world of work
  • About the range of employment opportunities there are
  • About the need to challenge stereotypes about particular pathways
  • About the information and guidance available for next steps
  • About local, national and global opportunities for work
  • About employment sectors and types and changing patterns of employment
10 My CV
  • How to recognise strengths and areas of development
  • How to effectively communicate your successes
11 Further education and work
  • How to use feedback constructively when planning for the future
  • How to achieve targets
  • Effective revision techniques and strategies
  • About options post 16 and pathways
  • About application processes
  • How to manage on line presence and maximize employability
  • How to manage work/life balance
11 Professional conduct in the workplace
  • How to develop moral values and self-efficacy, including motivation, perseverance and resilience
  • How to present yourself positively and maintain a healthy self- concept
  • How to be assertive

KS5 Careers Journey...

Year Group Topic Students will learn...

Making informed decisions about your future

  • What next? The main routes after Y13
  • Application skills – CVs, applications and interviews
  • Work experience – tasters, visits, shadowing
  • Futures Fair alongside Y12 Parents’ Evening – Universities and Apprenticeship providers
  • UCAS Fair trip for Y12
  • ‘Assessing your skills’ self-review and targets with tutors
13 Making next step plans
  • Choosing your course
  • Writing a personal statement
  • Writing an effective CV
  • Student loans
  • Sourcing additional finance
  • Making final UCAS choices
  • Supporting ongoing applications and decisions
  • Positive relationships – in and out of the workplace