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Careers includes both education, information and guidance. Careers education helps our pupils develop the knowledge and skills they need to make successful choices, manage transitions in learning and move into work. Through guidance pupils are able to use their knowledge and skills to make the decisions about learning and work that are right for them.

Careers education forms an integral part of the curriculum in the Curriculum Enhancement programme. The four main areas of careers learning, identified in the National Framework, form themes throughout careers work from Year 7 to Year 13. 

  • Self-development - understand themselves and be aware of their strengths and areas for development to inform future learning, work choices and progression routes. 

  • Positive self-esteem – understand themselves and the influences on them and how best to manage these influences to maximise their potential. 

  • Career exploration - investigate opportunities in learning and work through a wide range of resources (computer programmes, internet, books, leaflets and impartial careers guidance). 

  • Career management - make and adjust plans, to manage change and transition in learning, work and career choices.

The SLT/Governor link is Dr Andrew Middleton, Head of Computing.

Our School Careers Adviser is Emma Jackson and can be contacted on 01477 29532 or email to 


She is available in school and her office is located upstairs on the Student Services corridor. Her working times are 8.45-1.45 usually Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Emma’s role is to support students, parents and teachers with all aspects of careers education

Mr Graham Baker is the teacher in school with responsibility for careers education. He can be contacted in the Business department on 01477 29533 or

Information regarding careers can be found in the school’s Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and in the Sixth form Study Area.  The information will help you to make decisions about the path you want your life to take whether you are looking for a job or looking to go into further or higher education.  There is a list of excellent websites for you to research courses and employment opportunities on this webpage.

Careers Guidance at HCCS

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