Careers Programme - Thorpe Hall School

Senior School

Careers Programme

Our engaging programme starts in the Preparatory School but receives greater attention from Year 7 and builds year-on-year to help students make informed decisions during their school careers, such as their GCSE and future A-level choices, with a particular expertise in helping students assess their interest and potential in a future subject choice. This expertise contributes to the value added the
school is recognised for.

Students also understand the link between their option choices and decisions for post-16 education and on how to choose subjects that suit them as an individual – their strengths, values and interests. We then seek to support students to develop the skills necessary to achieve their goals, such as application writing and interview techniques for post-16 education and beyond.

While academic support is considered a priority for all pupils, we firmly believe in supporting the whole of a student’s learning experience. This includes supporting them through their decision-making process when the time comes to think about sixth forms, colleges, apprenticeships, A-Level courses, vocational courses and combinations of options.

We have two primary aims for our careers support provision:

  • To ensure that all students are informed about the range of career options available to them
  • To identify what students enjoy, are good at and could be doing in five years’ time

Today’s job market is complex and constantly evolving, and pupils are faced with a wide range of choices. While most of our pupils opt to attend sixth forms, our support extends to a much wider range of opportunities, including apprenticeships and vocational avenues.
Currently headteacher Stephen Duckitt oversees the carers program at Thorpe Hall School. If you have any queries then please contact him on

Further information for parents and carers designed to help them support their children in their post-16 choices can be found here.