Careers Programme | Thorpe Hall School

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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.

You can view our Careers Policy here and our Provider Access Policy here.

Mr Leach and Mr Keil are the Careers Coordinators at Thorpe Hall School. If you have any queries then please contact them on .

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

Morrisby is our CEIAG platform that we use in school for all year groups. Students are given their logins and can access this platform at home as well.

Thorpe Hall School LinkedIn:


National Careers Service


World Skills UK


Amazing Apprenticeships


Investment 2020


Essex Opportunities Portal