The Careers Department plays a full and active part in the life of the school

Careers Leader: Mrs Mandal - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone number 01206 576973

Mrs Mandal is the first point of contact for any questions or suggestions about our careers programme. Parents, employers or education/training providers can contact Mrs Mandal using the above contact details.

Students and teachers can also contact Mrs Mandal using these contact details or see Mrs Mandal in the Examinations Office.

Mrs Kee is our impartial Careers Adviser. Students can request an appointment with Mrs Kee by seeing Mrs Beaumont.

Policy Statement on Provider Access

An annual review of the information published takes place on 1 November.

The Careers Library is open at all times to students, providing full internet access, specialist Careers software and wide-ranging paper-based resources.

Careers Programme

The Careers Programme for Years 7-13 can be found here.

All Key Stages

PSHCE includes economic wellbeing, citizenship, and develops enterprise and entrepreneurship.  Students are actively involved in charity fundraising.  Extracurricular clubs and trips support students in developing their understanding of subjects.  A central database of volunteering opportunities is updated and opportunities are shared within the Careers programme and additional support is provided on an individual basis.  Students are encouraged to participate in activities as part of the National Citizen Service and DofE.

Key Stage 3

A variety of activities designed to introduce students to: the concepts of employment, higher education, careers and career paths/portfolios, the myriad of opportunities ahead of them in life, information, advice and guidance that is available to them at CCHSG to help them decide between, and access, these opportunities

 Key Stage 4

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Key Stage 5

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Raising of the Participation Age

The Government requires young people to continue in education, training, or apprenticeships to age 18.

Young people can choose on of the following options:

  • Full-time Education
  • Work-based learning such as an apprenticeship
  • Part-time education or training if they are employed, self-employed or volunteering for more than 20 hours per week

The September Guarantee

The September Guarantee is a guarantee of an offer, made by the end of September, of an appropriate place in post-16 education or training for every young person completing compulsory education. 

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Education Funding Agency Bursary Fund

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) Bursary Fund aims to support students who face the greatest financial barriers to continuing in education post-16.  

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Higher Education

Timeline for Applying to Higher Education


Apprenticeships are a good way to gain the skills and experience needed to get into many careers.

Parent Pack April 2019

Parent Pack June 2019

Parent Pack July 2019

Parent Pack August 2019

Parent Pack September 2019

Parent Pack October 2019

Parent Pack November 2019

Websites for Further Information

Useful Websites