Careers & Higher Education

Our dedicated Careers and Higher Education Team provides a comprehensive careers information, education and guidance facility. This is available to advise and enhance appropriate decision-making by students when selecting their post-16 options, higher education courses, employment and training options or gap year possibilities. Students are also assigned a UCAS Co-ordinator who provides expert advice on the university application process.

Throughout the Sixth Form students are provided with the opportunity to meet with the Careers and Higher Education team on an individual or group basis. Students are encouraged to make use of the extensive facilities within the Higher Education library.

In this period, members of the Sixth Form will also have the opportunity to attend a series of events on Higher Education matters. For students in Year 12 this is supported by a visit to a university department and the Higher Education Fair at Worcester. There is also a Higher Education evening for Year 12 parents and students. Mock interviews are also arranged for Year 12 students with specialists in the field, chosen by the student. Students continue to be supported once they have left school through a post A Level guidance service.

Each year over 90% of our students achieve their first place university choice.

Work Experience

The benefits of work experience are well documented; engaging with employers to develop an understanding of workplace skills is a vital component when applying either to university or alternative training providers. Being able to provide evidence of having undertaken relevant work experience will undoubtedly give an applicant a distinct advantage and also provide valuable opportunities for discussion at interview or to refer to in a personal statement.

Here at Hereford Cathedral School, students are strongly encouraged to organise work experience in order to help prepare them for making successful applications, and to be ready for future opportunities.  The School is committed to supporting and encouraging students in establishing worthwhile and meaningful placements, and as such is happy to help with making contacts, advising on health and safety checks and providing references.