Students at Hitchin Boys’ School can expect a wide variety of activities to enhance their Careers and Work Related Education. There are fortnightly careers talks and careers cafe, appointments with our Careers Adviser - Chris Aylward, CV workshops, careers events and many other activities such as Get Work Ready Day and Barclays Life Skills Workshop.
Careers education starts in Year 7, and continues until students leave us in Year 13. Year 10 and Year 12 students also have the opportunity to complete work experience in the last week of the Summer Term.
Each Department within the school has a dedicated notice board with information linking their subject to careers. Faculty and Department Career Leads are as follows:
- English: Ms J Waller
- Maths: Mr R Moore
- Science: Mr M Zamblera
- MFL: Mr M Wilson
- Geography: Miss E Pickton
- History: Mr J Newham
- RE: Mrs K Graham
- Art: Mrs A Faulds
- PE: Mr J O’Neill
- Music: Ms E Parkes
- Technology: Miss Z Spooner
- Sociology: Mrs J Spruce
- Drama: Mrs C Gale
- Psychology: Mrs S Pitts
Students in Year 10-13 will have at least one impartial career guidance interview with our qualified independent Careers Adviser, Chris Aylward, from Youth Connexions Herts. Students will be notified of their careers appointment via email and will receive a summary of the discussion with an action plan in their Unifrog Locker. Every student is treated individually and students are supported with their decisions and the application process.
Teachers are responsible for promoting their subjects and the relevance of the curriculum by adding real life context to lessons and linking subjects to occupations and the real world. Cross-curricular skills are also developed, enabling students to become lifelong learners.
In addition to the school’s own Sixth Form, students are made aware of local educational establishments and are encouraged to attend open days as well as being supported to attend college interviews. Please see our Twitter feed for up to date information on Open Days, @HBSCareersInfo
Students are prepared for each transition point and the choices they make through assemblies, options evenings, small group sessions and 1:1 interviews.
Students, parents, teachers and employers may also access further information and arrange appointments by contacting the Careers Team directly. The Careers Leader is in school during the week and can provide tailored information, advice and guidance relating to the post-16 options available to students. To book an appointment to see the Careers Team, please email using the contact details below.
- Careers Leader - Mr A McPherson
- Careers Coordinator - Mrs A Rogers
- Careers Coordinator - Ms K Bahnsen
More information about the Careers programme at HBS can be found by downloading the documents on the right.
Labour Market Information
- Student Entitlement Statement
- Measuring and Assessing the Careers Programme
- Other careers opportunities for students
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