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Crookhorn College is committed to delivering a comprehensive programme, which is based on students developing skills in the three key aspects of careers education & guidance:

  • Self Development
  • Career Exploration
  • Career Management

In supporting our students to develop these skills we aim to help them navigate their way through an increasingly diverse range of qualifications both academic and vocational and beyond into an ever changing world of work.

We are proud to have held the Investor in Careers Award for over 15 years. Since the Gatsby Benchmarks were introduced we have been working to update and develop our Careers & Employability programme in line with the new framework and we are looking forward to applying to retain the award in June 2020.

Careers Leader - Mrs Clare Wilson

02392 251120


Students have the opportunity to discuss their career aspirations and the options open to them at key stages of their education during a careers interview with Rachel Mays, Hampshire Careers Adviser.

Careers education & guidance at Crookhorn supports and compliments other aspects of the curriculum such as PSHE, citizenship and the curriculum subjects and promotes the value of Life Long Learning.

Through the Work related learning & Enterprise education programme students have the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary to succeed in the work place. This includes work experience placements, enterprise challenges and working with local business volunteers. Work experience is organised internally by the College and the work experience co-ordinator and the careers leader liaise closely with students to arrange suitable placements with local employers.

The College continues to develop opportunities at Key Stage 4 for students of all abilities. This includes courses that involve attendance at further education Colleges or training schemes and work experience.

Local colleges, training providers, employers, Hampshire Careers and Employability Service, all play an integral role in the programme, giving our students the opportunity to benefit from a range of experiences in and out of school.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Y8 spend time preparing for their option choices by considering their personal strengths and interests, decision making skills and careers research.
  • Year 9 Enterprise days where students work with local employers, visit colleges and complete business challenges
  • Year 10 two weeks work experience & visits to local colleges
  • Year 11 Mock Interview Day run with the support of local employers

Through this wide partnership and variety of experiences, students are able to make an informed choice about the options post 16. The ultimate aim being for each young person to choose the right path for them and achieve their full potential.  

Careers Drop-in sessions open to all students on Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes in the Careers Office, G Block.

As a school, we have lots of useful resources available for staff/students/parents and work experience providers, please click the image below.