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At Forest Hill School our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme is an integral part of a student’s preparation for the opportunities and experiences of adult life.

It is statutory from Year 7 that we are committed to providing outstanding CEIAG for all students. 

Our whole school aim is to equip students with the skills to manage choices, changes and transitions affecting their future education, training, employment and life as adult members of an international society. 

Our students learn in a stimulating environment designed to foster initiative, develop creativity and promote self-esteem. All students are able to achieve but can only fulfil their potential if they understand themselves, their abilities and the possibilities available to them, aptly demonstrated by our motto ‘Aspiring to excellence together.’

Unifrog

Unifrog

is a careers and enrichment resource that Forest Hill School uses to further support our students in personal development and career exploration. The Unifrog resources provide a one-stop-shop giving students access to explore over 500 different career options. This platform is designed to: 

  • Help students to understand their strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify students’ interests and link them to a range of career pathways  
  • Offer bespoke talks, interviews and seminars on a wide range of professions 

Every student has an individual login to Unifrog. All teaching staff also have a Unifrog account so that they can view the engagement of students. 

There is an interests profile quiz for students in Years 7-9 to help them first understand their strengths and weaknesses in order to suggest possible career choices they may be suited to.

For students in Years 10-13, there is a personality profile quiz to help them understand how their interests may have multiple links to a wide range of professions. Students can then use integrated careers library to explore any given career. 

Contact

Mr Alpha Kai-Samba

Assistant Headteacher / Careers Lead 

Email: a.kai-samba@foresthillschool.co.uk

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CAREERS POLICY

Click here to view Forest Hill School’s Careers Policy

CAREERS PLANS (YEAR 7 to YEAR 13)

Click here to view Forest Hill School’s Careers plan for each year group. 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Students usually undertake two weeks of work experience during the first term of Year 10. This is a great opportunity for the boys to gain an understanding of the work environment and what employers expect of their workers; to explore possible career options; and to better understand how the school curriculum can help prepare young people for work.

Below are some useful websites to help students when it comes to finding work experience placements.

UCAS – Helping Students Find Worthwhile Work Experience Placements

Student Ladder – Work Experience Placements

Prospects – Work Experience and Internships

USEFUL LINKS

The National Careers Service provides useful information, advice and guidance to help students make decisions on learning, training and work.

Career Camel is a careers website for students, graduates and school leavers offering jobs, internships, advice and courses.

Not Going to Uni is a careers website for students who don’t intend to go to university.

The next review of Careers Information will take place in Summer 2022.