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At Queens' School we seek to inspire all students to have the highest expectations about their career aspirations. The Gatsby Benchmarks are at the heart of our extensive careers programme:

  • An inspirational and exciting careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal Guidance


Careers Leader: Ms de Groot
Careers Co-ordinator: Mrs Manning
Careers Trustee: Dr Dissanayeke
For any careers enquiries please email Careers Co-ordinator Mrs Manning:

Creative Arts Industry

For more information on positions in this industry, click on the links below:


Key Stage Information

Key Stage 3


  • Lifelong Learning lessons.
    • Year 7 Transition and organisation liked to a changing job market, Time management, Coping with homework, Journey and home safely, Self-development, Where to find useful information, Introduction to the Careers resources in the LRC, Aspirations and aiming high, Introduction to Start – online career programme.
    • Year 8 Leadership, communication skills and team work, Gender stereotyping, Entrepreneurship, Start programme revisited, update skills.
    • Year 9 Self-discipline, Start programme revisited, planning for my future.
  • Assemblies and Form tutor time to raise awareness of academic and vocational pathways.
  • Year 9 GCSE Options Information.
    • Year 9 1:2:1 options interview with SLT.
  • Year 7 University aspirational day.

By the end of Key Stage 3 all students will have:

  • A better understanding of the full range of 14-19 opportunities for progression
  • A better understanding of their strengths and areas for development and support to evaluate how these might inform future choices in learning and work.
  • Been given direct access to employers, UTCs (University Technical Colleges) and universities.
  • An understanding of some of the qualities, attitudes and skills needed for employability.
  • Understand where to find useful and reliable online careers resources to research information about opportunities and apply their findings to help make informed choices for Key Stage 4 Options.
  • Received appropriate advice and guidance on Key Stage 4 options.

Key Stage 4


  • Year 10 work shadowing/work experience days focused on the world of work.
  • Year 10 Careers drop down day on Job ready, Health and safety.
  • Lifelong Learning lessons.
  • Year 10 STEM careers, Start programme revisited, which job.
  • Year 11 Revision time management, Start programme revisited, next steps.
    • Assemblies and Form tutor time, To raise awareness of careers, information on college open dates.
    • Year 11 6th form Options Information Evening supported by YC Hertfordshire.
    • Year 11 1:2:1 options interview with SLT.
  • YC Hertfordshire Personal Advisor 1:2:1 sessions.
    • Practical local learning placements for students interesting in pursuing vocational pathways.

By the end of Key Stage 4 all students will have:

  • Enhanced their self-knowledge, career management and employability skills.
  • Used online resources and other sources of advice to investigate and explore future choices and progression routes.
  • Experienced the world of work through a work placement.
  • Been given direct access to employers, colleges and training providers.
  • Been given guidance to help identify a range of post-16 options and careers advice and support networks that they can use to plan and negotiate their career pathways.

Key Stage 5


  • Year 12 Lifelong Learning lessons, Assemblies and Form tutor time.
    • Work experience planning, Making the most of work experience, Interview techniques, Presentation skills,
    • UCAS application process.
    • UCAS personal statements.
    • Information talks and presentations on alternatives to University including apprenticeships of all levels.
  • Year 12 work experience weeks focused on students’ future career aspirations.
  • Year 12 UCAS Olympia visit.
  • Year 12 Business Academy 4-6 week internships.
  • Year 13 Lifelong Learning lessons, Assemblies, Form tutor time.
    • UCAS applications based on aspirational, realistic, back up.
    • Workplace laws, Unions, Taxation, Finance, Higher education course research.
  • Year 12, 13 Oxbridge support programme.
  • Year 12,13 YC Hertfordshire Careers Adviser 1:2:1 sessions

By the end of Key Stage 5 all students will have:

  • Enhanced their self-knowledge, career management and employability skills.
  • Received guidance through the UCAS application procedure.
  • Been given direct access to employers and universities.
  • Been given guidance to help identify a range of Post-18 options.
  • Been provided with the resources to develop their CVs, personal statements and interview preparation.