Careers Advice at JKHS

At John Kyrle High School we are proud of our students and do everything we can to help them prepare for the future. All staff do their very best to ensure every one of our students are happy, healthy and successful.

Careers education is delivered by Tutors in all year groups, in conjunction with the school’s dedicated careers programme.

  • Year 7 students look at the skills they already have and learn to develop skills required by future employers in the wider world.
  • Year 8 students continue this process, moving on to building their own personal CVs.
  • Year 9 is Options year, when students choose which subjects to study at GCSE and therefore progression routes for Post-16 are looked at in detail.
  • In Year 10 Hereford and Ludlow College and Gloucestershire College visit school to deliver informative assemblies. Students are able to access further information from a variety of visiting colleges, employers and members of the Armed Forces during drop-in sessions which take place every half term at lunchtimes.
  • Year 11 students have dedicated one-to-one interviews with our careers advisor, Mrs Knapper, who is able to discuss options and provide information on A Levels, College courses and Apprenticeships.
    In addition, Year 11s receive information from local training providers and colleges via assemblies. Furthermore, they too have access to drop-in sessions which are held at lunchtimes every half term, enabling them to receive first hand information from visiting training providers, colleges, employers and the Armed Forces.


  • Selection of photos from Spring Term 2018 drop-in sessions



  • Careers Convention

    At John Kyrle we hold a biennial Careers Convention.  This is our flagship Careers event and attracts a host of Universities from all over the country, as well as Colleges from Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. We also have many local and national employers in attendance plus local training providers to discuss apprenticeship opportunities. Student and parent/carer attendance is always very high at the convention and we encourage students from all years to attend, enabling them to benefit from an invaluable opportunity at each key stage of their careers programme.

    Some of the attendees at previous careers conventions include:


  • Post-16 Providers

    Our Careers department works very closely with a number of providers throughout Herefordshire and Gloucestershire to enhance the opportunities available to John Kyrle students. During Year 11 students are given one to one support to discuss college courses and to ensure they are fully aware of the choices available to them.

    JKHS Sixth Form has been consistently graded in the top 10% of A level providers by the ALPS organisation and achieves its aim for “First Choice Futures for All”. Summer 2017 saw 60% plus A*-B at Advanced Level and a 100% pass rate. This continues a tradition of excellence at A level with five consecutive years 60% plus A*-B grades. In March 2018 the school was once again informed it was in the top 10% nationally for advanced level performance. Students gained places at leading universities, apprentice providers and employers. Indeed 35% of all university destinations were Russell Group and the Sixth Form has an enviable reputation for students attending Oxbridge, Medicine and Veterinary science courses. Students normally study three or occasionally four A levels and there is a wide choice of twenty-four subjects. During Sixth Form students follow a program to improve their employment skills and understanding of global issues to ensure they move into the next phase of their life with confidence.

    Mrs Knapper, our careers advisor, would like you to be aware that, if after your interview/s you are offered more than 1 place, you should accept them both and wait until you receive your results in August before making any final decision as to which route you wish to take.

    Some of the colleges we work closely with are found below, please click on the logo to go to their main website:





  • Apprenticeships

    Our Careers department works very closely with a number of training providers throughout Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, to assist our students towards the next step on their chosen career programme.

    During Year 11, students are given one-to-one support to discuss training providers who support apprenticeships in their chosen career path and apprenticeship vacancies that are available to them locally.

    Mrs Knapper, our careers advisor, advises that apprenticeship applications are ongoing with more vacancies being advertised from Easter onwards. Furthermore National companies have earlier closing dates and therefore students need to search specific company websites for more information.

    Some of the training providers that we work closely with are found below; please click on the logo to go to their main website:



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