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Careers and Post-16

Passmores Academy strives to ensure that all of our students are prepared to make confident, informed and successful decisions at each stage in their school life about their future plans.

A comprehensive careers education programme is in place to support our students from Years 7 through to 11 in helping them to identify their strengths and skills so that they can navigate their way through the diverse range of qualifications on offer, both academic and vocational.  Careers lessons are delivered within our I-Future lessons.

During KS3 students will be supported in looking at their option choices with access to our qualified careers advisers for one to one guidance.

In KS4 students will learn how to produce CV’s and letters of application.  They will attend a mock interview day where they will be interviewed by a local employer and following this, they will organise a work shadowing day within a work placement. 

Moving into their final year all students will have access to a one to one guidance interview with our careers advisers where parents or carers are welcome to attend. Each year the Careers Team organise a post 16 careers information evening for Yr.’s 10 and 11 where all local educational establishment’s, training providers and some employers will be on hand to discuss post 16 opportunities.

Students will have access to college taster days, outside speakers, apprenticeship workshops and will of course receive impartial advice and guidance from our Careers Advisers.

Local colleges, training providers, employers 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:

Year 8 

I Future lessons, planning for KS4 options. JED/KUDOS to generate career ideas.

Year 9

College taster day

Year 10 

A Mock Interview Day run with the support of local employers. Business mentoring. Post 16 information evening

Year 11

One to One Guidance with Careers advisers, post 16 assemblies.  Business mentoring. Post 16 information evening. Harlow College apprenticeship programme.

There is a fully equipped and resourced Careers area in the Learning Resources Centre, where pupils can gain access to detailed information about the wide range of careers available. They can also obtain information through our career software package JED (please see the link careers software resources for more information)

All students have access to our qualified careers adviser Julie Kay at any stage of their education. Please contact me by email if you would like to arrange an appointment or have any questions.


NEW: HARLOW COLLEGE: Still Hoping to Apply?

Please see the new document at the bottom of the page, entitled "STARTING AT COLLEGE FLYER ELECTRONIC."



Digital Open Event - from Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25th June 2020.

The purpose for the Digital Open Event is to offer an online alternative to the traditional Open Day Events that we would usually deliver on site at Hertford Regional College (HRC) campuses. We hope that by using a digital platform, individuals will still be able to gain an insight into what we have on offer at HRC.

The Digital Open Event will be delivered using themed subject sessions.  Each session will include a thirty minute live presentation followed by a thirty minute live Q&A session.  Individuals can register for as many sessions as they wish. Members of staff from each of the curriculum / subject areas and our wider student support services will be involved in delivering the event.

The full schedule for this Digital Open Event is as follows:


Date: Wednesday 24th June

Service Industries Directorate

10am – 11am

Health and Social Care and Childcare

11am – 12pm

Travel and Hospitality

12pm – 1pm

Sport and Public Services

2pm – 3pm

Hair and Beauty

3pm – 4pm

Access to HE

4pm – 5pm



Date: Thursday 25th June

Creative & Enterprise Directorate

10am – 11am

Art & Design

11am – 12pm

Teacher Training

12pm – 1pm


2pm – 3pm


3pm – 4pm

Media, Music and Performing Arts


As mentioned above our aim is to provide prospective learners and their parents with an insight into the HRC experience.  Individuals can register for our Digital Open Day by using the following link or by going directly to the HRC website:


Explore the courses on offer at Cambridge Regional College.

All subject areas are online, you can meet the tutors and ask questions.

To find out more and register go to


TBSHS (Bishop's Stortford High School) Bridging work for students intending to study there next year:


Going to Presdales?  This is the bridging work for you to complete:

Going to Hockerill?  Here is the information that you need:

NCC Academy London This is a good page with lots of information for new students. This may answer questions that students may have. Here students can contact us for any information they can't find or more specific things they wish to know.


Information from Hertford Regional College

For those who are interested in studying a Higher Education (HE) Foundation Degree in Business Management, our Business Programme Manager, John Griffiths, has put together an overview of the study programme in a short video. To access this information, please follow the link below.

Furthermore, we will continue to maintain communication with all applicants to provide more detailed information regarding what they need to do before September 2020.  New attachment below.

Study Fashion

The Fashion Retail Academy in London have a virtual open day for level 2 and level 3 courses, for which there is still space for September.  The open day is on the 4th June and students can find out more on:

Updated information for New City College (Epping Forest College):

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To support excellence in various aspects of Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance and Work Related Learning, RoQA have created awards to guide and then acknowledge high standards in these key aspects of the school curriculum. These awards are recognised by Ofsted as a good indication of excellent provision of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance and Work Related Learning

Please see the Careers Education and guidance policy for further information on the careers entitlement.