Most Hillview sixth formers opt for university and they are offered detailed advice, information and guidance on the application process in Year 12 and at the start of Year 13. This begins with choosing the right university and course for them, and includes finance, budgeting, social life, job prospects and much more.
The pros and cons of gap years and options for using them productively are discussed. Mentors and subject provide focused support with personal statements and every application is reviewed by the Head of Sixth Form before it is sent.
Useful Career Websites
National Careers Service
Useful for job descriptions and now has 13-16 section. Also offers online chat and phone advice.
One-stop portal for a range of careers information and linked to UCAS Progres,s the 16-plus application site for Hillview School and most local schools and colleges.
Application portal linked to Kent Choices.
A useful tool for quick labour market information comparing hours and salaries.
General careers advice, videos and “buzz test” personality quiz based on Myers Briggs test, used in recruitment.
Competitions and work experience opportunities.
Lots of video interviews with workers and professionals talking about their jobs.
Further Career Links: