Career Education & Guidance

At HSLC, we are actively working to broaden horizons and in that we aim to prepare our students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. Careers education and guidance is an essential part of this, so we ensure that students have access to a structured programme that aims to provide them with timely support to meet their individual needs as well as lots of opportunities to gather the information they need to make the important decisions for their future

All young people need a planned programme of activities both to help them choose appropriate pathways at 14, 16 and 18 and to enable them to manage their careers, career progression and sustain employability throughout their lives.

HSLC provides impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to support students’ transition to further or higher education, vocational training or employment.

HSLC encourages students to aspire and value lifelong learning, provide opportunities to develop and recognise key employability and enterprise skills which are highly valued by employers, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers.

The CEIAG Programme has been developed to engage parents and local employers, to support our students in becoming employable and aspirational young people in accordance with the recommended Gatsby Benchmarks. 


Meet the Team

Mrs Ashton

Careers Leader

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Miss Rowbotham

Head of life studies

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Careers Leader

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Opening Times

The Careers Hub is open at break and lunchtimes from Monday - Wednesday. Feel free to pop in and chat to the team in person.

Personal Guidance Information

Students have the opportunity to meet with a careers adviser if they are in particular need of support. At this time, they can talk about their ideas for the future, explore the range of options after they have finished their GCSEs and plan the steps to achieve their end goal. Pupils can expect advice and guidance that is personalised, comprehensive and impartial.

We aim to enable our Students to make informed choices about their future learning and career pathways.

Frequently discussed topics include:

  • Option choices
  • Advice and help with Work Experience placements
  • Taster days, Workshops and Open Days
  • Ideas to enhance your Personal Statement or
  • Curriculum Vitae

For more information or to make a one-to-one appointment for careers advice and guidance, please contact the Careers Team.

Employers We Work With

Employer Engagement

At HSLC we work with a range of employers and organisations to help in the delivery of our careers programme. Within our programme there are numerous opportunities to meet and engage in meaningful conversations with employers and employees. We believe that in giving students these opportunities, they will deepen their understanding of the importance of skills, personal qualities and academic success required to be successful in whatever career path they enter.

A few examples of recent employer engagement include:

• HSLC Careers Fair
• Year 9 'For Entrepeneurs Only' Day
 Year 11 & Sixth Form – Meeting with Mr Stephen Downing, Advocate Solicitor
 Year 10-13 – Meeting with Dr Andrew Benest, Cancer Research Scientist
• Year 10 Mock Interviews
• Year 12 ‘Futures Day

If you are an employer or business that would be interested in supporting our careers programme, please contact the Careers Team.

The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks

We are one of 7 East Riding secondary school members of the Humber Careers Hub. The Careers Hub was launched in September 2018 by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and the Careers & Enterprise Company. As a Humber Hub school, we regularly meet with other schools in the region to evaluate and share best practice with regard to careers education.

Each term we evaluate our careers programme against the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks, the benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in secondary schools.

1. A Stable Careers programme
2. Learning from Labour Market Information
3. Addressing the needs of every student
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of the workplace
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal Guidance

Measuring Success

Throughout each year we carry out a number of surveys with our students, parents/carers and other stakeholders, relating to our careers programme. This helps us to evaluate the impact our careers programme is making and also helps us to develop and tailor our programme to the needs of our students.

Later this year we will also be looking to engage with our newly formed student council from Year 7 to 13 to form a student voice focus group for our careers provision at HSLC. See our recent surveys below:

Welcome to Life Studies

Purpose of Study

PSHE is delivered through a planned programme of learning taking place each Monday for all year groups. The aim of PSHE is to help students to develop qualities and attributes which will enable them to grow into open minded and self aware members of society. The PSHE programme which is delivered at HSLC makes a significant contribution to students' spiritual, social, moral and cultural development (SMSC) promoting acceptance of others and a deeper understanding of British Values.

How it’s delivered

PSHE is delivered via a weekly lesson to all students from year 7 to 11. Students explore 6 key themes via a spiral curriculum,  meaning they can build on previous knowledge and skills. Each topic has an end of topic assessment which allows students to solidify their understanding of the content.

Subject Content

Students will cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to; 

  • Mental health
  • Relationships and sex education
  • Careers education
  • Wider world
  • Money management
  • E-Safety

Curriculum mapping 

Please see documents below for the content for each year group.

  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • Year 9
  • Year 10
  • Year 11


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