Student Careers

At Sir Henry Floyd, we aim to inform and excite pupils about the opportunities that are available to them, so that they can feel confident about their study and career aspirations. From GCSE or A-Level options, degree courses, apprenticeships or work-related learning, we have the expertise to guide our students to grow into their best selves.

Over the course of time pupils spend with us, we ensure that pupils are well-informed and leave our school with the skills required for the working world and beyond. To achieve this we offer a plethora of careers support including, but not limited to:

  • Guidance sessions
  • Interactive events
  • Career briefings and assemblies
  • Unifrog
  • Guest speakers, including alumni
  • Interview training
  • UCAS and apprenticeship application support
   *All of the above are set in place in order to meet the Government's Careers Strategy, The Gatsby Benchmarks.


We are keen for employers to work with our students through assemblies, careers fairs or in group settings and 1-to-1s, as we feel our students benefit from these experiences and expertise.  We currently hold a careers fair biennially, welcome guest speakers into all year group assemblies, as well as volunteers to support our GCSE and A Level students though interviews and further education preparation.


Careers guidance happens in our classrooms, not just via careers activities. SHFGS actively encourages all curriculum areas to embrace employer and volunteer led learning, as well as inviting professionals to deliver workshops and lessons. SHFGS have recently undergone a detailed curriculum review to make suitable adjustments to include careers education.

It's never too early to start thinking about careers

Students make their first decisions that have an impact on their careers choices in Year 9 as they choose the subjects they would like to study at GCSE. PSHE+ lessons, assemblies and personal time with tutors help to guide students in order to make individual choices.

Although the majority of our pupils choose to apply to top universities, they are all encouraged to think about what is really right for them and for some this might be looking at apprenticeships or studying abroad. We speak to every student on an individual basis, and encourage them to explore their career goals and carry out research on what is right for them. Each year we are delighted with the numbers of students who move on to their first choice university or employment.  

KS3 Careers Activities

KS4 Careers Activities

KS5 Careers Activities

External Speakers and Parents/ Carers

We are always pleased to hear from anyone who would be prepared to come to our school and speak about their profession or experiences. These are great opportunities for students to learn and ask questions about a career that may suit them in the future.

If you would like to come into our school to talk about your profession or volunteer for an event, please contact:

Miss Emma-Louise Bahra, Head of Careers or you can reach her by emailing