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Careers guidance is not just about advising on higher education and future occupations, but also preparing pupils for the next stage of their career, encompassing financial and household management as well as other valuable life skills.

Our Careers Department features a well-resourced library with a wide range of both printed and multi-media resources. Open throughout the day for pupils of all year groups, the Careers Department always has a member of staff on hand to provide assistance.

A comprehensive timetabled careers programme commences in Year 9, supported by many events including weekly careers talks and the biennial Careers Fair held jointly with WGHS.

In Year 11 all pupils are encouraged to take part in two weeks’ work experience. Placements are varied and cater for an individual pupil’s aspirations and skills.

During the last two years, members of the Careers Department work closely with both pupil and their Form Tutor to offer guidance on university applications. Each year over 90% of Sixth Form pupils continue to their first choice university and degree course.

Upcoming Events

Biannual Careers Convention - Wednesday 5th March 2014, 1.00 - 6.00pm at the WGHS Hartley Pavilion. This event provided the boys with the opportunity to speak to industry experts about a variety of career paths available for life beyond QEGS. Read the story here. 

Key Facts

  • Independent and impartial advice by qualified members of the Careers Department
  • Help is centred around individual needs
  • Timetabled careers programme commences in Year 9