Careers advice throughout the year

We provide our girls with an excellent careers service, throughout their time with us. We have a committed team of subject staff and pastoral staff, all taking responsibility to prepare our girls for their next steps.

From career talks by inspirational alumnae to mock interviews, we’ve got everything covered and something for every girl, whatever her plans may be.

We are fully meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks, a set of eight principles developed to support secondary schools and colleges in providing students with the best possible careers education, information, advice and guidance. Have a look at our careers programme, by clicking on the image below. 

Autumn term

We’re looking to the future as soon as the academic year begins because it’s never too soon to start preparing for what lies ahead. During this term our careers provision includes:

  • Personal Statement and UCAS advice
  • Year 11 ‘Inspiring Alumnae’ speakers
  • Mock interviews
  • Employability and Work Experience Year 11
  • Study Abroad
  • Forming Med Soc: Applying for Medicine/Vet Med/Dentistry





Spring term

This is a busy time of year as our younger girls start making some important decisions about their subject option choices, and the older girls look ahead to those all important exams, results and preparing for university applications. Our careers events designed to help at this crucial stage include:

  • Year 9 Decision Making and Option Choices
  • Themed Careers Evenings
  • Biennial Careers Fair
  • Year 12 UCAS & Employment: Planning for the Future
  • ‘Reach Back’ Alumnae talks
  • UCAS Parents’ Evening
  • Careers speakers Q & A
  • Year 13 Preparing for Results Day
  • Oxbridge preparation

Summer term

It’s another busy term for girls from Year 9 through to Sixth Form and this term we provide help and advice with the following:

Careers Talks

We’ve covered many areas with our Careers Talks, often delivered by NGHS alumnae who are happy to come back and share their experiences with current girls. Also, NGHS parents have often volunteered their time to come and talk to our girls as they start to make these serious decisions about the future. Our most recent talks and events can be found below, and past talks and events have been archived HERE for you to look at