Higher Education and Careers Guidance

At Itchen, we recognise that our students are looking to go onto a variety of career pathways and destinations once they leave us. This means we are highly committed to providing the best support we can in regards to higher education and employability. 

Debbie Finch, our careers and safeguarding officer, will be able to support students with careers advice. Our student services officer, Janine Batten, will also be able to support students with higher education and UCAS guidance. 

On the right hand side of the page, there are links to a variety of helpful resources and websites which will be able to guide you. 

Please make sure to look at our Itchen Job Agency or drop into Student Services if you are looking for specific careers or higher education guidance. 

Careers guidance

Access Southampton: Access Southampton  provides essential information to help young people make important decisions about their future. We offer impartial and consistent careers guidance for students in Year 9, Year 11 and Year 12 who are in the process of making choices about their futures. Whether you are choosing your GCSE options, finishing school, or leaving college, Access Southampton helps you access all the information you need to make the right decisions for your future.

National Careers Service: This service will help you explore career families and see what qualifications and experience you will need for certain careers.

I Could: This website shows a range of careers with real stories from people in a variety of different careers.

Career Companion: Offers careers guidance and advice for students.

Careers Box: This site is filled with careers related films, information and options. It gives young people a great insight into different careers.

All About Careers: Lets you explore, search and understand more about each career family.

University guidance

Which? University: Offers careers information and advice to help you choose GCSE and A-level subjects and narrow down your higher education options.

UCAS:  Displays the entry requirements for university courses and the specific grades you will need to get in, as well as course details and advice to help you choose the best path for you.

Best Course 4 Me: Gives the option to put in the A Levels you are studying to help you decide which courses to pursue in higher education.