Careers for Students

Explore the main options and pathways open to you and make use of the quality resources designed to support students

Key Stage 4 optionsFind out more about the subjects you can study at GCSE.
Arnewood Sixth: Offering a full range of A ‘levels and Vocational Pathways. Learn more about A ‘level subjects and Vocational Courses and find out what would inspire and suit you
Career and salary progression: 20+ tips to navigate financial and professional growth
Hampshire Futures Careers Information Service: Providing comprehensive information on all options and pathways open to young people in the region.
What are T Levels? If you are interested in work related learning at A ‘level standard, find out more about T-Levels and what is currently available.
Information on Apprenticeships and how to apply. Are you interested in training alongside studying for qualifications and earning an apprenticeship wage?
What are Traineeships and how could they support you to prepare for an apprenticeship, employment or continuing in full time education?
Finding employment and searching for jobs

National Careers Service: Providing information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work

It’s Your Choice offers help for young people in the New Forest by providing confidential and free advice, support and guidance

Future Learn offers courses to help plan your degree with your career in mind.


Hampshire Careers Partnership: Your Future, Your Options


It is hoped this booklet will be a helpful reminder of your options after leaving school and a quick overview of what you need to do and when. We have also included some information on CVs, application forms and interviews which you may find useful.




Still Undecided?

To create and research job and careers make use of the award winning online platform Unifrog.

The Arnewood School purchases this outstanding programme to support students in their career’s decisions. The Unifrog platform is designed to support learners in making the most informed decisions about their futures and has a range of tools that are suitable for all year groups. Each student has their own personal account that provides a wide range of information related to their interests and aspirations.  Key features of the platform include:


  • Exploring Pathways – personality quizzes, career and subject profiles, MOOCs and webinars
  • Recording – self-reflection about extracurricular activities and key employability skills
  • Opportunities – search tools showing live vacancies/courses/placements for apprenticeships, universities (in the UK and abroad), FE, virtual work experience and much more
  • Applications – tools to help students build applications for a range of pathways (e.g., CVs, Personal Statements, Common App Essays)


All students are welcome to book a careers appointment with the schools Careers Adviser for an impartial one to one session and parents/carers are welcome to attend. Students can ask their Tutor or the school Receptionists to book an appointment and parents are invited to contact the Careers Adviser Mrs Melanie Bennett on 01425 625400 or email