KS4 Student Information

What's My Line - School Event

Testimonial from Helen Giles - Business and Legal Affairs Manager at the BBC

“This was a great event offered to students to find out about a wide variety of careers…..the students at Willingdon were very respectful, came with well-prepared questions and were engaged throughout the event”



University of Sussex will be offering virtual workshops on the following subjects during the 2020-21 academic year.

Further information will follow:

Aimed at: Year 10 & 11
Length of talk: 45 minutes

This interactive workshop is designed to help students investigate how best they learn and will equip them with a set of skills to maximise their potential. During the session, they’ll have the chance to investigate a range of areas relating to study skills, such as revision styles, how the brain works and how to structure revision sessions.

Aimed at: Year 10 & 11
Length of talk: 45 minutes

What’s it really like to be a student? This session outlines the realities of being a student at university, and explains the truths and common misconceptions outlined in the media. Highlighting the balance of academic work and social life necessary for success, this talk is often delivered by our Graduate Intern or Student Ambassadors.

Aimed at: Year 10 & 11
Length of talk: 30-45 minutes

This is an interactive session designed to encourage students to think about how they might choose the perfect course and university for them.  Covering the vast range of options available to potential undergraduates, it advises students on teaching methods, course content, extracurricular opportunities and entry requirements, in addition to highlighting the importance of research through the likes of prospectuses, open days, and a range of websites.




Churchill College Open Days

Churchill College Cambridge

University of Cambridge Virtual Open Days


Online Resources

In light of being unable to run visits as usual, we have set up online versions of our core schools and colleges liaison activities at http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/study-us/undergraduates/schools-and-colleges-liaison, and the pages linked from it. From these, individuals can access a number of sessions, including virtual visits.

Students and parents who are interested in admission to Churchill should check out https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/study-us and the pages linked from it. In particular, you can find information about:

• degree subjects, http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/study-us/undergraduates/subjects 

• typical offers, http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/study-us/undergraduates/typical-offers 

• super-curricular exploration, http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/subjectexplore

• post-16 subject-choices, http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/subjectexplore

• FAQs, http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/study-us/undergraduates/faqs

One link which we feel may be of great help to prospective applicants is the following pdf which gives a breakdown, by subject, of suggested wider reading and super-curricular activities:



Get Career Confident

Sussex Learning Network & Elev8Careers has recently launched ‘Get Career Confident’.

Get Career Confident is a personal careers programme running in schools across Sussex. Using a mix of face-to-face careers advice, specially curated lesson materials and an innovative social media campaign, they engage young people and their families in a comprehensive programme of information, advice and guidance.

The programme includes lots of new supporting resources that are free to use by teachers and advisors. These can be found on the dedicated website www.getcareerconfident.co.uk

They are also posting regular advice and guidance, tips and local information online via the following channels:

Parents - follow them on Facebook @Get-Career-Confident
Students - follow them on Instagram @ GetCConfident

Future Roles:  Click here for local industries with expanding roles to see what employment opportunities there are locally:

Becoming more employable

Gaining more employability skills will help you to get ahead in your career. Good grades in your GCSEs are really important, especially in maths and English. But employers also want people with good team working and communication skills, a positive and professional attitude and who are ready to work hard and show initiative. Use your free time to develop those skills. Click here for some suggestions - your confidence will grow as you gain experience: