Hereford Sixth Form Open Event 2021

We are delighted to be able to give you the full details of our forthcoming Open Event which will be held on Wednesday, 10th February from 5.30pm – 8.00pm.

This event will be held virtually and will follow a similar format to the event we held in October 2020.  However, we are excited to let you know that as part of this event, students will be able to watch live “taster“ sessions in all subjects.

As you are aware, we usually welcome Year 11 students to the college for a day in January when they are able to look around the campus, participate in taster sessions and get a real feel for college life.  Obviously, due to the ongoing pandemic, we are not able to offer this to your students this year.  We are conscious that this particular cohort also missed out on the Year 10 visit which should have taken place in July 2020.

We are hoping that the February event will be able to offer the students a fantastic experience to cover some of the key ground they would have had in a normal year.

The event will run as follows:

5.30pm                        Event opens – talk from the Principal

           Opportunity to look around the Expo areas at pre-recorded videos of each subject.

6.00pm                        Taster Session 1 (20 – 30 minutes) – live streamed lesson with text chat via Expo area

6.45pm                        Taster Session 2 (20 – 30 minutes) – live streamed lesson with text chat via Expo area

7.30pm                        Taster Session 3 (20 – 30minutes) – live streamed lesson with text chat via Expo area

8.00pm                        Event close

There will also be a virtual tour of the college available for students to be able to take a look around our campus and see some of our facilities.

Students will need to register for this event by visiting our website – they will not be able to  join the event without doing this.

A schedule of which subjects are running at which times will be published on the website so that students can plan their evening and decide which subjects they would like to experience.  During the sessions students will be able to text in questions and chat for live responses.  Students will not be expected to interact with the session either on camera or microphone, they will be viewing a lesson in action.

In between the live Taster Sessions, students will be able to visit other subject areas to ask any questions via text chat as well as watching subject presentations and PowerPoints.  They will also be able to visit general areas such as Learning Support, Bursary and Travel etc to ask any questions they may have.

Year 11 Post 16 Options 2020-21

Writing your CV

The majority of you have completed applications for your courses and have had interviews, and been offered a conditional place in September. However, some of you may still feel undecided or even unsure about your current decision.

Take this time to do some research in to the courses being offered at the colleges in Herefordshire and across the county borders.

Take a look on ‘icould’ to find out about Labour Market Information (LMI) and different career options. Explore what careers are popular and available in Herefordshire compared to other parts of the country.

YRs 7, 8, 9 and 10

If you are looking for a distraction and wondering what you are going to do after leaving Fairfield, take a look at the resources on the careers page. A good starting point is

If you need a bit of inspiration visit the National Careers Week website.

It is never too early to find out what is on offer out there and to look at courses or apprenticeships that you may want to do.


Provider Access Statement

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purposes of giving them information about the providers’ education or training offer.

This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Management of provider access requests

Opportunities for access: our provision includes various opportunities for students to access a range of events. These are mainly integrated into the schools careers programme and curriculum. These events are therefore delivered internally, with contribution from external providers where appropriate.


A provider wishing to request access should contact Mrs P. Hart, Senior Learning Manager, via the school contact details- or ring on 01981550231

Local providers are invited to key relevant events. In addition, external providers interested in coming into school should speak to Mrs Hart to identify the most suitable opportunity.

The school policy on safeguarding sets out the school’s approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students.


Once visits have been agreed, the school will provide appropriate rooming to facilitate the visit, along with any equipment requested by the provider, where it is available.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with Mrs Hart for the careers section in the school library. The school library is available to students at break and lunchtimes.

For information contact:

Mrs P. Hart, Senior Learning Manager, via the school contact details- or ring on 01981550231

The following information sets out Fairfield’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school. This will provide information about the providers’ education or training offer:-

Careers delivery programme (Gatsby Benchmark)

Business Enterprise Day Student Evaluation Results

Mock Interview Pack

Fairfield High School Careers Calendar



You can use the following websites to give you chance to research possible careers and explore ideas about your next step. It may give you ideas about which subjects to take as different careers sometimes need specific qualifications. For some jobs you need to go to university, for others it’s an option. You can also find out about apprenticeships/degree apprenticeships. This has good, detailed job information sheets on it. Login and use the password: koeffo08– this is free to access in school, or at home. Start by using Job Groups and the A-Z. You could also try ‘Career Wizard’ to give you some ideas. Use this to look for apprenticeship vacancies – both locally and nationwide. Be careful of closing dates. You apply on line and will need to login and create a password/account. This is a really good site for seeing things as they really are. You can watch a 5 minute video of people working in a particular industry and find out how they got their job, and the training required. There is also some detailed LMI (Labour Market Information) available, which tells you where jobs are available geographically, and what you would earn. The main university application site, but also useful for viewing the range of degrees available and their ‘entry requirements’. Information on Degree apprenticeships is also included.

If you would like an appointment with Mrs Dee Water, careers advisor you can make one via your form tutor or Mrs Hart