Brighton Hill Community School, Brighton Way, Basingstoke, RG22 4HS
At BHCS we are committed to continued development of our Careers & Enterprise offer to students and in turn support the discussions parents, carers and staff will have with their children about the options available. We take pride in our commitment to reaching the Gatsby Career Benchmarks. All students and parents should have access to high-quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. At BHCS our students work with a qualified careers adviser across Year 10 & Year 11 to make best use of available information.
We are developing a Careers and Enterprise programme at BHCS that will mean that by the age of 14, all students will have accessed and used information about career paths and the labour market to inform their own decisions on study options. Just click on the relevant zone button below to start exploring.
The 2022-23 academic year will see further developments in how we support our students, parents/carers and staff with good career education, information, advice & guidance (CEIAG). If you have any questions about CEIAG please do not hesitate to contact Mr David Watkins – Deputy Head SLT Careers Lead
01256 350 606
This document provides an overview of the Brighton Hill Community School Careers Programme., which is presented in the graphic below as a 'Road Map' so you can see how the programme is progressive across the 5 years students spend in our care.
At BHCS we measure the impact of our Careers Programme using a number of measures
The Post-16 destinations data shows where our students go after secondary school. The following graph and explanation help us understand how BHCS student destinations compare to other students in Hampshire.
The Youth Analysis Service (YAS) for Hampshire schools and academies provides us with data compiled from Hampshire Caseload Information Services (CCIS) based on the cohort of young people who were recorded as being academically aged Year 11 and in a Hampshire school/academy on 31st July 2021 (last year's Year 11) as follows:
The age to which all young people in England are required to continue in education or training is until at least their 18th Birthday.
This does not mean young people must stay in school. They will able to choose from:
Compared to the whole Hampshire cohort where:
For the last 4 years BHCS has tracked above the Hampshire average % of students moving to RPA situations. It is worth noting the Covid pandemic has resulted in a drop in students moving to RPA situations, the previous 3 years to 2021 were as follows:
2020 BHCS 95.9% Hampshire 94.3%
2019 BHCS 95% Hampshire 94.9%
2018 BHCS 95.5% Hampshire 93.9%
For the class of 2021 55.9% of our RPA students went onto a sixth form college/School (QMC being the most popular) compared to 54.6% in Hampshire and 44.1% went on to a FE College (BCOT being the most popular) compared to 42.5% in Hampshire.
To compare BHCS destinations data nationally you can use the Department for Education's Get Information about Schools service and scrolling down to the 'Percentage in education or employment for at least 2 terms after completing key stage 4' section. For more detailed analysis you can download data via the same service here. It is worth noting there is a two-year lag on this data compared to the local Hampshire data presented above where the year is reflective of the year the Year 11 cohort left BHCS. So in the table below the report date year is reporting on Yr11 students that finished their schooling at BHCS 2 years previously.
|Report Date||Leaving Date||Cohort||Sustained Destination (%)||Education
|6th Form College
|School 6th Form
|No Report Provided by DfE||2018|
*Suppression of destination data
Suppression is applied to the destination data to ensure that individual pupils/students cannot be identified. Suppression is carried out slightly differently from other performance tables measures due to the inclusion of employment data.