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Given our aim to foster in our pupils the confidence, curiosity, independence and wisdom to succeed in the next stages of their lives, we place a lot of emphasis on providing career support for Freemen’s pupils.

Discover Careers

Students have access to extensive resources in the Careers Room, as well as to the careers staff who provide advice to year groups, small groups and individuals. There are numerous events throughout the year including the Careers, Education and Gap Convention, the biannual Careers Taster Day, and City of London careers events. In addition, a number of visiting speakers in specific career areas come into the School for year group assemblies and for half-termly lunchtime talks which are open to Lower 4 – Upper 6 pupils (Year 9 – Year 13).

Explore Careers: Senior School 

The programme for careers in tutor periods:

Upper 4 (Year 9) - Main Themes

  • Self-awareness
  • Opportunity awareness & Employability skills
  • Decision making - important for GCSE choices
  • Digital Footprints
  • Study skills
  • Morrisby Aspirations online tests

Careers Taster Day in June for U4 & L5 Careers Education.

Lower 5 (Year 10) - Main Themes

  • Self-awareness
  • Opportunity awareness & Employability skills
  • Digital Footprints
  • Study skills
  • Thinking about work experience
  • Preparing for Cambridge Occupational Analysis tests

Careers Taster Day in June for U4 & L5 and the Careers Education.

Upper 5 (Year 11) - Main Themes

Morrisby psychometric online tests.

Full report for each pupil with results and suggested A level choices, Degrees/Apprenticships and career areas to research.

One to one interview in autumn term of U5 with tutors;

  • Setting SMART targets
  • Career choices & & Employability skills
  • Making A level choices
  • Study/Revision skills

Sixth Form 

Advice is given to pupils in Upper 5 on their choice of A Level options. In the Lower 6, students are guided through the process of choosing an appropriate pathway post A Level and completing higher education, apprenticeship or job applications. There is targeted help for students aspiring to Oxford or Cambridge and for future medics, dentists and vets.

Students are invited to our lunchtime careers talks and City of London careers events.

Lower 6

Autumn Term

  • Students update Morrisby careers profiles.
  • Careers, Education and Gap Convention.
  • Launch of work experience cycle and CV writing.

Spring Term

  • Launch of new application cycle for Higher Education and Apprenticeships.
  • Use of Unifrog website to refine options for post A Level courses.
  • Cambridge University presentation.

Summer Term

  • UCAS Day including seminar from a prestigious University on making a competitive application.
  • Students are able to attend open days, taster courses and masterclasses.
  • Students complete a week of work experience by the end of the Summer.

Upper 6

Autumn Term

  • Tutorial support given for the completion of applications.
  • Internal mock-interviews.

Pre-admissions tests and work submission for Oxbridge applicants.

  • Careers, Education and Gap Convention.

Oxbridge Interviews.

Spring and Summer Term

  • Talks from Old Frees about coping with life beyond School.


  • A Level results with staff on hand to give comprehensive support for those needing advice and help through Clearing and Adjustment.

Latest Career News 

Careers, Education and Gap Convention

Every Autumn the City of London Freemen’s School runs a Careers, Education and Gap Convention (CEG), giving pupils from the School and the local area the opportunity to discuss their future.

The convention provides pupils and parents with a chance to talk to a wide range of professionals from a wide range of careers, representatives from educational establishments, apprenticeships and gap year providers about their future educational and career paths. In previous years we have secured exhibitors including many Russell Group Universities and companies such as; Aldi, Atkins, ExxonMobile, EY (Ernst & Young), PwC and Thales Group.

The CEG is a ‘market-place’ format – pupils and parents approach stalls and stands for advice and       information. If you would like to attend the conference, please email and we will send you further details.

Insight Careers Taster Day

During the Careers taster Day, pupils discover what is really involved in being an engineer, working in creative media production or even what it is like to work in the City. 

Inside Knowledge’s Careers ‘Taster’ Workshops provide a unique opportunity to obtain in-depth insight into a chosen career.  Throughout the day, members of the team clarify everything; explain what you would do each day. This gives a taste of the different aspects of the subject, which should help the pupils to make a decision about the right career path.

Past career areas include were:

  • Business & Management
  • Creative Media Production
  • City & Financial Markets
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Film & TV
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Medicine & Medical options
  • Performing Arts
  • PR, Marketing & Social New Media
  • Journalism
  • Accountancy
  • Financial Services

Pupil feedback:

I found the workshops very enjoyable & they gave you a different perspective of jobs

They helped me decide what career path I want to take

Fun, exciting group work & presentations

They were very good – I would do them all again

I learnt a lot about an option which I had not considered in the past