Welcome to Cardinal Heenan's careers guidance pages.  The objective of the Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) team is to ensure each student is given the information and support needed to successfully continue their personal and career development having completed their studies with us.

We all have a role to play in a young person's development and this section is designed to support parents/carers, teachers and students.

While we cannot guarantee a perfect destination pathway for all our students we aim to provide them with the information and knowledge they will need to allow them to make informed decisions with confidence and understanding.

One of the ways we help with this is via our annual industry day event which gives students in Year 8 and 11 the opportunity to meet and question employers and employees to help them to decide their future career/ study path.  The world is awash with opportunity but research is vital when planning for the future.

College or Sixth Form, Travelling, University or Apprenticeship?

The answer will very much depend on the individual with the individual responsible for making each key decision.

You can use our future planning chart to help you decide what options are suitable for you:

Medical School

If you are interested in a career in medicine, you should read this guide to applying to medical school, from a final year student at the University of Liverpool:

Key Stages 3 & 4

At Cardinal Heenan, we offer opportunities for students to take part in work-related learning. Work-related learning is defined as planned activity that uses the context of work to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding useful in work.

We hope you find this information helpful and welcome any feedback. You can contact us via

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Psalm 150:6

Word of the Week

Deficiency (noun)

Subject which uses this term: Biology

Meaning: A lack or shortage of something.

For example: "The blood test revealed she had a deficiency in vitamin C."

Thought for the Week


"Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people."

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