Careers Counselling

The Senior School is a member of Unifrog, a careers search engine which has many useful resources and university preparation guidance tools for English taught university courses all over the world. Students have access to this platform with their school email account and use the resources from Year 9 onwards.

The Unifrog platform offers students information about Undergraduate and Summer Scholarship opportunities in the USA, UK, Canada and Europe, the tools to compare universities and degree options, personality Profile and Interests Profile quizzes and guidance videos, including topics such as the Personal Statement, University Interviews, Oxbridge Applications and CV writing.

In the Senior School, in addition to the support given by Unifrog, students are guided to choose their IGCSEs as well as make their A Level choices through a series of presentations, careers workshops and one to one interviews enabling them to make informed choices for their future.

There is a careers evening in December, when different professionals as well as university representatives are available to guide students and parents directly. There is also a presentation by the Head of Year, Head of Sixth Form and the Guidance Counsellor to both students and parents about the available options and the process of choosing IGCSE and A Level choices.

Throughout the year students are invited to attend a variety of educational fairs from different universities and countries webinars on a wide range of skills including, Employability skills, 21st-century skills, Business Skills, subject-related topics as well as careers specific topics.

During the university application process in Years 12 and 13, the Guidance Counsellor, as well as the Head of Sixth Form, are available to assist students with their applications throughout the process. Once students are invited for interviews by universities, mock interviews are scheduled on site to help prepare students for their interviews.

A range of Key Stage, IGCSE and A Level booklets, as well as a Guidebook "Entry to Sixth Form" are provided to students including subject-specific booklets such as Medicine, Law and Engineering. Different types of guidance are provided to students on how to make the best choices possible, as it is important that students choose the right subjects as well as the most suitable university for their career.

Students as well as parents are given individual attention, guidance, and support throughout their time at The Senior School.