In Key Stage 4 (KS4) students receive advice on their A-Level options from a university perspective and students and parents are invited to Higher Education Information Evenings. This is in addition to their KS4 Careers input through their PSHE programme. The Higher Education Programme begins in earnest in Year 12 when students receive weekly timetabled Higher Ed. lessons and are provided with opportunities throughout the year to meet with admissions tutors from the UK, US, Australia and Canada. It is worth noting that the vast majority of our visitors come from UK universities in line with the majority of demand amongst our students. We offer Information Evenings to students and parents on various topics regarding Higher Education during Term 2 and invite each student to have 1:1 meetings throughout their time in Sixth Form. Parents are also welcome to contact us to arrange meetings and gain support and advice. We have a full-time Guidance Counsellor as well as a full-time Higher Education Support Assistant who work together with the Head of Higher Education to ensure that all of our students are well-supported throughout the process. Tutors are on hand throughout the year to offer further guidance and support. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to make an appointment with one of the team.
In addition to visiting admissions tutors from the world’s leading universities, we also have guest university lecturers and professors visiting the school to conduct lectures, group discussions and meetings which are open to all students and further aid our students in making more informed choices. There are also a number of higher education fairs held in Kuala Lumpur which are attended by world-leading universities which we promote and encourage our students to attend.
We currently have students at universities in 16 countries worldwide
We are able to assist with the diverse nature of university application processes in different countries. Following their AS exams, Year 12 students take part in a focused period of Higher Education and Careers Workshops focusing on the nuts and bolts of the application process. They return after the summer into Year 13 ready to make their final decisions and prepare their applications. At this stage, Higher Education support becomes much more individualised as each student embarks on their own personal journey into furthering their education. We support each student in all of their applications and continue to monitor their offers and academic progress in meeting these offers throughout the year. Once all applications have been submitted, the focus turns to preparing our students for the transition into Higher Education, from academic expectations, to managing the emotions involved with change, to basic cooking skills and self-defence classes.
In the Sixth Form, we continue to build on the careers programme developed in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. At the end of Year 10, students are encouraged to take the Futurewise profiling test and interview, resulting in a profile which matches their particular skill sets and individual dispositions suitable for various careers.
As well as their profile, students receive membership to the Futurewise service run by ISCO (Independent Schools Careers Organisation). This membership lasts until their 23rd birthday (i.e. until they finish university) and gives them an online space in which to explore careers and higher education and to build their CV and applications, as well as offering access to a wide range of relevant resources and support.
We have a direct link to ISCO's Regional Careers Adviser who visits the school and is available to give further careers guidance and counseling. New students to school are provided the opportunity of taking this test should they wish to do so.
As we enjoy excellent and well established links with the local business community, we encourage and support our students pursuing work experience and encourage participation in this activity.
During the academic year, students in Key Stages 3 and 4 participate in Careers Days. In Sixth Form, a thorough programme is delivered every week where students work on research skills, course searches and maintain their CV and personal details. We encourage self-evaluation and target setting and through presentations and workshops enable students to write their Personal Statements.
As work experience is recognised and encouraged by both employers and Higher Education institutes, we encourage our students to participate as fully as possible. Further opportunities for work related learning that students are able to pursue independently are prominently advertised in Student Notices, HIgher Education GoogleSite and the Sixth Form Centre, and student applications to such opportunities are fully supported by the school.
When students join the school they and their parents will have access to Frog Virtual Learning Platform which includes full access to the Careers & Higher Education section containing many supporting resources.
In addition, students and parents may find the following links helpful.