The Careers department is staffed by an experienced Careers and Higher Education Advisor working very closely with the Head of Sixth Form. Students receive guidance in every aspect of the university selection and application process. The school also has close links with Education USA in Riyadh who provide additional classes for students applying to the USA.
The careers programme starts in Yr 8 as students begin to look at their skills and interests .At the beginning of year 9 all students and their parents meet with the Careers Advisor to discuss the best way forward for the selection of the IGCSE subjects. The Sixth Form students have Careers Days, University Information Evenings, mock interviews, work experience and workshops on every aspect of applying to university.
All students in the senior school receive careers advice, information on how to utilise their skills, how to research suitable courses or universities and background information on careers and life styles through the PSHE course. Psychometric tests, some as part of the course and some as optional extras are available for all students.
The Careers Office is manned every break and lunch time and students are encouraged to call in to discuss any aspect of their course or future prospects. Parents are also welcome to make an appointment and call into the office to discuss their son or daughter’s current programme or transition to another school or university.
The Sixth Form opened in 2009 and from the four graduating classes, students have already achieved places at 5 of the top 10 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2013-2014).
The students have selected a varied range of courses to study including Medicine, Economics, Aeronautical Engineering, International Relations, Art and Journalism.
The majority of our students apply to the UK, however a number of students have chosen to study in a wide range of countries that includes the USA, Ireland, Australia, Pakistan, Bahrain, Hong Kong, UAE, Canada and Saudi Arabia.