Careers and University Guidance

Careers Guidance

St. Andrews students enjoy every opportunity to achieve future educational and life success driven by their aspirations, via our structured programme of Careers Counselling. Parent forums and information sessions are held alongside ongoing advice and guidance from our university and careers counselling team, who work to ensure that the university and course selected are the most suitable for a student’s chosen path. The team also has considerable experience in supporting applications to educational institutions all over the world.

The Careers Curriculum:

Careers lessons are offered to students from Year 10 onwards. In Year 10, students undertake the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory to assess the type of work environment that will best suit them. They also undertake skills audits to assess their competencies and put plans in place to develop these over the coming years prior to making applications to Higher Education or the workplace, They learn how to create written CVs and video resumes, and then practice interview skills which are put to practice in mock interviews ahead of their work experience in Term 3.

Careers beyond the classroom:

We regularly welcome visits from universities admissions teams during Careers time. We have welcomed visitors from universities in Thailand, Singapore, Australia, UK, USA, Canada and the Netherlands. Students enjoy a trip to the Bangkok University Expo in November at Siam Paragon and every two years we host a university fair here at the St Andrews Campus. In addition to visits from university admissions teams, we welcome visitors from various companies. Most recently, we welcomed a representative from tech giant INTEL, who shared their career and apprenticeship opportunities. As well as student talks, we offer information sessions to parents on Unifrog; the schools careers platform; future university destinations, and the university application process.

 

University Guidance

Graduating students have been accepted year on year into leading universities around the world including the United Kingdom, America, Canada, Australia, Holland and Thailand to complete their tertiary education, with St. Andrews proving to be an excellent launch pad for further learning and a successful chosen career.

The guidance offered by the Careers Guidance department is exceptionally thorough to ensure future success for every child. These include:

  • Guidance through the application process, offering bespoke 1:1 sessions during lunchtimes and before and after school
  • Students in Year 12 receive special training in writing the Personal Statement and letters of motivation
  • SAT prep sessions are timetabled for Year 12 students. St Andrews, Green Valley offers SAT testing sessions in October and March
  • Common application essay guidance is on offer and supervision of the common application process
  • Guidance and support with Oxbridge applications
  • Registration and administration of additional testing in school for BMAT and other university entrance tests
  • A weekly aspiring medics extension session to those planning on making medical applications
  • Students receive support in making applications to a range of institutions in a wide range of countries, including but not limited to USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Thailand, Singapore, Korea and Australia

 

Over the years many of our graduates have been accepted into the Top 50 World Universities ranked by the Times Higher Education. These include:

   University College, London

   King’s College, London

   Imperial College, London

   University of British Colombia

   University of Toronto

   University of Melbourne

   University of Hong Kong

   University of Amsterdam

   University of Bristol

   University of Edinburgh

   University of Groningen

   National University of Singapore

   Leiden University

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