Head Boy, Henry Barker achieved four A*s in Economics, Maths, Further Maths and Psychology plus an A* in his EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), securing his place to read Computer Science at Durham University.
Careers and Higher Education
The Felsted Professional Guidance Department provides clear, appropriate and individual advice, information, support and guidance to students so that they can make informed choices as they progress through the school.
We identify 4 pathway routes for them to research and advise them to prepare for two of them to keep options open.
- UK University
- International University
- Degree Apprenticeship
- Direct Workplace entry
The L6 Career Talk was a good morning. I am extremely glad we attended to find out what’s on offer and what the girls need to do. You made what could have been a very dry subject, an entertaining and informative one. Thank you
In addition to a student weekly drop in clinic on a Friday from 4pm until 6.30pm, parents are invited to presentations and information evenings. Individual appointments with members of the Professional Guidance Department are also available for parents and students to discuss university & career options.
All Lower Sixth attend a UCAS fair and a Careers Day where they learn about the options available including CV writing, interview techniques etc. Pupils are also encouraged to attend Felsted Network evenings, of which there are several throughout the year, focusing on different industries hosted by parents or former Felstedians in the relevant field.
We advise students to attend Open Days in the school holidays as much as possible to avoid missing important lesson time.
All pupils have support with their applications and every UCAS entry is checked by the Director of Professional Guidance before submission.
Careers education done differently
The MYPATH YouTube page features short, engaging careers videos to be shared with students and staff. This channel hosts the 'Job Of The Week' resource, the 'Maths, Why Bother?' resource and the new 'Employability Skills, What Do You Mean?' resource amongst others!
The High Performance Podcast
The High Performance Podcast brings you an intimate glimpse into the lives of high-achieving, world-class performers who have all excelled in their field with first-hand experiences and lessons to share. Find out what non-negotiable behaviours they employed to get them to the top and keep them there.
Which? Activity Careers Planner
This planner will guide you through the big, exciting decisions you will make about your future over two years at Sixth Form and help set you on tge path to a bigger and brighter future.
The Careers Advice Team
A dedicated team of five experienced members of staff make up the Careers Advice Team, each with a different focus of specialty.
The level of careers support the students get from the school is truly remarkable and we have impressed on our girls how important it is to use the resources at their disposal and listen to the advice on offer.