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Careers and Higher Education

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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


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. 

It is worth following the department Twitter accounts @FelstedCHE and @Enterprise_Fels for up to date careers and opportunities.

Transition to Higher Education - Guide for Parents

Applying to American Universities - Guide for Parents

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.


External Resources

Work Experience & Careers Days offers students the chance to experience a career that may be of interest and give them an honest insight.

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High Performance

The High Performance Podcast brings you an intimate glimpse into the lives of high-achieving, world-class performers 

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Careers Planner

This planner will guide you through the big, exciting decisions you will make about your future over two years at Sixth Form.

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The Careers Advice Team

A dedicated team of experienced members of staff make up the Careers Advice Team, each with a different focus of specialty.

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