University admissions and Careers

University admissions and Careers

The Higher Education and Careers Department advises pupils from Year 7 onwards on career choices and selecting a pathway for higher education and employment.

The department hosts regular talks from visiting speakers as well as an annual Careers Convention in November where pupils and parents can talk to professionals from architects to vets.

March sees our National Careers Week with career panels, form time sessions and other careers-related activities. There is dedicated careers time for Year 9 pupils during the year and Year 10 pupils have the opportunity to take part in a careers guidance programme to help them focus on A Level choices and beyond.

All Year 11 pupils take part in work experience for one fortnight and all pupils can have one-to-one sessions with our Careers Adviser.

Sixth Form pupils have the opportunity to take part in group careers sessions and are sent monthly career emails showcasing interesting articles and opportunities.

Parents and pupils are invited to the Higher Education Forum at the start of the university application process where a panel of experts speak and are available to answer questions.

Pupils also participate in an annual mock interview scheme with selected professionals which helps them to develop interview skills for life beyond Exeter School.