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University & Careers

Stonar’s Careers Centre is run by Mr Anthony Curtis, Head of Careers, supported by highly experienced teaching staff. 

The Centre provides access for pupils throughout the Senior School to a comprehensive range of on-line careers and higher education guides. This includes over 200 resources covering a wealth of up to date career opportunities, E-clips on-line (careers advice to Year 10-13 pupils); KUDOS (all Year 11 pupils) and ISCO (the Independent School Careers Organisation) for all Year 10-13 pupils.

In addition to the PCs in the Careers Office, our resources can also be accessed on-line and in the Student Resources area of the School intranet. An extensive programme of Careers Talks with guest speakers is followed throughout the year.

Senior School General Careers Programme:

Advice and guidance on A-level subject choices and University course selection

Advice and guidance on GCSE and A-level subject choices is offered from Year 9 upwards to all pupils, both as an integral part of the tutor programme and through one to one meetings with personal tutors.  In addition, a programme of careers talks are provided by expert speakers in their chosen field, covering a wide range of career pathways, and pupils are able to discuss their career plans with speakers after all events.

  • Year 11 pupils have individual sessions on Kudos to examine career interests and abilities. Mentoring sessions take place with senior staff on progress and A level choice.
  • In Year 10, pupils join ISCO Independent Schools Careers Organisation. Sessions are held on making choices and the Careers Centre is available for personal research.
  • Year 9 pupils receive guidance on GCSE option choice both in groups and individually.
  • Year 7 and 8 pupils visit the Careers Centre for group sessions to discuss skills and how to improve them.
  • Advice and guidance on taking a GAP year - Careers evenings are provided to all senior school pupils on taking a GAP year, and these involve established partnerships with approved GAP year providers (e.g., The Leap, Gap 360). Pupils are also given opportunities to attend GAP year fairs held at University campuses.

Our pupils progress to their first choice among excellent universities and popular courses of study. They choose a surprisingly wide range of destinations because they are confident about the course they want and they have developed a genuine interest in their studies. 

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