Our Careers Department provides support to pupils, helping to shape their ambitions for the future and prepare them for life beyond the School.
The members of our dedicated Careers Team offer a wealth of insight and expertise to help encourage and guide pupils to make informed choices during key moments in their school career.
Pupils receive bespoke guidance with a focus on the aspirations of each individual, whatever their chosen future path. Whether applying to Oxbridge and other internationally renowned universities, taking on an apprenticeship, heading into employment or taking a gap year, we are here to guide each and every one of our leavers.
UCAS advisers work with senior pupils to support them through the university application process, offering advice and providing the tools to help each individual make the correct decision for themselves. Specific programmes are offered for those applying to Oxford and Cambridge, or to study Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Dentistry, while our team provide preparation and practice for interviews.
Pupils choosing to delay their application to university to partake in a gap year are also supported throughout their application process.
On average, each year more than 90% of our S6 leavers enroll in universities across the UK and USA, studying a breadth of subjects from Finance, Business and Management, Medicine and Dentistry, to Law and Engineering. A large number of pupils also choose to attend university upon the completion of a gap year.
A record number of our pupils were accepted to attend Oxford and Cambridge universities in 2020, with seven of our Sixth Year leavers going on to study at these prestigious academic institutions and a further three joining them in summer 2021.
The most popular destinations for High School leavers are Edinburgh and Glasgow University, with more than 330 former pupils of the School having gone on to study at these institutions over the past decade. St Andrew's University, recently ranked as the top university in the UK in the Sunday Times Good University Guide, is also popular amongst High School leavers, with more than 100 pupils having gone on to study there over the last 10 years.