Making decisions about future pathways
At the very beginning of a student's journey to university, there should be a considered research and decision-making process.
Our Exams & Careers Coordinator plays an important role in guiding them through this and signposting the important factors they should consider when making their decision. For example, does the student have a firm understanding of how their degree of choice is taught at their potential university destination, what they will learn and how the style of teaching differs from a university elsewhere?
Often university ranking plays a leading role in the decision making process for students. In reality, there will be a number of criteria which shape the university experience. Our Exams & Careers Coordinator encourages students to be aware of the diversity of choice available to them. They also help students to understand the locations of their potential universities and what it would be like to live and study there, helping them to choose a location based on knowledge rather than assumption.
Understanding the application system
It is not uncommon for our students to apply to a selection of universities in numerous countries. Popular destinations include anywhere from the UK, America, and Europe. This ideally gives students a number of options when it comes to choosing their university destination, but it also requires them to navigate a variety of application systems for which the requirements and structure may vary significantly between countries.
As well as providing a new challenge to students, the application process is often unfamiliar to families too. The Exams & Careers Coordinator plays a key part in guiding students and parents through this. They have experience and knowledge of international application processes and are equipped to steer students through this system, ensuring that they are prepared rather than overwhelmed by the challenge.