We encourage students to think about their post Sixth Form career from a very early stage. Lectures, briefings and Open Day visits are arranged for Lower Sixth students and the school computer network contains software and resources dedicated to career choices and information. Applications for university are prepared in close consultation with the student's personal tutor, and the Head of Sixth Form, who is an expert in the field of Higher Education.
We are particularly proud of our detailed and supportive references for university entrance, which ensure that every one of our students is represented in the most positive and detailed manner. KGS references include input not only from teachers, but also from employers, sports coaches, youth leaders, and any other adults with whom a student has had contact. University admissions tutors, faced with thousands of applications in some popular subjects, are increasingly reliant upon these references for the decisions, and KGS students are unusually well represented by their school.
We closely monitor the progress of every student's application through the long and complex offer and acceptance procedure up to and beyond the publication of A-level results in the August after leaving school. At that time, a full time counselling and advice service is provided by the Head of Sixth Form and other senior staff, enabling students to make the most of their results.
Through the Head of Sixth Form, we also provide careers advice and references for former students seeking employment after university or wishing to re-apply to university after leaving school.
In all aspects of careers guidance in the Sixth Form, advice is personal and familiar. The Head of Sixth Form is available at all times both during and outside school hours and is in a position to advise students on the basis of detailed personal knowledge of a student's abilities, aptitudes and interests.
The school also enjoys the support and expertise of an independent careers adviser, who provides interviews, information and guidance on his regular visits to school.