University and careers

Boys from King Edward’s go on to the very best universities to study a broad range of subjects and enjoy success in a diversity of careers.

Careers education starts in Year 8, when boys are introduced to careers support within the School and take part in timetabled careers lessons.

Careers events

In Year 11, all boys attend a Careers Day, when Old Edwardians from a range of professions speak to boys about their professions. In addition, a number of industry-specific careers events, talks and networking evenings are organised throughout the year, in which boys from Year 11 upwards can gain advice from Old Edwardians, visiting speakers, and current and former parents working in those industries.

Selection of IB Diploma options

To assist with selecting IB Diploma options, all Year 11 boys and their parents are invited to an evening to discuss subject choices. Boys also attend a morning of presentations from Heads of Departments about what it is like to study their subjects at IB Higher and Standard Level. Boys receive an individual careers interview with a member of staff based on an extensive questionnaire about career interests. At the end of Year 11, all boys undertake at least one week of work experience.

Sixth Form support

In Sixth Form, boys have timetabled careers lessons, as well as attending a UCAS day and a university and gap year fair. There is also a dedicated Head of Oxbridge Admissions to support candidates through the application process for Oxford and Cambridge. Additional support is also provided for boys wishing to apply to university outside the UK.

Old Edwardians Careers Network

A unique source of advice and opportunities are provided through the Old Edwardians Careers Network, through which boys can access work experience, placements or advice from the impressive and extensive list of Old Edwardians.

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