Emma Aubury, Head of Higher Education
“In the Careers Department, we seek to provide personalised careers and higher education advice to all pupils, to help them achieve outcomes that maximise their potential and make them happy. We actively support them through their A Level choices, university, apprenticeship and work experience applications, equipping them with the skills they need to take advantage of all of the opportunities available to them at 18 and throughout their careers.”
Oundelians gain Oxbridge offers
Oundelians choose overseas university destinations
On average, 75% of leavers go on to Russell Group Universities.
pupils apply for STEM subjects on average each year.
The Careers department is staffed by two full-time dedicated advisors, as well as teaching staff. It offers comprehensive preparation for admissions to overseas universities in the United States and elsewhere, as well as separate streams for both Oxbridge applications and Medical applications.
The department runs an ‘Options After Oundle’ session and a ‘UCAS Day’ in the Lower Sixth, which provide guidance about UK and overseas universities and apprenticeships, as well as detailed advice on making UCAS applications. Details of academic and career development opportunities for Fifth and Sixth Form pupils are regularly sent to pupils. Session on CV writing, work experience and choosing A levels are also offered.
Sixth Form option choices
Finding work experience
CV writing and interview practice
Choosing degree courses
Overseas university applications
The eastern side of the Cloisters was built in 1763 and 1799 as accommodation for the Headmaster and pupils. The “Names of Pupils 1799” were inscribed in stone alongside the foundation stone. In 1880, plans by Mr Joseph Gwilt were begun to build the Cloisters, comprising a range of buildings forming a quadrangle with the original Old School House, and adding classrooms, a large hall, a library, museum and laboratory.