Career Progression

KES offers dedicated careers advice to all Sixth Form students. Each student is encouraged to think carefully about what they will do once they leave school - at the end of between one to three years in the Sixth Form.

Students on two year courses will be encouraged to think seriously about the option of Higher Education and are given considerable support through the UCAS application process - including advice on student finance and funding.  With the help of staff, students will start to complete their applications in the summer term, ready to send off by the end of September. The school is fortunate to benefit from a well-established association with the University of Cambridge and liaises closely with the University of Essex and Anglia Ruskin University. Each year around 80% of students apply to university and in recent years, everybody who has applied to university has secured a place. In recent years students have been increasingly successful with applications to Russell Group Universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Students looking to leave the Sixth Form and enter employment are given advice on writing letters of application, CVs and preparing for interviews. They attend interview days to help prepare them for the process of applying for jobs, and work experience placements are also set up to further enhance their CVs.