HE & Careers
Almost all our pupils go on to higher education, the majority to the most competitive universities in the UK, US and to other global destinations, and thereafter to a wide range of career sectors including finance, the professional services, design, media, enterprise, technology, medicine and science. The College has a long-standing reputation for producing some of the finest actors, musicians, sportsmen and writers in the country.
The Careers teams are based in a purpose-built facility and work together providing the Beyond Dulwich website. Careers education is delivered during Wellbeing lessons and Form tutorials from Year 8 upwards. From Year 10, career profiling underpins the individual Career Guidance available to each boy with our Careers Advisers. Upper School boys receive practical guidance on identifying their long-term aspirations and making informed decisions for their next educational stages including advice as to how degree and degree apprenticeship course choices might influence future careers. The Director of University Admissions runs a series of talks and workshops for parents and boys covering all aspects of the admissions process, from choosing the right course, through to preparing personal statements and interview techniques. Gap Year students are given the same level of support and encouragement through our Gap Year service featuring dozens of Gap employers and over 60 Gap activity providers.
Following GCSEs and through until UCAS application, boys are taught how to identify, research and secure opportunities within career areas of potential interest. They benefit from our Professional Insight programme which draws on links with hundreds of external contacts including Old Alleynians and graduate employers who lend their expertise via advice and opportunities for students. Our professional networking evenings bring together external sector specialists from among our contacts, giving boys with relevant career interests the opportunity to meet and network with the professionals and establish links. Crucially, boys are taught to research and prepare for, utilise and then articulate the relevance of these insights.
The annual Careers and Courses convention brings together representatives from around 25 universities and colleges, and from commerce and industry, providing meetings and seminars with advisers and giving boys and their parents current advice concerning the wealth of opportunities available to them.
Mr Richard Sutton BA
Director of University Admissions
Mr Jonathan Ratnasabapathy MA
Deputy Director of University Admissions
Mrs Catherine Blair
Assistant to the Director of University Admissions
Ms Nicola Stoney BA
Ms Camille Evans PGDip BA