After Mount House School

CAREERS AND FURTHER EDUCATION

Gone are the days when a school Careers Department (if there was one) consisted of a list offering just a handful of options. Nowadays everything is possible – from architect to zoologist!

STARTING YOUNG

At Mount House careers education is introduced via the PSCHE programme in Years 7 and 8, with increasing focus from Year 9. There are many links between the careers and other school departments as we find it effective to integrate careers guidance early.

INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

Although most students go on to university, they have access to a wide range of relevant, up-to-date information about all the possibilities available to them after leaving. We help them decide which options to pursue, identify the qualifications they need and how to take their first steps towards their chosen careers.

PERSONALISED CAREER PLANNING

The school is a member of Inspiring Futures and we use its effective Futurewise programme, a planning and advisory service for 15-23 year olds.

All Year 10 pupils (unless parents opt out) sit the Morrisby Profile psychometric test in June and the Inspiring Futures team lead a feedback session at the start of Year 11. Members of the Inspiring Futures team follow this up with individual interviews to explore possible career paths.

WORK PLACEMENT

WORK PLACEMENTS AND PRACTICAL SUPPORT

The Careers Department holds an annual Careers Convention in the summer term where teachers, contacts from the world of business and willing parents help Year 10 and Sixth Form pupils with possible career choices. Upper Sixth students also receive a great deal of support with mock university interviews.

The department has strong links with organisations willing to take students on work experience and we expect all Year 11 pupils to do a week’s placement after their GCSEs or possibly during the Lower Sixth year.

WOMEN OF THE FUTURE

Each June some lucky pupils get the chance to mingle with political and business leaders, entrepreneurs and champions of change at the exciting Women of the Future Summit. We actively nurture connections with many people and organisations who can offer advice, inspiration and opportunities for our students.

Whatever their year, we’re always here to help students and actively guide them in the most appropriate direction. So, architect or zoologist, or anything in between – the sky’s the limit!

FURTHER ADVICE

We’ve put together some handy information sheets to help with post-school planning.

  • Applying to University
  • Key Dates in the UCAS Application Process
  • The UCAS Process
  • Student Finance
  • To Gap or Not To Gap?

To receive a copy please contact our Head of Sixth Form, mccormickc@mounthouse.org.uk.

 

How to find us

Mount House School
Camlet Way, Hadley Wood
Herts EN4 0NJ

Mount House

Entrance Examinations

Entrance exams for September 2020 places will be held on January 6th 2020.

Register for your place here as soon as possible.