Higher Education & Careers

Mount House has a dedicated Careers professional offering individual support and guidance throughout the Sixth Form, working together with students to prepare them for work experience applications and internships.  Practice interviews and coaching are offered to all students required to attend interviews for any application process.

Preparing for University

Education at school is all about enabling students to take the next step – to attend their chosen university and pursue the career of their dreams.

The Head of Sixth Form and tutors support individual students throughout their application process as they choose a university, write compelling personal statements and prepare for interviews. We work closely with the prestigious Russell group of universities and Oxbridge colleges.

Our Head of Sixth Form also has detailed knowledge to support arrangements relating to applications for American universities and leading universities throughout Europe. Intellectual discussion and debate are encouraged to increase student enthusiasm for their subjects. They will be introduced to new topics and the most up-to-date thinking in their proposed area of specialism to support their applications. Experienced tutors are on hand to support all university applications, whether it be Law at Imperial College London, Business Studies at Nottingham or Textiles at Loughborough.

Visits to Higher Education Fairs are arranged, and we work on a timetable of open events with leading universities. We also arrange visits and meetings with admissions tutors and lecturers from leading universities, and invite back former pupils to speak about their careers and studies.

Personalised Career Planning

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 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.

Our Head of Sixth Form, Mr McCormick, runs a range of courses for the Sixth Form including:

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

Unifrog

In keeping with our commitment to provide students with outstanding careers guidance and tailored university application support when choosing their next step after school, we are excited to inform you that our Unifrog platform is live for Sixth Formers and Middle School from June 2021.

Unifrog brings into one place every apprenticeship and university course in the UK, including every college at Oxford and Cambridge. This makes it easy for students to compare and choose the best university courses, apprenticeships or further education courses for them. They can also explore opportunities further afield by looking at English taught programmes in Europe in addition to the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Unifrog can help students construct their Personal Statements, and for those applying in the United States, their Common Application essays. In addition, the platform allows students to investigate career opportunities, such as MOOCs and School Leaver Programmes. Unifrog makes it easy for students write their CVs and record their key skills and allows for teacher feedback.

You’re very helped and guided at every stage of the process

Claire