At Southbank, we help to inform our students about their higher education and career options, and help them make the right choices for their futures.
Our highly qualified and experienced Higher Education and Careers team includes three counsellors who have expertise in careers learning and university application processes in the UK, US, Canada, Europe and beyond.
The HEC team is integral to our school’s aims and missions, working alongside the pastoral and academic programme.
University and beyond
Students learn about the world of work through an exciting range of activities, including guest speakers, take-your-child-to-work day and optional work experience placements. They develop their employability and career management skills through workshops and ‘Approaches to Learning’ that are embedded within the MYP curriculum.
To begin the career planning process, students are allocated to one of our Higher Education and Careers Advisors. They meet with their advisor one to one to support their IB Diploma subject choices in the context of any career or university interests and ambitions.
Students have regular one-to-one meetings with our Higher Education and Careers team to discuss courses, careers and universities of interest. Our ‘International University Fair’ and ‘Careers Fair’ are a highlight of the programme.
Bespoke information, guidance and support continues throughout the student’s final year at Southbank. Students continue to meet with our school counsellors to review their higher education and career options, and to process applications. Support includes interview and admissions testing advice, preparation and practice.