University Guidance

Careers and university guidance is an integral part of student development at Harrow Bangkok. The department strives to inspire students with a positive attitude and to raise careers aspirations.

In Shell (Year 9), students complete an online Futurewise careers profile to determine their interests, skills and values for different career themes.

The Futurewise programme continues in the Fifth Form (Year 11) where they build a more in-depth, psychometric career profile which offers detailed analysis and subject and career suggestions followed by a one-to-one meeting with a Futurewise advisor.

Throughout Remove (Year 10) and Fifth Form, students will complete the Harrow Careers Programme through Futures lessons where students follow a comprehensive curriculum exploring different careers fields, the changing world of work, employability and transferable skills.

Harrow students receive substantial guidance and support in choosing their IGCSE and A Level subjects at the key decision points in Shell (Year 9) and Fifth Form (Year 11).

During Fifth Form, all students take part in the Harrow Work Experience Programme where they will complete one week of work experience in a company in Bangkok. Through the programme, students also gain skills in writing CVs, applying for jobs and job interviews.

Nearly all Harrow Bangkok students move on to university with most attending their first choice universities. The majority of our students pursue higher education in the UK, however, a large number of students apply to other global destinations. We offer advice and individual support on all major destinations from the UK and worldwide.

The Sixth Form Careers and University Guidance Programme includes a comprehensive structure over two years, exploring options and developing skills in Year 12 and moving on to focused support in Year 13.

Support for IELTS, SAT preparation and the Extended Project Qualification is also offered to students. Students have access to a range of resources through the Careers and University Guidance Library, our online resource hub on Dashboard, and Bridge-U, an online application research platform.

A key strength of our programme is the access to university lecturers and admissions representatives that Harrow Bangkok students have. We have many worldwide universities visit us ensuring that our students receive the most up to date, focused information.

The Careers and University Guidance Department, along with the Sixth Form Team, has an open door policy. All students receive a one-to-one careers interview in Year 12 to formulate their individual action plan. Drop-in clinics are offered for students to receive help on university choices, writing personal statements and personal essays. There are bespoke workshops and the Next Steps Programme at the end of Year 12. We are confident that the personalized support and advice available in our Sixth Form means there should be no need to seek help elsewhere.