Careers and Higher Education
In conjunction with tutors, the staff of the Careers Department prepare Oakhamians for life after school by running courses for specific year groups, organising suitable events and encouraging in our pupils independence of thought and action. Although the majority of pupils from the school apply to a university, no young person should feel they are on a ‘conveyor belt’, and the processes of discernment and decision-making are nurtured in many different contexts of school life. Relevant information concerning careers provision can be found in these pages, as well as the parent portal. The school is a member of the Independent Schools Careers Organisation (ISCO).
The Department is located on the ground floor of the main Smallbone Library which also houses an extensive Careers section; this may be consulted most easily on Saturday afternoons during term time, or at other times when not being used for lessons. Those who wish to make use of the careers resources in the library, or are uncertain who to contact, should contact the Administrator in the first instance.
Yale Fellowship 2013-14
This year's Yale Fellow is Michelle Taylor, who is an English major. Among other academic duties, she will be working in the Careers Department to provide instruction for the SAT Test*, and to help with the North American university application procedure.
* The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standard test for college admissions in the United States
|Previous American Fellows at Oakham School
You can read more on the Annual Careers and Higher Education Lecture page.
|Mrs Pippa Gibbs
||Head of Careers and Higher Education
|Mr Roger Williams
||Head of Upper School and Oxbridge
|Mrs Lesley Asher-Roche
||Assistant Head of Upper School and UCAS Apply
|Ms Rebecca Myatt
||Work Experience Officer
|Dr Andrew Nicoll
||Clinical Course Applications
|Mrs Christine Neale