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Careers Education and Guidance

Our division is designed to support students in choosing and achieving their future career aspirations. For some of the students the choice will be very straight forward. They will be clear about their career goals from a relatively early age and that will determine at least some of their subject choices. However for many of students that is not the case. A significant number will leave school not being clear about what specific career they wish to pursue. We do not see that as a problem. What we do want is for them to be going to university to pursue a subject about which they care for.

Career decisions often fall into place at this later stage. We are mindful a career choice has to be the student’s choice and not what their teacher or what their parents might want. The careers programme is under constant review. If parents feel they can support it in any way please let us know and we would welcome your thoughts. Our aim is to provide students with a wealth of information about career opportunities and subject options.

The students are constantly kept informed of events related to university entrance requirements and deadlines. They are encouraged to attend a variety of open days and university fairs. There will be university representative visiting the school during the terms.

The students are encouraged to consult university prospectuses and websites, and to make full use of the material available to them in the secondary library and Sixth Form office. There is information from global universities, including selection criteria. The students need to be aware that universities are constantly updating information on their websites and of their deadlines. They are also given the opportunity to consult with Mrs. Sara Prince, Careers Education and Guidance Counsellor, to discuss their aspirations and university choices. To arrange an appointment or gain information and advice please email sara.prince@dohabritishschool.com

Careers Education and Guidance - Year Groups

Each year group has specific career and education guidance tailored to accommodate the needs of students. Our aim is to ensure our students are aware of all the opportunities available to them and therefore able to make informative decisions about their future.

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

Careers Education and Guidance - Assessments

All students are assessed through psychometric tests to determine their personality types. This will help to narrow down the careers they would be best suited to, and the subjects they should pursue to support that journey.

The assessments we provide are:

Fast Tomato

UCAS Buzz Test

16 Personalities Test (Myer-Briggs)

Please click on the above links if you wish to have more information about these tests.

Careers Education and Guidance – University Applications and Requirements

If you would like more information on how to apply to Universities, please click here.

Higher Education - Useful Links

UCAS – UK Universities Application System – http://www.ucas.com

UAC – Australian & New Zealand Universities Application System - http://www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/admission/who-can-apply.shtml

US – US Universities Application System – www.commonapp.org/

Ontario Universities’ Application Centre – https://www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-105/

Qatar Foundation – https://www.qf.org.qa/

Doha British Council - http://www.britishcouncil.qa/en

US Embassy Education Service - https://educationusa.state.gov/centers/us-embassy-doha

UK Education Service - http://www.educationuk.org/global/

Study in Europe – http://ec.europa.eu/education/study-in-europe_en

Top universities worldwide - http://www.topuniversities.com/

University Rankings - https://www.timeshighereducation.com/

Qatar Skills Academy – http://www.qatarskillsacademy.com/

SAT/ACT Testing Body Qatar - http://www.princetonreviewme.com/

Course and university search – https://www.ukcoursefinder.com/

For British students wanting to study in the USA – http://www.fulbright.co.uk/

Student register for SAT for US - https://www.collegeboard.org/

College Courses and Careers in Canada - http://www.schoolfinder.com/

Top academic institutions in Canada - http://www.educanada.ca/index.aspx?lang=eng

Higher Education in Australia and New Zealand - http://www.studyoptions.com/

Studying in South Africa - http://www.studysa.co.za/

Courses Worldwide - http://www.bachelorsportal.eu/countries/

Neuvoo Job Search http://www.neuvoo.co.uk

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