University and Careers


Safe Drive, Stay Alive presentation

In recent years we have placed an increasing emphasis on educating our students on the tragic consequences of dangerous, irresponsible, or careless driving. This year we intend to take all our Sixth Form students to a presentation entitled ‘Safe Drive, Stay Alive’, which is run by Thames Valley Police.  Please see this link for further information.

We know that all our parents will be concerned to support students through the difficult decisions facing them both in terms of option subjects and, in the VI Form, their possible HE Choices. We believe our students are provided with first class tutoring that allows them to negotiate their way to a successful career. The Sutton Trust has ranked the school as 30th in the entire uk for success in placing students in the top universities and this is something of which we are justifiably proud.

Preparing The Way

Before the Sixth Form is reached, students will have had opportunities to discuss with their tutors, their subject options and the implications, ideas and suggestions that are highlighted through the completion of on-line careers programmes in both the Lower and Upper School. The Morrisby Aspirations Questionnaire is completed in the Third Year, followed by the Morrisby Testing process in Fourth Year. Parents are encouraged to support their sons and daughters as they begin to explore their career options beyond school.  Parents are also invited to attend the Morrisby Feedback Interview which is offered to all students following the Morrisby Test. 

Supporting Choices

Two of the best sources for information about appropriate subject choices for University courses are Unifrog and the UCAS website where individual entry requirements are available via the course search option. UCAS provides a dedicated set of information pages specifically aimed at helping parents to understand the HE system and This guide is published each year by UCAS.  Please note that like many schools, KES has internal deadlines to allow us to achieve the external deadlines set by UCAS. 

The information contained here, within the University and Careers pages of the school web site, is intended to ensure that our students have the best possible preparation for their futures after KES.

As over 95% of our students continue their education at UK universities, the focus on these pages is to provide information and links that will allow them to make informed choices here. However, we are aware that university is not for everybody and so we ensure that all students are informed about other possible options and routes to HE, including apprenticeships and studying abroad at non-UK universities.  Please see the appropriate pages of this website for more detailed information.

Higher Education Evening for LVI parents

An HE evening specially for LVI parents take place in the Spring term. At this event we invite a university admissions officer to speak about what universities are looking for in an application and then we take parents through the KES HE and UCAS programme. Former students are also invited to talk about their application journeys and give a taste of university life.

Copies of the presentations from the 2023 evening can be found here for Dr. Thomas and here for Mr. Hunter.

A Guide to HE for LVI Parents

This comprehensive guide details the School HE programme and is given out to parents of LVI students at the above Higher education Evening in March.  To those who could not attend, and to access a copy of the guide (which includes details of our internal deadlines and processes) please see below.

University Fair

The KES annual University Fair will be held in the Main Hall on Friday 3 February. For details please click this link.  This event is also open to any UVI students who are taking a GAP year or who have yet to make up their minds regarding their HE choices.  Please see this link for further information.

At the Upper Sixth parents evening an HE talk will be given to parents which mainly focuses on Results Day, Clearing & Adjustment and How to make a Post Qualification Application.

UCAS Predicted Grades

For detailed information of the School's A Level Predicted Grades Policy, please follow this link.

A Level Results Day

Detailed information about A Level Results Day, the Post Results Clinics, Clearing, Adjustment and How to make a Post Qualification Application, will follow later this term.