exceptional 2021 exam results with 77% achieving Grade A at Higher Level

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"We are awestruck by the strong ethos towards empowering girls to try their hand at anything and the large number of extra-curricular school activities available and the strong emphasis on a well-rounded education. Everyone we have interacted with from Trish to Harry the bus driver have been kind and caring and we are in no doubt that sending our daughter to Kilgraston was the best decision we have made for her future."
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Careers and Higher Education

Careers and Higher Education


Nearly every student from Kilgraston goes on to university, and although their ultimate career destination and profession may not yet be known, we aim to ensure that they have a real and practical knowledge of life after Kilgraston and confidence in their choice of what to do next.

Making subject and career choices is difficult. We understand this, and to help girls with these important decisions we spend time with them as part of the Sixth Form Studies and PSHE programme.

The school is a member of Unifrog, a careers platform integrated into our PSHE curriculum from Lower 4 – Upper 6. This enables us to help the girls build a portfolio of skills, provides access to super-curriculum courses, software to build their CV’s and a wealth of information on positive destinations post school.

The Sixth Form Team have extensive experience in making applications across a range of destinations including Universities at home and abroad, Colleges, Apprenticeships and Gap Year options. In Sixth Form we encourage the attendance at Open Day’s and organise a Higher Education Fair each Spring with over 30 institutions attending.

Sixth Form Studies, embedded in the Sixth Form curriculum, provides an opportunity to provide bespoke advice for our pupils. In Lower Sixth this involves building their CV, attending interview practice, listening to talks from University Admissions Teams as well as researching work experience options for Easter or summer holidays.

In Upper Sixth the girls are guided through the University and Colleges applications programme to help them make successful applications.
The breath and variety of destinations our girls achieve is highly impressive.

In the Upper Sixth the girls follow a bespoke University and College Application programme designed to help them successfully apply to university and college. Visits to Higher Education Fairs and some Open Days are encouraged. We will also advise whether or not a gap year is the right choice for those interested.