U n i v e r s i t y / C a r e e r G u i d a n c e @ K C C I S
University / Career Counseling - Outlines (Year 7 to Y13)
Our students start to explore their future education and career paths from Year 7 onwards. University / career guidance related topics are to be covered in PSHE, from Year 7 to Year 11. Homeroom teachers will encourage or refer students to see the guidance counselor when they have further questions about future education, especially for their I/GCSE or IB course options. The counselor can meet the students in class or in the counseling office. Parents can make an appointment with the counselor, or meet the counselor during the I/GCSE or IB options evening.
Year 7 to Year 9
In Year 7, apart from career awareness, students will explore and identify how they can use their strengths to help others, and initiate interest exploration. Year 8 students will begin thinking about possible career choices for the future. Goal-setting process will start in Year 9. Involvement in extra curricular activities would be helpful to students' personal and social development. Besides improving on their mathematics and critical thinking skills, students are encouraged to, from Year 9 onwards or earlier, learn another language other than Chinese and English. It is important to think about subject choices for the coming year.
Year 10 / Year 11
- Introduce students to the skills required for success in a career and have them evaluate their level of proficiency at each. Use the resources online to start exploring college options.
- Have students identify skills they possess and recognize strategies they could use to enhance their skill development. Have students evaluate their level of success at achieving their goals, adapt them, and use their goals as the basis for course selection for the future.
- Monitor each student’s progress and put interventions in place for at-risk students.
- Set both short-term and long-term goals, and select courses for the following year (post-I/GCSE).
- Monitor each student’s progress and put interventions in place to assist at-risk students.
By the end of Year 11, students should have taken some challenging courses to help establish their academic credentials.
Year 12 / 13
Students will have to complete one University Application Progress form in Y12, and two in Y13. The guidance counselor will have individual meetings with students during these two years to keep track of their progress. For details, please refer to the University Application Timeline posted on the home page.