Project Description

Career event at Madras College gives insight into Future pathways

The Madras Senior Phase Careers and Pathways Evening is an annual event for pupils and their parents to attend. There were over 200 attendees this year all looking for information on the options open to young people during the senior phase at school and beyond. The partners in attendance were St Andrews University, Fife College and Skills Development Scotland. 

After a welcome by the Rector Ken Currie, there were several presentations held throughout the night. Firstly, we heard from Ben Lowrie, the school’s SDS representative. Ben shared his knowledge and expertise on how Madras pupils can achieve a positive destination through various pathways. 

Next was Rebecca Munro from the University of St Andrews to give her insights into the UCAS process and admissions procedures. 

After the presentations, parents and pupils could personalise their nights with opt in events. These included chats with individual departments around the school to find out more about the many courses on offer in the Senior phase. There was also a talk giving tips on applying to Oxford or Cambridge Universities for any pupils considering continuing their education at an Oxbridge establishment. 

Finally, Brenda Heenan, School Partnership Coordinator at Fife College, spoke to young people and their parents about Foundation Apprenticeships and Modern Apprenticeships.

Pupil Testimonials 

Abel (S6) “It was useful to hear what admissions staff are specifically looking for. Especially, what to focus on – your passion for the subject and what you are doing to expand your knowledge.” 

Matthew (S6) “The information about personal statements was useful.”