Futures Programme

The Futures Programme aims to widen, deepen and challenge understanding of the possibilities, so that all Sixth Formers make positive and well-informed choices about their future. Every decision made by our students is an individual one and our team work closely with students, their academic, pastoral and co-curricular teachers and tutors together with their support network at home and in the boarding house.

A Head of Careers resource ensures students make well informed decisions and provides support for UK and International university applications, work experience, preparation for interviews and everything else life after Kent College holds.


To broaden the students' knowledge, there is a regular weekly timetabled session focusing on a wide range of topics including: UCAS preparation, applying to Higher Education in the UK and overseas, apprenticeships, gap year planning, leadership skills, writing an effective personal statement and interview techniques.

Guest speakers, Kent College Alumnae and current parents, from a wide range of industries are invited to these sessions to further develop students' understanding of the breadth of opportunities available.

Careers Advice

Careers advice doesn't just start in the Sixth Form. The Head of Careers has a Senior School open door policy, which means that from Year 7, students can start thinking about their future and will receive support and advice. This includes:

Years 7 and 8 National Careers Week - talks and experience days​ with members of industry
Year 9 GCSE choices​ and where they can take you
Year 10 Work experience and one to one sessions with the Head of Careers
Year 11 Talks and advice on post 16 choices and Sixth Form taster days​
Year 12 Futures Programme, UCAS Apprenticeship prep, CAPPS, Future Female Leaders Leadership Programme

Work Experience

An integral part of the Futures Programme is work experience, and all Sixth Form students will have engaged in meaningful and relevant work experience by the time they enter the Upper Sixth.

Students are given expert advice when writing applications for work experience, so that they have the best chance of securing highly sought-after placements. They are encouraged to explore a variety of placements and expected to be proactive and ambitious from the outset.

Equipped for the Future

We ensure that every Sixth Form student leaves Kent College equipped with the skills and resources to make their chosen pathway an exceptional one. Each student will develop their own pathway portfolio which records all their achievements together with a record of work experience, community service, travel and employment.

Sixth Form students are expected to take advantage of the opportunities on offer to them whilst they are at Kent College and we encourage input from home and suggestions on how this provision can be tailored to support the needs of each individual.