Each year, our students leave Emanuel with a wide variety of individual talents and ambitions in many different areas.
Our many higher education destinations include Oxbridge and other top Russell Group institutions; Drama schools, such as RADA and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art; Art colleges, such as Kingston, Camberwell College of Arts and the Royal Drawing School; Music conservatoires, including the Royal College of Music; and universities overseas including UNC Chapel Hill, McGill and University of Minnesota.
In the sixth form, most students study the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) alongside their A levels. This qualification is increasingly highly regarded by universities for the way in which it trains students in developing undergraduate skills of sourcing, evaluating, citing and referencing research. It is delivered as a taught, skill-based course initially, after which students are supervised and mentored through their individual projects. Find out more about the EPQ at Emanuel here.
Emanuel showed me that it doesn't matter where you come from. If you know where you want to go, you can forge a way to get there.Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo (OE), Olympics coach
No young adult is the same and we encourage every individual to pursue the route best suited to them. We offer a very detailed programme for planning progression, supporting students at every stage of their decision and application process. The careers department at Emanuel provides information and one-to-one consultations for students on possible routes into different industries, helps organise work placements and advises on applications for internships and apprenticeships. The careers centre is well-stocked with guidance literature as well as practice material for entrance examinations such GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test), SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and ACT (American College Testing).
Pupils in Year 11 are invited to our annual careers convention and are encouraged to apply to the Inspiring Futures insight days. Upper sixth students have the opportunity to apply for internships exclusive to Emanuel in the fields of finance, marketing, technology and tourism. Students also have access to ECON (Emanuel Careers & Opportunities Network) – a database run by the Emanuel Parents’ Association which allows students access to parents working in a variety of fields to offer support and advice about careers. We are also delighted to regularly welcome OEs (Old Emanuels) and current students to satellite events where we offer support and advice.
It is our hope that our higher education and careers support and advice, our parents’ network and our entrepreneurial and mentoring programmes give our pupils every chance of success in the years to come.