University Counselling


The Harrow Family is proud of its track record in getting our graduates to their university of choice; and then seeing them be succuessful when they get there, This expertise is shared across the family and will support our Harrow Appi Sixth Formers as they prepare to move to university in the years ahead. 

In Shell (Year 9), students will determine their interests, skills and values for different career themes. Throughout Remove (Year 10) and Fifth Form, students will continue to benefit from Harrow Appi’s close personal tutoring system, in which students will follow a comprehensive curriculum exploring different career fields, the changing world of work, employability and transferable skills. The personalised programme will continue in the Fifth Form (Year 11) where each student will build a more in-depth, psychometric career profile, offering detailed analysis and subject and career suggestions.

All Harrow students receive substantial guidance and support in choosing their IGCSE and A Level subject at the key decision points in Shell (Year 9) and Fifth Form (Year 11). During Fifth Form, all students will be encouraged to undertake work experience during the holidays to add valuable experience, the students will be supported through this process with CV writing workshops and interview practice.

We expect Harrow Appi students to continue their academic journey at university, with most being admitted to their first choice. Many of our students will pursue higher education in Japan or the UK, however, a large number of our students will apply to other global destinations, including in China, Australia, Taiwan and elsewhere in East Asia, and North America. We offer advice and individual support for all major global destinations.

The Sixth Form Careers and University Guidance Programme will provide a comprehensive structure over two years, exploring options and developing skills in Year 12 and moving on to focused support in Year 13.

Students will sit the Cambridge English Qualification equivalent to IELTS, to support their applications. They have access to a range of resources through the University Guidance and through Unifrog, an online application research platform.

A key strength of our programme will be the access to university lecturers and admissions representatives that Harrow Appi students will have. A broad range of global universities will visit us, virtually and face to face, ensuring that our students receive the most up to date, focused information when they need it.

The Sixth Form Team will focus on the individual needs of each student. All students will receive a one-to-one careers interview to formulate their individual action plan, liaising with parents. Drop-in clinics will be offered for students to receive help on university choices, writing personal statements, and personal essays. There will be bespoke workshops and support on the next steps. We are confident that the personalised support and advice that will be available in our Sixth Form means there should be no need to seek help from consultants outside of Harrow Appi.