Edinburgh Steiner School

Career Paths

Throughout their final two years, pupils are helped to choose their path beyond school. Each pupil receives at least five individual sessions with the Careers teacher/s to help them prepare their UCAS forms and for any university interviews. They also have interviews with the ISCO (Independent Schools Careers Organisation). If a pupil decides to leave before his or her final year, the school arranges interviews with Careers Scotland.

Many pupils choose to go on a gap year after they leave school to experience and contribute to another culture. Countries visited recently by graduating pupils include Gambia, South Africa and Brazil.

The career paths followed are as individual as our curriculum. Ninety per cent of our pupils continue on to higher education. Our former pupils have gone on to excel in a wide range of careers from doctors, lawyers and business professionals to artists, academics and entrepreneurs. After our pupils complete their school journey, they rarely lose their connection with the school, opting to return regularly for events and celebrations.

It was noted by School inspectors that there was an above average number of former pupils engaged in entrepreneurial activities, reflecting the success of the education in developing creative thinking and the determination to see projects come to fruition.