Further Pupil Development
Our aim at Peponi School is to help pupils develop their self-confidence, both personally and academically, so they can achieve the very best results and take responsibility for their own success. We work closely with each pupil to carve out a unique education programme that best suits their needs and ambitions, offering them the flexibility, choice and comprehensive support and guidance necessary to reach their goals.
Pupils are offered extensive support outside of the classroom through weekly sessions, subject-specific clinics, support classes and peer group mentoring. They work closely with their teachers, personal tutors, Head of Sixth Form and the Academic Deans to monitor and discuss their academic performance and progress.
We celebrate impressive results year-on-year and pupils gain University places at a range of subject specialist, Our aim at Peponi School is to help pupils develop their self-confidence, both personally and academically, so they can achieve the very best results and take responsibility for their own success. We work closely with each pupil to carve out a unique education programme that best suits their needs and ambitions, offering them the flexibility, choice and comprehensive support and guidance necessary to reach their goals.
Oxbridge and Russell Group institutions in the UK, America, Canada and other worldwide institutions.
Sixth Form is a crucial development period for young people, in both an intellectual and personal sense. Hence we offer an extensive programme of individual support, mentoring and enrichment activities to build our pupils’ confidence and prepare them for their next steps.
At Peponi we embrace a friendly, informal but disciplined, adult approach to education. Pupils take lessons in small groups where they are encouraged to explore and test their ideas with the teacher and other pupils, becoming independent thinkers. Our small class sizes enable teachers to offer greater individual attention, set more homework and provide feedback.
Careers & University Applications
We realise how precious the Sixth Form is in a young person’s life. During these two years, our pupils learn to take their place alongside adults; they develop their career focus and ambition. We expect our pupils to work harder than they have ever worked before, but we also know that these are years that pupils will remember for the rest of their lives. By creating an environment that is challenging yet supportive, stimulating yet rooted in strong values, Peponi School provides the environment in which our pupils develop their intellect, initiative, and interests – and from which they take fantastic memories for the future.
Our school subscribes to the UNIFROG platform. This is an online platform for supporting pupils’ research into various careers, University possibilities and their eventual application. It is a tool whose use has grown over the past few years in a wide variety of schools in the world and is advocated by many H.M.C. schools.
‘What do you want to do next?’ is a question that is always up for discussion in the Sixth Form. Answering this question is key to identifying the skills and experience that pupils need to build to gain successful entry to the University course and career of their choice. The Head of Sixth Form is at the heart of this conversation, ably advising pupils on ways forward that are both ambitious and realistic. Time is set aside in Years 12 and 13 during which pupils move from considering possible routes and getting advice from the Peponi network of professionals, to making applications that will enable them to achieve their ambitions. Working with members of the Peponi Schools’ community, parents, Old Peponians and staff, our recently launched PeponiCONNECT also provides opportunities for our VI Form to develop workplace experience, soft skills and self-confidence within a profession to which they aspire.
Applying to University or College
Applying to University or College typically involves taking standardised tests, writing personal statements, collecting letters of recommendation, and filling out applications.
Applying to an undergraduate program often requires gathering a range of materials to showcase your abilities as a student and your interest in higher education. Though it can be quite involved, the process is relatively standard across most institutions.
University Application Requirements
Throughout your time in UVI (Year 13) we help you with all requirements;
- Application: Each University requires a general application. This covers information including academic qualifications plus extracurricular activities and parent or legal guardian information
- Academic Transcripts: Your transcripts from Sixth Form show Universities the Subjects taken and the grades achieved
- Letters of Recommendation: Some Universities require letters of recommendationfrom trusted adults in your life. These typically come from teachers or counselors who can speak to your academic abilities
- Personal Statements and Essays: Universities take into consideration the person beyond grades and test scores. The Personal Statement (or College essay) gives you the opportunity to show a more rounded picture of who you are.
- Standardised Scores: Taking a College entrance exam, like the SAT or ACT, used to be standard, though a growing number of institutions have stopped this requirement. However, submitting your scores can still help your application
- Financial Information:Some Universities/Colleges will request information on your or your family’s financial situation to see if you qualify for scholarships. The deadline for financial information might be later than the application deadline.
- Know your application deadlines.
- Sign up for standardised testing.
- Start your Personal Statements.
- Ask for letters of recommendation.
- Submit your transcripts.
- Fill out your application.
- Double-check and submit your application.
Our leaving pupils have gone on to study at Universities and Colleges worldwide including;
UNITED KINGDOM e.g. University of Oxford, University College London, University of Durham, Imperial College London, University of Nottingham…
USA e.g. Harvard University, Yale University, University of California, Penn State University,
CANADA e.g. University of York, University of British Columbia, McGill University
AUSTRALIA e.g. University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, University of Queensland
REST OF EUROPE
KENYA e.g. University of Nairobi, Strathmore University
SOUTH AFRICA e.g. University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University
David Kimani – Head of Careers and University Placements