Careers

Supporting appropriate career aspirations which match the interests and talents of our pupils is an integral part of the pastoral programme within the College. Our pastoral team, including the Head of Careers and Head of Universities, is on hand to provide individual support and to advise pupils about their subject choices prior to entering Third, Fifth and Sixth year.
 
The pastoral team is also responsible for liaising with outside agencies, including employers and universities across the country, and for arranging Higher Education and Careers Conventions for pupils and their families. Pupils are encouraged to attend relevant careers courses, which are advertised through the Daily Bulletin, and all S5 pupils take part in a placement for Work Experience week in June.
 
With 96% of pupils going on to study at institutions of Higher and Further Education around the world after leaving school, S6 pupils are supported through the university application process and are offered interview practice by College staff and visiting professionals.

University Destinations

Pupils have gone on to study at universities in Scotland, the UK and across the globe, including:

  • University Aberdeen
  • University of Abertay Dundee
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • University of Bath
  • Birmingham City University
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • Cardiff University
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Dundee
  • Durham University
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • University of Exeter
  • University College Falmouth
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • University of Glasgow
  • Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
  • Imperial College London
  • King’s College London (University of London)
  • University of Leeds
  • Leiden Netherlands
  • The University of Manchester
  • Marist College, NY, USA
  • Newcastle University
  • Northumbria University
  • The University of Nottingham
  • Oxford University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Queen Margaret University
  • The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
  • The University of Reading
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • The University of Salford
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Stirling
  • The University of Strathclyde
  • University of Surrey
  • University of the Arts London
  • University of British Columbia, Canada
  • University College London (University of London)
  • University of the Highlands and Islands
  • The University of Warwick University of Westminster

Gordonian Mentoring Programme

The Gordonian Mentoring Programme has been launched to provide senior pupils and young alumni access to the wealth of experience residing within the Gordonian community. The programme has been established to formalise ways for young Gordonians to learn from experienced Gordonians who can help advise and guide when considering career paths and life beyond school.

"Gordon's offers opportunity, choice and support to launch young people to the next stage of their education and future careers."

Mr Mills, Head of College

Upon leaving the school gates pupils join our 8,000 strong Gordonian network across the globe.