Braeburn students have been taking up places in universities all over the world since the early 1980s when Braeburn opened its first sixth form at what is now Garden Estate. Today, Braeburn has six schools with sixth forms. BIIS, BHS, Braeside, Braeburn Arusha and BMIS offer AS and A levels, BGES offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma and both Braeburn Arusha and Braeside run BTEC National Diploma courses. The variety of courses on offer provides a range of different routes to universities in Kenya and overseas.
Over the last decade, the process of university applications has become increasingly complex. There are now more opportunities than ever before in terms of places and courses available. This presents today’s students with a vast range of opportunities. However, along with this comes an often bewildering array of application procedures, additional tests and entry requirements which students and parents have to navigate.
Braeburn is committed to offering our students first class guidance on career opportunities and university placements assisting them with the various choices faced in the educational and applications process. To this end, Mr. Manning was appointed as the University Applications Advisor for the Braeburn group in 2010. Mr. Manning started working with sixth form applicants at Garden Estate in the late 1980s and has continued to work on applications, (among many other things), ever since. He visits all the Braeburn Schools on a regular basis, holding individual interviews with students, giving talks to parents and students at key times in the academic calendar and attending Parents’ Evenings.
The process of ensuring that students are prepared for university applications starts well before the sixth form. Braeburn, through Mr. Manning and the Key Stage coordinators in each school, give advice at the following crucial times:
It is very important for students at this level to ensure their subject choices mesh with their future career aspirations. Mr. Manning meets with all the students in this year group to ensure that subjects chosen are compliant with their prospective profession.
Braeburn Schools offer GCE AS and A Levels, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and the Edexcel BTEC National Diploma courses. For each student, the optimum path to university or the next phase of his or her career, will be different. Mr. Manning ensures that each student chooses the course and subjects that best suits his or her strengths in individual interviews after the release of the IGCSE results. Parents are an intrinsic part of this crucial decision.
Selecting a country for study and a course which best suits each student is a complex process. Mr. Manning gives advice on procedures, admission requirements, any additional tests needed plus information on requirements for student visas. Parents are involved at each stage of the process.
Should you wish to meet with Mr. Manning, please contact your head teacher who will be able to arrange this.