Grade 12 students have a semester course of college placement and career guidance. During this course students research university courses, their entry requirements and application deadlines. They also prepare personal statements, complete and submit letters of application forms and work on portfolios (if required).
The College Counselor holds two College Nights every year where parents and students are informed about the requirements and application processes to universities in different countries. These events are open to Grades 10, 11 and 12. Parents and students can also arrange a meeting with the College Counselor at any time.
Career Day is held every year where IKNS alumni and other members of the community working in different fields visit the school and speak to interested Grade 11 and 12 students about their university studies and professions, and answer the students’ questions.
For students in Grades 9 and 10, Career Day involves visiting an institution to see the workplace first hand. Examples of institutions that students visit are law firms, banks, hospitals, architecture firms, marketing agencies, government offices, and telecoms.
University representatives from several universities around the world visit IKNS every year to meet with interested students, and several college fairs are held at school.
Grade 10 and 11 students sit for the PSAT every year which is a practice version of the SAT. Analysis of the PSAT results provide indicators to student’s command of English reading, comprehension, writing and Mathematics.